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    Posted: 30 March 2018 at 9:02am
Hi,

I just grab my first pin, but at them moment is a friends warehouse. I have to bring it home, but no idea how to transport it, or even move it around once home. I was wodnering how do you move pinballs around. For bringing it home I guess I have to dismantle and fold, but once home I was wodnering if there is anything to move it around easily. I think I saw some casters that are placed individually in each leg, but can´t find them anywhere. Any advice?
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Right.  

You will need:

Socket set

A friend

Blanket

Ratchet strap

barrow

Step 1: remove the balls.

The back box (the bit on top with the scores) will either fold down or on older machines can be removed.  Sometimes you have to remove the glass, then undo a number of bolts before it will fold down.

Put a blanket on top of the machine, then fold the back box down.  Pass the ratchet strap around and tighten moderately.

Next: remove the legs.  You ideally need a wooden prop, or a friend.  Lift the rear of the machine up and undo the two bolts on each rear leg.  Remove legs and gently let the rear of the machine down.  

Now tip the machine so that the coin door is facing up towards the ceiling.  Remove the front legs.

Tip the machine slightly so you can slip the barrow underneath.

I hope this makes sense – tell us which machine it is, please.






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You forgot to mention to get it into place you might have to go under it and do the turtle ha ha.
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Hahaha Indispensable that already to fit it inside the van. What about casters?
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Originally posted by Pharo Pharo wrote:

You forgot to mention to get it into place you might have to go under it and do the turtle ha ha.
Haa....I've done the turtle many a times... ....congrats on your first pin....your second (and 3rd ) will follow shortly............Joey
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Not very popular one, a World Cup Soccer. But it is kinda linked to my childhood, so very happy.

BTW, I have been offered a Lethal Weapon, with a faulty transformer, it starts burning the covering plastic when turned on. Is that a big issue? Does it have to be replaced? If so, for how much?
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Yeah, I know World Cup Soccer.  It's all right, that.  And as long as you like it, that's the important thing.

Sign up to http://www.pinballowners.com - you can get a cool certificate to print out!

Lethal Weapon 3 transformer... not sure.  The manual is here,  http://mirror2.ipdb.org/files/1433/Data_East_1992_Lethal_Weapon_3_Manual.pdf  , obviously that's the USA 110V schematics but may be of use.  Check all the fuses anyway, people replace them with nails and things.  


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World Cup soccer is underrated imo...
LW3 is also a great pin imo and if its cheap then I'd buy it but then again how comfortable are you with fixing it? Oh also would need to be in OK condition of course!

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What do you consider cheap? I have no clue how to fix a stepdown transformer...
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Oh check out pinballinfo , the dedicated pinball forum in the uk, make sure to say hello you'll be welcome 
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Originally posted by zumbito zumbito wrote:

What do you consider cheap?

I think the most important thing is whether it's complete and how much wear the playfield has.    

Originally posted by zumbito zumbito wrote:

I have no clue how to fix a stepdown transformer...

You wouldn't fix it, just replace it.  But yeah, pinballinfo.com is where to go.
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Originally posted by robin_l robin_l wrote:


Originally posted by zumbito zumbito wrote:

What do you consider cheap?

I think the most important thing is whether it's complete and how much wear the playfield has.    

Originally posted by zumbito zumbito wrote:

I have no clue how to fix a stepdown transformer...

You wouldn't fix it, just replace it.  But yeah, pinballinfo.com is where to go.
This...
Oh and if complete but something I know I could get going again and again in good nick 500... Fully working obviously more and again it's an underrated pin imo.

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Ok, finally it wasn´t a WCS, I ended up taking a Dracula. But need a nice cleaning, some scratches, red is fading away on the sides and need some rubber replacements. I have never had a pinball before so quite hesssitant where to start. I´m literally starting from 0 here.
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I jumped in feet first also....a bit overwhelming at first...but if you like to tinker...you will be re-rubbering and waxing that bad boy in no time.....!!!.......Joey
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Originally posted by zumbito zumbito wrote:

Ok, finally it wasn't a WCS, I ended up taking a Dracula. But need a nice cleaning, some scratches, red is fading away on the sides and need some rubber replacements. I have never had a pinball before so quite hesitant where to start. I´m literally starting from 0 here.

There are multiple Draculas - not sure which one you have http://ipdb.org/search.pl?any=dracula&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick

You can get replacement rubber kits very easily.  I wouldn't worry about the sides being faded at the moment.  What's scratched?  See also http://www.pinrepair.com
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The Bram Stocker William´s one. The pin:


Playfield


Some rubbers

Plastic piece broken

There are some circle cracks in these section, here one that goes from left eye of left Dracula to right eye right side Dracula:
Smaller ones

One ramp cracked 


Red on the sides faded, and holes from the old license plate.

Paint in this part is fading too.

These red things are chipping and getting destroyed.


This plastic cover not sure what it is for, but also cracked.

Small plastic crack, that yellow thing, not sure what it was but it is just not there anymore.

Some paint chips

Legs lifting the vinyl.

And that´s all I can see with this pinball. Lots of things to do. I´m a bit scared.

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Right, yeah I've played this one, it can be fun.

Okay, looks like average wear for something of that age.  Replacing the rubbers is a five minute job.

The thing about pinball is, of course, it's a physical game.   Every time you play, those balls are hitting the playfield and chipping the surface with dirt.  The wear is just going to get worse.  There's a guy in Germany who fixes playfields, he did mine and it's as good as new:  https://www.pinball-dreams.com/en/
It's not cheap and you have to remove every component from both sides of the playfield before you send it to him (I think).  
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Good pick up Dracula is a great game had one for a couple of years most things in the pictures are easy fixed ive seen faded sides touched up with a sharpie leg protectors will hide a wee bit at the legs,playfield give a good clean then check switches in test mode,does the dmd work okay,one thing that can go wrong with these is the mist multiball and in my opinion is one of the best starts to a multiball ive seen
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I was about to say check the mist multi ball. It's one of the reason I bought one...

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