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General Chat / Re: Building a table
« Last post by scbeme on January 21, 2022, 09:18:24 PM »
Thank you the compliment. Plays great! Very pleased with the table action.
General Chat / Re: Building a table
« Last post by alaskan thunder on January 21, 2022, 02:28:35 PM »
Wow, that's a great looking table! How does it play?
General Chat / Re: t3000 Differences
« Last post by alaskan thunder on January 21, 2022, 02:26:51 PM »
Coin op has much better potential for resale. It also weighs quite a bit more so it plays more solidly, although you would never notice unless you are a serious tournament player.

Personally, I wouldn't buy a table new because you pay a huge premium. Just buy a tournament used coin-op when the pro tour comes near (or via an online seller) and you will save a ton. It will be in good shape and cost a bunch less. 
General Chat / 48mm rod bearings replacement
« Last post by Heavy on January 20, 2022, 11:26:39 AM »
I have a Highland games table. Im looking to replace the rod bearings assembly.  They are approximately 48mm(roughly 2")in length. Im having trouble finding replacements that long. Standard seems to be from 23mm to 34mm. Does anyone have suggestions on where. I may find these. Thank you!
General Chat / Bearing Replacement
« Last post by wakefic on January 16, 2022, 01:38:46 PM »
Hello, I'm looking to replace my table bushings but can't find ones for my table.  It looks like an Imperial or Sportcraft.  It has 2 piece snap together bushings.  Sidewall is 1 inch thick and the hole is 1 inch wide.  I attached a picture link.


General Chat / t3000 Differences
« Last post by steveshulz on January 12, 2022, 09:27:57 PM »
 What is the difference besides the $500 price between the T3000 Platinum Tour Edition Coin-Op vs the T3000 Tournament? Are the tables that different?  And which is better and why?


General Chat / Re: Building a table
« Last post by scbeme on January 11, 2022, 09:22:54 PM »
Thank you for the nice comments.

Overall Iím very happy with my table and the gaming action. I too was concerned about the possibility of the acrylic not laying flat on the plywood which is why I decided to use the spray adhesive to glue the acrylic to the plywood. So far that approach has worked well and the playing field has remained flat. If I was to build another one Iíd probably not opt for a removable playfield given the extra work involved.

Thanks again.

General Chat / Re: Building a table
« Last post by ShopTeacher on January 11, 2022, 06:11:48 PM »

Great looking table and the plans are descriptions in your link are outstanding. The walnut inlays for your playfield  graphics are my favorite part. I built a table about 6 years ago before I even really knew how to play and would change so much if I were to do it again. I used 1/4" acrylic for my playfield and sanded too but found with humidity changes, I had some warping. I think If I were to build another I would implement the Tornado bearing/rod set up and I thought about having a 3/4" MDF playfield with vinyl graphics and topping it off with an epoxy pour (at least 3/16" thick) then roughing it up with orbital sander.

Any changes you would make?

Great job.
General Chat / Re: Building a table - free foosball plans for download
« Last post by scbeme on January 08, 2022, 11:47:30 AM »

I just uploaded plans including a 3D CAD model of my foosball table which is based on the Tornado. My plans are free and anyone is welcome to download, customize, etc. Hereís the link to my webpage:

Happy to help anyone with questions.

Iím an old retired guy trying to contribute some of my content created over the years with lots of internet help. No website ads or data collection. Just free project plans with my ramblings.


General Chat / Re: Need advice on getting a miniature foosball table
« Last post by JimWaterman on December 31, 2021, 01:43:07 PM »

I love the "micro tables".   Goalie rod could be 1 or 3man,  Fullback rod should be 3man like this one ==>> a mini goalie-war and forward-shoutout table in one!    This may not be what you were "thinking of" re: a miniature table, but having a half length table with commercial rods, men and "playing characteristics" can get the kids learning professional foosball skills and hopefully hooked for a lifetime of fun.
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