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« on: April 06, 2005, 06:13:44 PM »

So... have I arrived at the party early, or has everybody already left ? Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 03:56:52 PM »

Good question. I don't really know why no one posts on here. The only other GP board is at epinball.com and hardly anyone posts there either. Where are all the GamePlan owners?
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2005, 12:32:30 AM »

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Where are all the GamePlan owners?


Another good question.
I see the odd GamePlan item on RGP but thats about it.
Maybe owning a GamePlan pin is not cool enough yet, you know like owning a Volvo in the 80's Cheesy
Don't let it get you down, I'm sure things will pick up.

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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2005, 07:37:24 PM »

Ok,
I say something.  I just bought a pair of GamePlan cocktail pins.  Both are "Star Trip" machines.  Both need shopping.  Any suggestions or gotcha's you all know of?  As like Volvos, cocktail pins seem to be an underclass.  Agree?

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 10:34:16 AM »

I can't think of any thing specific to cocktails that doesn't apply to full size machines. I personally love the cocktails and would like to get another one someday. Simply because they take up so much less space. Plus, they are pretty rare.

I had my Vegas machine gassed once because it had termites. I took it down to a place that gasses furniture to rid the pests. It was the only way to get rid of them and save the machine.

Anyone else have any thoughts?
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005, 03:03:18 PM »

Yea, I love the cocktails for the same reason.  I've got two Eros One, two Star Trips and one Night Moves.  Non have termites (that I've found yet) but all smell like my grandmothers basement.  I was thinking of spraying the inside with a mild bleach solution. After removing the guts. What do you think?
Hey, while I here, anyone every try and flatten warped plastics?  How did you do it?

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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2005, 04:37:20 PM »

I flattened the black display piece on a Vegas cocktail buy putting it on a flat cookie sheet and baking it in the oven face up. It wasn't perfect when I was done, but it was 10x better than when it started. I can't remember the heat and time. 100-150 degrees maybe. I checked it every 30 seconds.

Be extremely careful doing this as you could ruin it. Do so at your own risk, too!
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2005, 05:24:29 PM »

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 I was thinking of spraying the inside with a mild bleach solution. After removing the guts. What do you think?


Sometimes just a light sanding will do the trick.
You can also seal it with varnish to prevent future problems if you really want to go all out.

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2005, 02:01:25 AM »

Varnish! ooooh yea...that good!  Do you think the mildew should be killed first though?
Thanks,
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2005, 10:29:38 PM »

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Varnish! ooooh yea...that good!  Do you think the mildew should be killed first though?
Thanks,
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Sorry mike,
How much mildew are we talking about here that sanding will not eliminate it?
Is the mildew still active?
Is the wood damp?
...not a flame, just asking...

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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2005, 12:46:43 AM »

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How much mildew are we talking about here that sanding will not eliminate it?
Is the mildew still active?
Is the wood damp?


Mike,
I checked into this further and found this information, hope it helps.
http://web1.msue.msu.edu/msue/imp/mod02/01500042.html
http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/floodsafety/mildew_products.html
http://www.woodcraftcbh.com/mildew.htm

I guess I've been fortunate not to have had severe mildew problems.
I  have one pin which had a mildew odour in the cabinet when I got it.
I just aired out the game for a few weeks and did a light sanding, things were O.K after that.

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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2005, 03:00:17 AM »

Hey goodicksa, no problem and Thanks for the help.

The wood is dry, the machine is old, and I was thinking since the particle board is so pourous, that just a sanding might not be enough.  Don't know though.  Just a musty smell is present now, no visible mold.  I was thinking a light spray of watered down bleach solution, long dry time, then a varnish job.

I'll check out your links tomorrow (midnight here now)

Thanks again!
Mike
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2005, 11:28:01 AM »

The issue with Gameplan machines are that they were only produced a few years and most collectors never played them. Most machines after a few years were inoperable and ended up in the back of operators warehouses but to battery corrosion. I currently have 16 Gmaeplan machine set up and when people(collectors) come over they have never heard of Gameplan. On the Musty smell, spray it with a light coat of fabreeze let dry and repeat a few times.
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2005, 01:59:29 PM »

16 machines! Wow! Do tell. Which ones do you have?
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2005, 03:45:11 PM »

They are as follows,

Old Coney Island         Lady sharpshooter
Andromeda                 Vegas
Cyclopes                     Family Fun
Sharpshooter               Strip Trip
Sharpshooter II           Camel Lights
Lizard                          Real (was a chuck a luck)  
Captain Hook               Foxy lady  
Attila the hun          
Agents 777                  
Super Nova
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