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Pinfest 2020

The Newcastle Pinball Association is proud to announce...
PINFEST 2020.
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.

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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.

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The player...
 

MGLXLV - ARCADE HAVE A GO - TOURNAMENT DETAILS

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 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...
    Today, 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...
    Today, 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....
    Today, 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...
    Today, 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.
    Today, 09:00 AM
  • Reply to The PVM-2730QM thread (H-STAT issue, colour bleed, convergence and more!)
    by Dubon
    Hi,
    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...
    Today, 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"....
    Yesterday, 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....
    Yesterday, 11:02 PM
  • Reply to Short length axial resistors
    by cwispy
    I would normally buy them through Digi-Key or Mouser.
    https://www.digikey.com.au/products/...k=1&nstock=1&p...
    Yesterday, 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...
    Yesterday, 08:46 PM
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    by oldhank
    Gives agreat hug too!...
    Yesterday, 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.
    Yesterday, 06:36 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Pop Bumper Pete
    Doug, you are priceless
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by kayakkingoz
    Yeah + 1500 to cover covid era prices...
    Yesterday, 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.
    Yesterday, 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...
    Yesterday, 04:37 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Gemini2544
    No frown, just don't have a clue to it's worth....
    Yesterday, 04:35 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by Gemini2544
    That's my point, what's it worth?...
    Yesterday, 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...
    Yesterday, 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...
    Yesterday, 02:50 PM
  • Reply to A question of real value.
    by ddstoys
    Just put a number that will turn your frown upside down...
    Yesterday, 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.
    Yesterday, 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.
    ...
    Yesterday, 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...
    Yesterday, 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...
    Yesterday, 12:12 PM

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