Category Archive: Mechanicals

Status update

This is a blog documenting the restoration of my

1987 Williams Space Station pinball machine.  

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Oct 18 2012

Completed Playfield

The playfield turned out really well.  All that’s left is for me to paint the coin door and touch up the cabinet paint. I’ll just leave a little eye candy here for you…..

Aug 25 2010

Troubleshooting the Pop Bumpers

I refurbished the pop bumpers – I replaced all the plastic and electric parts inside and polished the plasic. I am new at this after all, and so I did manage to screw them up pretty well by shorting out a coil by mistake along the way.  It took  weeks of troubleshooting to figure out.   I pored over the …

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Oct 08 2009

Ramp Repair

It was hard to see when the the playfield was assembled, but the black ramp on the right side was broken at the end. I actually wrote up the repair process in an article for the now-defunct Gameroom Magazine… so I will just put that here.   Williams Space Station Ramp Repair Dave Santoro, Proprietor, Arcade …

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Sep 18 2009

The condition of my new acquisition.

The machine was in what I would describe as good+ condition.  The great news is that most of the issues seemed to be cosmetic. The game was playable, but mechanically there were a few issues – a pop bumper or two was non responsive, the sound was badly garbled, and a few segments in the VFD …

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Sep 01 2009

Thus beginneth my next obsession.

I am Dave Santoro.  This site has been created to document the restoration project for my 1987 Williams Space Station Pinball Machine. I had always wanted a pinball machine, mainly for the sentimental fun of playing it, but also for the technical challenge of restoring it.  I had always assumed that acquiring a good condition …

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