2005 Lord of the Rings by Stern - N/A

Check List When Buying A Pinball

Pinball

This is a HUO Lord of the Rings. I am the third (and hopefully last) owner. The prior owners have added Cointaker LEDs, a shaker motor (and newest game rom to support it), a laseriffic topper, and other minor improvements. I spent this weekend adding the Cliffy protectors. The game could use some nice paper inserts and maybe some decals on the targets but is otherwise complete.

The pictures have been taken with the glass off to get a better picture.

This game comes with a manual.

item Click on the Internet Pinball Database logo to the left. This is a GREAT resource to find out about the machine, see pictures, see reviews and download the rule sheet if one exists for the game. This provides additional insights into playing the game.

 

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Topper

 

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Note that the Palanter orb has been upgraded to own that shows an eye.

 

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The is a slight rubbing of the artwork at the bottom near the front leg. I added flipper button protectors.

 

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Mirrored sidewalls.

 

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Mirrored sidewalls.

 

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Shire will get a Cliffy protector.

 

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This will also get a Cliffy protector.

 

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This will also get a Cliffy protector.

 

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In order to add the Cliffy protector, this clear piece needs to be removed to get to the screws holding in the VUK. I did not show it in the pictures below, but the VUK should be removed and not just loosened. In order to remove the VUK, the coil under the playfield needs to come out. Then the VUK can be turned to pull out. The black rail should also be loosened before adding the Cliffy. I did not do so originally and needed to put the Cliffy protector under the black rail to allow the ball to fit through the channel.

 

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The plastic guard removed.

 

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The play field plastic also needed to be removed to easily remove the post and loosen the hex screwholding the metal rail.

 

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The two nuts have to be removed to remove the VUK. But the 3 hex screws on the right (not shown) also need to be removed to take this piece out so the VUK can come out.

 

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This is the nut holding in the post I showed above.

 

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This picture shows the VUK moved, but I really finally removed it.

 

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Cliffy protector and starting to put back the parts. Ensure that theleft side of this protector goes under the black rail. When the VUK comes back in, ensure it is on top of the end of the Cliffy protector.

 

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Back together and tested so ball fits through narrowest part of channel.

 

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In order to insert this Cliffy protector, the tunnel under the hole needs to be loosened and moved out of the way. They tab on the Cliffy protector needs to go around the bottom of the wood and then covered by the tunnel. The metal rail on the left needs to be loosened to put the Cliffy protector under. I realize that I tightened this rail back too tight and it bent towards the left ramp. I needed to loosen it so the bal would move freely.

 

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View with the divertor taped open.

 

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The tunnel needs to be loosened. One screw is off.

 

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Both screws are off and gently moved away from the wood. The tab will go under the right side of this tunnel.

 

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The little tab sticking out of the right about 1/2" above the green dot is the tab on the Cliffy protector that must be folded around the wood. Before tightening this, ensure that the left side (from the top) is correctly aligned and under the metal rail.

 

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Metal rail at left of the hole has been tightened. But not too much.

 

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Working on this protector next. The posts above the hole need to be removed. The ramp needs to be moved out of the way. The plastic over the bottom bumper needs to be removed so that the metal rail can be loosened using the wood hex screw under the plastic.

 

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Two posts above the hole moved.

 

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Ramp moved out of the way. left metal rail needs to be loosenedusing the hex wood screw. The post in teh back has already been untightened under the play field.

 

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Metal rail removed.

 

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Cliffy protector installed. Metal rail reattached.

 

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Cliffy protector looks nice.

 

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Removed apron. Cliffy protector will go around the VUK.

 

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Cliffy protector installed.

Virginia Sales Tax

Virginia sales tax is currently 6.0%. Sales tax for in-state orders applies to machines and parts. It does not apply to the delivery or repair services.

Warranty

As of August 1, 2014, we will no longer provide a warranty with our pinballs unless you purchase a separate warranty from us. A 1 year warranty is $500 or pay as you go if you even need it. If you buy it directly from us and take it home yourself, you will be inspecting it to ensure it works. If we deliver, we will ensure that it works 100% when delivered.

Reasons You Should Let Us Deliver Your Pinball (or Another Machine)

  1. We will NOT provide a warranty for the machine since we cannot be assured that a problem did not happen when you transported the machine. (As of August 1, 2014, we will no longer provide a warranty with our pinballs unless you purchase a separate warranty from us. A 1 year warranty is $500 or pay as you go if you even need it. If you buy it directly from us and take it home yourself, you will be inspecting it to ensure it works. If we deliver, we will ensure that it works 100% when delivered.)
  2. We take responsibility for any damage that may occur during the delivery process.
  3. We professionally set up the machine, connect all the connectors, attach the legs, head, etc. and ensure that the pinball works properly. If anything is out of adjustment due to moving the machine, we can fix it in a few minutes as compared to having to come to your house later and charging you a trip fee and repair charge.
  4. If anything major is out of adjustment, we can order parts and repair. This hardly ever happens but it could and you and the machine are protected.

Delivery Options

We are currently set up for local delivery only within the Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and North-Eastern West Virginia area. If you are interested in shipping the pinball machine, we will contact a shipper. You will pay all crating and postage costs.

If you would like us to deliver and set up within 50 miles of Purcellville, the charge is $300; within 100 miles $475. The delivery charge includes delivery to a first floor or basement level if walk-out.

We will not sell you a game/deliver the game if the only entrance to your basement is an inside the house staircase. They are too narrow. Plus we have to ensure we don't mess up carpet or wood. It just isn't worth it.

You may also come and pick up the machine from our location.