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Pinfest 2020

The Newcastle Pinball Association is proud to announce...
Yes its on again for the 9th year!

Anyone keen on contributing a game to this awesome event, please send me a message. Only a few spots left.


VPGL 16 - Double Flip (Rules for the competition)

Hi Pinballers,

Welcome to the Visual Pinball Gaming League with VPGL 16 - Double Flip. This tournament is the 4th of the new decade and part of the overall VPGL 2020 and all gamers worldwide are welcome to play. You can join in at any time and play.

The player...


Hi Gamers,

Welcome to arcade gaming with MGLXLV- Arcade Have A Go. This is the third tournament of the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ESPORTS for 2020. All gamers worldwide are welcome to game. You can also join in at any time.

Please watch the trailer below for the official tournament...

CABINET RESTORATION - TZ - to assist others

I have taken a short break from my landscaping duties in the new house and just completed a Twilight Zone cabinet restore. As I have said before, there are many guys that do really nice resto work, and this thread is really to assist someone who is considering taking the step to have a go themselves....

Announcement: Western Australia set to have its very own Pinball Festival

Hi folks!

We’d like to share some exciting news with you all…

Western Australia is set to have its very own Pinball Festival 😊

With Western Australia starting to ease restrictions from tomorrow, we thought what better time to announce plans for a pinball festival...

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  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Gemini2544
    I'm insured for a "specific collection" at an agreed price.
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by pinball god
    Well ain't that fair enough. I can insure stuff for crazy bucks but if it worth less they should pay only that. They just bother to confirm your valuation at insuring time, but if you're unsure, insure it for double or what ever and get what it's worth in the end. I dropped an item from $40k to $5k...
    Yesterday, 06:23 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Crafty
    This is very true, but the sting in the tail is at payout time should it happen. Some (not all) insurance companies will ask you to verify replacements cost.
    As an example I can insure my Crapadore for 20K agreed value even though it's worth maybe at best 5K and pay a huge premium. then when it's...
    Yesterday, 05:02 PM
  • Reply to Super Hang On mini ride on restoration
    by Andyj965
    I wouldn't say that at all mate. I'm using your measurements for the files. I just wanted to make a way of easily getting it cut right and also making it easy for anyone else needing to do this. I don't trust myself enough to make it nice enough for this project. I'd end up with it looking like crap....
    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by pinball god
    Am I missing something here. Ring your insurance company ask them what effect insuring the game for $5k will have on your premium. Then ask what if I insure it for $10k. I'm betting, from my experience, your premium will be lucky to go up by much. I doubt we're talking hundreds of dollars in extra...
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
  • Reply to Short length axial resistors
    by Berty
    By way of an update, I found that RS Components has most of what I need. TE Connectivity have a series of resistors called "CFR16" that fit the bill. Just need to find some 2K resistors now and I will have what I need.
    Yesterday, 09:00 AM
  • Reply to The PVM-2730QM thread (H-STAT issue, colour bleed, convergence and more!)
    by Dubon
    ive signed up on this forum because its pretty much the only place where you can find such an amount of info on this particular pvm.
    ive aquired one of these last month and have run into an uncommon issue it seems.
    the monitor seems to suffer from green tinted greyscale, but only...
    Yesterday, 06:11 AM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Crafty
    Tough question because no matter what the insurance company always wins.
    The more you insure it for the more the premium.
    I suppose the real question is if I were to lose everything what is a dollar amount that I would be happy to receive? The short answer will be " Never Enough"....
    27 October 2020, 11:40 PM
  • Reply to Super Hang On mini ride on restoration
    by sparksterz
    Yeah - unfortunately I'm sure I messed up a ton in my 3d model in terms of making it exportable for any CNC cutting. I figure I'll just pencil in measurements and cut them with a jigsaw. Won't be as clean I suppose, but hopefully with some sanding it won't be too bad....
    27 October 2020, 11:02 PM
  • Reply to Short length axial resistors
    by cwispy
    I would normally buy them through Digi-Key or Mouser.
    27 October 2020, 10:26 PM
  • Short length axial resistors
    by Berty
    Folks, I'm finding it difficult to obtain 1/8 watt axial resistors that are 3.5 in length. Pretty much everything I have found is approx 6mm OR where I have found the smaller ones, I cannot get all of the values that I require.

    I'm after tips on where folks have sourced these from. I'm...
    27 October 2020, 08:46 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by oldhank
    Gives agreat hug too!...
    27 October 2020, 07:30 PM
  • Reply to I need help: I can't connect my PC to a CRT TV
    by Ryan555
    Try and use a different video card one with a Component video output on it instead and plug that straight into the TV.
    27 October 2020, 06:36 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Pop Bumper Pete
    Doug, you are priceless
    27 October 2020, 06:27 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by kayakkingoz
    Yeah + 1500 to cover covid era prices...
    27 October 2020, 05:37 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Cursed
    I think in this case I would just insure it for what you have personally spent on it plus a little more.

