Millionaire barn find

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Hi all,
I got this Millionaire that came out of a barn in Kent. I think it spent the last 20 years next to some hay, with the head folded down.

The cabinet has surrered some damage, some woodworm, plywood is starting to delaminate, but the inside does not smell at all, so there is hope.

It's got the usual battery damage and as far as I can see the flippers need rebuilding, some issue with the top left drop targets and some wire rail in the bottom of the cabinet comes from somewhere!


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So i'll try to fix this!

First job is to treat and fix the cabinet
 
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It going to need paint or vinyl decals and after seeing that they are £250, well I have to make my own.
Yesterday I scanned the backbox and made the stencil:
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So I made a stencil and got carried away, well rushed it! (it was day one of the resto)
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I thought I'd use navy blue, silver and gold, but the gold is too matt. I'm going to find some glittery gold.
Or should i use the yellow, it just looks cheap, I dunno.
So anyway, I totally botched the painting, got paint and smudges everywhere. I should have left it alone to dry, but i'm impatient!
Because I ruined the test, I did not finish it, so ignore the bottom part!!
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So next job is to strip the machine apart!
 

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Glittery gold would go with the theme for sure, I would be tempted to do that. Going to look better whatever you do though!
 
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Wow - Interested to hear how you make the stencils - I would love to make some for my gold ball, but no idea how to do it?
I used an old canon lide scanner with the top cut off to scan the side (it's not perfect, there is some distortion), pasted all the scanned images together, drew it in corel draw and cut out on a vinyl cutter. took just under 2 hours to make the stencil.
 
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oh and PS - what model vinly printer - might juts have to get one? And what do you use a the vinyl - I'm a total noobe to this. Many thanks. Alan
 
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oh and PS - what model vinly printer - might juts have to get one? And what do you use a the vinyl - I'm a total noobe to this. Many thanks. Alan
the vinyl cutter I am using is a second hand creation p-cut, it was about £80. I wanted a Roland but they were £1300 and out of stock until July. I may be able to help out with your stencils.
 

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MILLION! This game is actually a lot of fun - played it at Pinburgh - the volume was set high in it so you could hear it across the whole hall!


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So I stripped this down, i don't know how much more i'll get done this week though.

I labelled everything as I went, not that it isn't hard to figure out, less chance for error!

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cleaned out the inside
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and found some goodies
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not a lot, but there are some broken parts there! I think the top left drop targets are smashed to bits.

So it currently is in bits, I have started treating the wood and making the other stencils. I Could really do with another cabinet! but it's a budget build so that's not going to happen, it's going to need some epoxy and filler!!
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If anyone has a 11a mpu board and maybe some playfield parts, please message me!!
 
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so the playfield is not so good:

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There is a lot of wear on the playfield, I will probably just clean it and get the thing working and in the meantime look for another playfield. Mind you, I may just scan it and print an overlay!
I used some mdf offcuts to support the playfield on a table, drilled a hole in one end and put it on the playfield support bracket:
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So yes, the game is a turd! it's had a hard life!! When I got it I was thinking about scrapping it, still thinking about it looking at the playfield!!!
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Still more cleaning to do:
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