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Same thing only different: Wonders Nine Pins

Postby scottie » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:31 pm

Hi all
I hope everyone in the U.K. (and the U.S.A.) had a great Christmas

Just wondering, I saw this Wondermatics Nine Pins on ebay and noticed it had one row of cups and 4 single cups under that.
I picked up a Nine Pins this year and mine has two rows of cups and no single cups.
Any comments why would Wondermatic do that? Which one's older?
Cheers,
Scottie
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Re: Same thing only different

Postby badpenny » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:26 pm

They ran out of single cups and bolted on a gallery to complete an order. :!?!:

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Re: Same thing only different

Postby john t peterson » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:33 pm

Too many beers during the employee appreciation lunch. !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Same thing only different: Wonders Nine Pins

Postby treefrog » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:22 am

I wonder if it was a mistake, but it does have the blanks in similar places to the single cups. This is the same theme as machines like the Rally Ball. I wonder if there is a different theme on the back of the backflash as seen on other machines.

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Re: Same thing only different: Wonders Nine Pins

Postby scottie » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:33 pm

:HaHa:
So is the one I have the odd duck...or is it the other way around.....
So who gets new year's first...ha ha
Scottie

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Re: Same thing only different: Wonders Nine Pins

Postby arrgee » Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:59 pm

Much like today Scottie, manufacturers always wanting to bring out another model - usually based upon an existing one. I see that yours has additional holes and that the galleries are at an angle, so they must have used a different back-board template as the holes for the single cups would not match the angled gallery.

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Re: Same thing only different: Wonders Nine Pins

Postby brigham » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:51 am

It plays differently, too, by the look of it. 2d. or 4d. payout, and more 'losts', if 'fall' is equivalent to 'lose'.
(Does anyone here play ninepins? Is 'fall' a score?)

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Re: Same thing only different: Wonders Nine Pins

Postby widget2k4 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:54 am

'Fall' is not a score, the ball should drop through that one.

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Re: Same thing only different: Wonders Nine Pins

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:44 am

I don't think this could have been a mistake as such, more an accommodation or test, as the track had to be mounted differently. Note that the track passes through the bowling ball on one but not the other (to allow the gallery to fit in a working space allowing for the ball to sometimes drop to the side?) Is it possible that this is why the galleries are mounted at an angle - to give more room for the ball? I assume this machine also has a different mech, as machine one is a single 2d payout and the other is 2 or 4d. I'm guessing that is why the extra holes were cut in the backflash to show the ball as it drops for each 2d payout? I would say not an oddity but rather a mk2 or prototype.

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Re: Same thing only different: Wonders Nine Pins

Postby scottie » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:09 pm

Thank you for your imput...
Ill have to check E C web site to see if there are others and which ones they are....
Scottie


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