    Being able to get a replacement if the worst was to happen seems extremely unlikely.
    27 October 2020, 04:42 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Gemini2544
    All my machines are insured, but this one is an unknown, no idea what to value it for.
    A reply from my insurance broker-

    "Hi Doug , if you can get a price off the internet or a website that would do . You could get the cash equivalent if we cant replace it we just have...
    27 October 2020, 04:37 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Gemini2544
    No frown, just don't have a clue to it's worth....
    27 October 2020, 04:35 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Gemini2544
    That's my point, what's it worth?...
    27 October 2020, 04:34 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by kayakkingoz
    Insurance companies usually say if the item is under a certain amount ( 8000 in my case) then no need to separately list . If u want more than that as replacement you need to notify them of $ worth & what the item is...
    27 October 2020, 04:27 PM
  • Reply to Super Hang On mini ride on restoration
    by Andyj965
    Welcome to AA mate. You've got good timing. I've only just started playing around in the last few days putting the plans you made into a format that I could get cut by CNC. Like you I've got a number of projects but mine all move slowly. Only rough first attempt at the moment. I need to round off some...
    27 October 2020, 02:50 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by ddstoys
    Just put a number that will turn your frown upside down...
    27 October 2020, 02:11 PM
  • Reply to Konami 054544 / 054986A Reproduction Board
    by cwispy
    Boards have completed production and due to be shipped. It normally takes about 3 - 5 days to get here with DHL Express.
    27 October 2020, 02:04 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by DAG
    I hear you loud and clear Brother.....Or Sister (Stuffed if I know)

    I am lucky enough to have 1 of the less than 50 left from only 100 built Williams Starlight.... (Condition probably better than new - Thanks KJS)
    I know what I paid for it but that is totally irrelevant.
    27 October 2020, 01:04 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Koops
    So the question really is "In the event that it got destroyed what would it cost to purchase one back?" (if you could find one).

    If someone else's got destroyed and they contacted you about this what would you sell it for?

    Does the insurance premium increase become...
    27 October 2020, 12:53 PM



  • A question of real value.
    by Gemini2544
    With the recent arrival of a restoration project I'm doing "UP SCOPE" which is almost complete now, I need to add it to my insurance.
    Now here is the thing, the machine does appear to be rare, in fact it looks like it's the only survivor in Australia & only one of 14 known to exist...
    27 October 2020, 12:12 PM
  • Pinball prices Extrodinary
    by john17a
    Had to wipe the magnifying glasses reading pins for sale on Gumtree
    cirqus voltaire 32.5 k best 1 ever i have a beautiful example here that was LITZ ill let it go for 25 bargain
    27 October 2020, 03:29 PM
  • Whitewater J120 and J121
    by weedy
    Trying to chase down a GI problem with my WH20 whereby the GI doesn’t work during a game. It does work in test mode but not as it should. For example, in test mode when it is running the upper playfield GI, the GI under the slings is lit and when the lower playfield GI test is running, no GI is lit....
    Yesterday, 09:59 AM
  • Share an example or picture of something you've 3D printed...
    by jbtech
    Hi all,

    Since our original exposure to affordable 3D printers for home use, my perception of them has gradually changed from a fascinating 'future' technology, building a heap of useless but technically interesting objects to prove they can, to a useful workshop tool for fabricating custom-designed...
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    This gallery has 2 photos.
    27 October 2020, 09:19 PM
  • Anyone buy this EM on eBay?
    by bossninja17
    I saw a Gottlieb Jungle Princess was recently sold on EBay for about $1800. Did anyone from AA buy it?...
    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
  • Gemini2544's 5th Pinball meet saturday 20/3/2021
    by Gemini2544
    Gemini2544's 5th Pinball meet Saturday 20/3/2021
    Assuming no Covid lock down issues. More details will be posted when we get closer.
    This meet as always is a drunken sleep over.

    Gemini2544's 5th game room meet.
    When- Saturday, 20th of March, 2021 from...
    Yesterday, 07:54 AM
  • VPGL 16 - Game 6 ~ Paragon - Closes 08/11/2020
    by JustAnotherRat
    GAME 6.... and we're Barbarian Heroes...

    VPGL 16 - Game 6 ~ Paragon
    Nominated by VPGL super couple, mozzie & mrs mozz

    Paragon was released by Bally in 1978 and is a 1-4 player solid state pinball machine.

