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  • Fish Tales playfield side rail

    Hi,

    I'm currently restoring a Fish Tales and I have discovered that it is missing the black wooden rail that sits on the left side of the shooter lane.

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    I was hoping:
    • Someone may happen to have one lying around they are willing to part with (unlikely I know!), or
    • Someone could provide me with the dimensions of it so I could make a new one. It looks like it doesn't have any 'cut outs' in it.
    • Someone could recommend a supplier of the black woodgrain plastic wrap that is used on them?


    Cheers,

    Andy

  • #2
    IF you want to go really overboard
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/to...o-ship-or-york

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    • #3
      Andy I use Tas oak from Bunnings 32x11 from memory and I skim down a couple of mm. Painted black they match the grain well or you can sand smooth.
      Have heaps so happy to post you a piece painted for free if you give me length.

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      • #4
        Thanks [MENTION=18098]KJS[/MENTION].

        If the painted Tassie Oak is a good match, then perhaps I might replace the whole lot and skip the wood grain wrap altogether. I believe that on some games of similar age they used to paint them instead anyway.

        I'll sneak down to Bunnings and grab a few lengths to make a set, but thanks again for the offer for the freebie!

        I still just need someone to let me know how long my missing piece is: length, width, and height.

        Cheers,

        Andy

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        • #5
          Originally posted by andtan View Post
          Thanks [MENTION=18098]KJS[/MENTION].

          If the painted Tassie Oak is a good match, then perhaps I might replace the whole lot and skip the wood grain wrap altogether. I believe that on some games of similar age they used to paint them instead anyway.

          I'll sneak down to Bunnings and grab a few lengths to make a set, but thanks again for the offer for the freebie!

          I still just need someone to let me know how long my missing piece is: length, width, and height.

          Cheers,

          Andy
          Good idea
          I’ve seen a few fishtales where the original rails have a join in them and this comes apart often warping the playfield.
          So a whole new set is a good choice

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          • #6
            245 mm x 14 mm x 30mm
            PIMP YOUR PINS

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            • #7
              Thanks very much [MENTION=5538]kayakkingoz[/MENTION] !

              Cheers.

              Andy

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              • #8
                That made me move the stuff off the top of it so I got to have a few games on Fishies tonight . I love that game
                PIMP YOUR PINS

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                • #9
                  Well I made a new set of side rail for Fish Tales out of Tassie Oak that I picked up at Bunnings. Thanks to KJS and kayakkingoz for measurements and advice.

                  Instead of painting them black, I managed to find some black contact with wood grain that is identical to the original. For anyone that's interested, I got it off eBay at the following link for $21.83 delivered, 61-cm x 5.0-m:

                  ​​https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/254322313152 ​​

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                  Cheers,

                  Andy

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                  • #10
                    Looks schmick!

                    http://www.afpinball.com
                    "Pinball... harmless recreation for a modest consideration"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ocyen View Post
                      Looks schmick!
                      understatement of the century

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