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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #135 on: September 05, 2011, 04:42:47 PM »

guys, i need some help / input because i'm having some problems with the marquee lighting fixture. :(

the thing is that it is working, but once i turn off the cab and turn it on later again, it isn't. what i have to do is turn the fluorescent tube by a few millimeters (and sometimes the starter) until the lights come back on. sometimes this takes f-o-r-e-v-e-r to find the right spot. i have already tried it with a different tube, but nothing has changed.

any suggestions?

btw, the ballast is brand new!
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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #136 on: September 05, 2011, 06:46:10 PM »
sounds like the problem is in the starter, or in the part where the pins of the tube turns and makes contact

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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #137 on: September 11, 2011, 07:44:17 PM »
Replace the starter holder and tube holders. Bad contacts. Cheap parts.

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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #138 on: September 17, 2011, 08:57:11 PM »
Just replace the whole light kit, they're only 6.00 usd here at any store like Wal Mart...  and they work great with no starters!   ;)     I hated having to jiggle the bulb or starter.

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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #139 on: September 17, 2011, 09:36:59 PM »
got it working! turned out that the replacement starter i tested was also not working properly anymore, so here comes starter #3 and ... voila!!! :spaceace:
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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #140 on: September 29, 2011, 04:56:42 PM »
That turned out really nice.  Nice work!

Here's mine that I just finished.


(just missing a nice bezel)

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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #141 on: September 29, 2011, 06:41:29 PM »
Sweet, Spyri !

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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #142 on: September 29, 2011, 07:12:45 PM »
VERY sweet, but my bezel looks much nicer! :P
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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #143 on: September 29, 2011, 08:05:58 PM »
VERY sweet, but my bezel looks much nicer! :P

Yes it does.  This Old Game is planning on running a repro of it at some point.

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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #144 on: September 29, 2011, 08:33:12 PM »
Yes it does.  This Old Game is planning on running a repro of it at some point.

the demand for moon patrol bezels is huuuge. fortunately, mine is still in nice condition! :-*
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Re: [Restoration] Moon Patrol - Return to the Lunar Surface
« Reply #145 on: September 29, 2011, 10:22:59 PM »
VERY sweet, but my bezel looks much nicer! :P

Yes it does.  This Old Game is planning on running a repro of it at some point.

After Rich has done the SW side-art ! ;)