Dr Who – mini-playfield protector strip
Subject: Re: Dr Who – mini-playfield protector strip
Well, I finished my metal strip replacement. Took about 30 mins all
told, mainly because I also built a little jig to hold the
mini-playfield while I had it out of the game.
The underneath of the original strip was in way better condition than I
expected, the strip itself came off really easy, there was some tape
underneath that I scraped off. Had my metal strip already to go, had
the double-sided tape on it and I just needed to remove the 2nd side of
the tape. That proved to be very frustrating, as at each corner of the
strip when I got them to lift they lifted the whole tape, didn’t leave
the sticky in place.
So here’s a tip. I scored the tape in half using an xacto knife and
then picked at the edge. Bingo, worked like a charm. 20 secs as
opposed to 5 mins of fidgeting with it.
The strip fits in place nicely, looks much cleaner than before. I had
to play with the mini-playfield a bit to get it to align properly in
the playfield, ended up using a couple of thin washers underneath the 2
front screws, out of the 4 that hold the mini-playfield in place.
I have photos if anyone is interested, also photos of my jig. The jig
is basically 2 9 x 6 squares, and you place the mini-playfield in
between then and screw in place to hold. Very simple, if I do it again
I’d make the jig 9 x 9, that way you can put the mini-playfield on any
side without worrying about catching the end of the motor that sticks
out at the back.
Game is now 100%, not as challenging as my LOTR but still a lot of