    Design by: Greg Kmiec
    23 October 2020, 07:30 AM
  • Marco: New Shipping Rates for Australia. Let's Celebrate!
    by Arcade King
    Cut and pasted from the email.
    A better, faster, and more affordable way to get our pinball parts to Australia is finally here!!
    27 October 2020, 07:03 AM
  • WTB - Data East project
    by Stevej
    Hoping to find a Data East restoration project. Already have LW3 and TFTC so and interested in any other DE title that may be available to bring back to life, unwanted project gathering dust somewhere. I guessing those types of pins are harder to come by these days but thought i would try anyway. This...
    Yesterday, 11:54 PM
  • Stern Backbox Fluoro: Ballast & LED replacements, where to buy in Aus
    by onetaste
    The ballast for the fluoro on my Tron shorted and it blew the tube and starter, as well as another tube from my Iron Man that I put in there to test. It has been a learning experience for me, I didn't even know what a ballast was. So now I am shopping for

    - ballast
    - starter
    27 October 2020, 12:56 PM
  • Totan insert decals
    by Boof Head
    Hi all. I’ve just picked up a Totan and the playfield has virtually every insert missing. It came with a new playfield but it’s going to be ages before I can restore this one.
    Just wondering if anyone has or knows were I can get a set of decals, preferably local before I get a set from over...
    Yesterday, 08:23 AM
  • Star Wars Data East
    by Adam Wirski
    Hi, I want to sell my old pinball, but in Poland we don't have a market for it at all .
    Would anyone be interested in buing this? The main issue would be transporting it from PL to AU, but we can work it out somehow.
    Will 2000 USD / 3000 AUD be a good price?

    26 October 2020, 03:44 AM
  • White water topper
    by weedy
    White water flat decal topper.
    This is not an original foil topper, but rather the step above no topper at all. It is a flat decal on a new white plastic support.

    $20 ono.
    Pick up from Red Hill, Brisbane....
    Yesterday, 10:10 AM
  • New Member
    by fiveinarow
    hi all first post...
    26 October 2020, 07:15 PM
  • Lockdown bar / plate rivots
    by symonz
    Does anyone know where I can source these rivots or have an alternative that I can use? Thanks

    26 October 2020, 06:49 AM
  • Short length axial resistors
    by Berty
    Folks, I'm finding it difficult to obtain 1/8 watt axial resistors that are 3.5 in length. Pretty much everything I have found is approx 6mm OR where I have found the smaller ones, I cannot get all of the values that I require.

    I'm after tips on where folks have sourced these from. I'm...
    27 October 2020, 08:46 PM
  • Pincadia Re-opens
    by DAG
    Pincadia is open again, after such a long wait you can this weekend go and have a drink feed and a bash on your favorite pin.
    Good luck with the AFL Grand Final on 40 meters over the road.
    But the main thing is it's open. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday....ATM
    Check as numbers are limited...
    24 October 2020, 11:12 AM
  • bally bingo
    by fiveinarow
    Hi all, anyone have a bally bingo gathering dust that they want to part with,havent seen one for 30 years
    26 October 2020
    26 October 2020
    26 October 2020, 07:46 PM
  • Time to improve GameRoom (pinball club, arcade competitions, bigger carpark)
    by gameroom
    Time to improve GameRoom (pinball club, pinball and arcade competitions, bigger carpark)

    It's fair to say that we were lucky to re-open after the covid scare in South Australia.

    Much debt but now there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    We are ready to start introducing...
    25 October 2020, 07:47 PM
  • For Sale : SNK Neo Geo MVS
    by MegaIndo
    Hello, everyone.

    I would like to offer for some SNK Neo Geo Carts :

    (All in US$)
    Street Hoop $42
    Puzzle Bobble $26
    Puzzle de Pon $27
    Power Spike 2 $45
    Karnov's Revenge $57
    Sonic Wing 2 / Aero Fighter 2 $40
    Stakes Winner $32
    22 October 2020, 05:56 PM
  • Happy Birthday @stuba
    by Fairground

    Another member from the ‘sunshine state’ stuba, is celebrating today!

    Happy Birthday Stu, hope you have a fantastic day ....
    26 October 2020, 06:03 AM
  • Tron & Iron Man Fluoro problems; driver board fuse LEDs
    by onetaste
    Hi, before I go too deep into researching this, as I know nothing about fluoros, my Tron fluoro went the other day. I replaced it with my Iron Man (original) fluoro and that went, too. When I put the fluoro back in the Iron Man it is dead there. They are both completely dead in both machines, no glow...
    25 October 2020, 04:44 PM
  • Dr who - Bally
    by The_debs
    Bally Dr Who

    100% working great condition Dr Who
    Great condition Playfield
    Full led throughout
    Recently fully stripped and sorted out 100%
    Mini Playfield has no issues
    No segments out on screen
    Slight fading on the cabinet but that's normal for these...
    Yesterday, 11:08 AM
  • New older pin day
    by Boof Head
    Picked up this old girl yesterday. Was only 40km from home which never happens. Usually 6-700 km round trip for a pin.
    She’s needing a lot of work to get going, transformer is cactus, mpu corrosion but I’m up for the challenge.
    Will be good to get something outside of the 90s back in...
    24 October 2020, 02:29 PM





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