Star Trek: The Next Generation Ė The Missing Pop Bumper Cap
It seems strange that Williams didnít create a pop bumper cap for the lower pop bumper on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Iím pretty sure it was a cost issue, and to be honest it really doesnít show that much, but I created one anyway.
Since there may be others that want to add this, Iíve captured the template to cut one out. This will save you the trial-and-error to get the right clearance under the Beta ramp. Just print the template out full size and set the new pop bumper cap (Williams part number 03-8254-9) on top to mark the cut-out. I used a Sharpie.
Here is a pointer to a scan of the template that you can print at 100% to get an actual size template: pop_bumper_cutout.tif
I cut the notch out with a hack saw and then sanded an angle of about 45 degrees on the cut edge that is under the ramp.
If you have any questions you can e-mail me at email@example.com.
A view of the complete pop bumper cap:
And a top view:
Hereís a view of the installed pop bumper cap:
And a view from playfield level:
One key thing to notice is that the red from the new pop bumper top shows through the Beta ramp.
sttng_pop_bumper.html Ė Last edited on October 9, 2009