Marco Specialties is excited and proud to be a part of the 2015 Texas Pinball Festival. Year after year TPF continues to be one of the biggest and best pinball shows in the world. With 40,000 square feet of game room awesomeness and an incredible lineup of vendors and speakers, this year’s TPF is bound to be bigger and better than ever! Marco Specialties will be on hand to provide pinball parts and showcase the latest games from Stern Pinball Inc.. Meet us in Dallas, Texas, March 27th through the 29th, and flip out!
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Have you ever had to put a game back in the box? This guide from Stern Pinball gives you all the information you’ll need to pack like a pro. Stern Pinball’s guide to re-packing your pinball machine.
Lexington, SC — Marco Specialties, a leading pinball parts e-retailer, today announced the new line of Super-Bands™ high-reliability pinball flipper bands. Super-Bands™ are advanced, custom-formulated, polyurethane rings (a.k.a. urethane flipper rings) designed for pinball machine flippers and bumpers. Super-Bands™ are superior to traditional flipper rubber with better durability and better ball control, translating to increased reliability, reduced operating costs, and better player satisfaction for pinball machines in both commercial and collector environments. Super-Bands are available in a wide variety of original equipment and unique colors. Tested by professional pinball players, tournament directors, and commercial operators, Super-Bands™ are proven to reduce read more…
Pinball machines use many interesting custom wire parts that are often hard to find when they break. While Marco stocks a huge variety of prefabricated and industrially hardened wire-form parts, inevitably you will run across a rare part that is keeping your game from working correctly. The magic material to use is piano wire, which is strong and will retain its shape. Marco carries several diameters of Piano Wire, including: 0.031in - #12-WS-031 0.040in - #12-WS-040 0.051in - #12-WS-051 0.063in - #12-WS-063 0.080in – #12-WS-080 To make bending wire simpler, try a #77-8593 wire forming jig.
When dealing with screws, nuts, and bolts, understanding the cryptic part numbers can simplify ordering and understanding the The last 2 digits (XX) of the 4 digit fastener part numberprefix (40XX-12345-12) indicates the standard stud size of the bolt or screw. For example, part #4006-01030-12 indicates a #6 stud diameter (.138″) fastener. The 2 digit part number suffix for bolts and screws (-12, -04, -16, etc) indicates the number of 1/16″ length increments of the fastener. For example, part #4004-01003-04 indicates a screw that is 4/16″ long or 1/4″ long. The middle 5 digits describe the fastener head style or other read more…