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Bradley Crusader

Postby willborl » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:50 pm

Hi
The Bradley Crusader that I have has never worked since I bought it. (at the Nic Costa sale in 2006)
You put a coin in and nothing happens when you turn the handle to release a ball. I am not sure fully how it works and why it isn't working :-?. I think there may not be enough balls in the tube, meaning when you turn the handle the balls go up but not far enough to go out of the tube and into the playfield. If not that I have no clue!
Could someone give me some help and tell me how it works and how many balls are meant to be in it. (I know that's a real pain to get all the balls out of the tube but would be a great help!!)
Also any pictures of the mech would be helpful to see if it is complete.

Thanks a lot.

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Re: Bradley Crusader help

Postby daveslot » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:54 pm

add some more balls into the playfield and see what happens

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Re: Bradley Crusader help

Postby JC » Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:56 pm

Here's a picture of the mech. As Dave says, bung a few more balls in and see what happens. There should be at least five 'free' balls in order to effect the 6 payout.
Crusader mech. 1.jpg

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Re: Bradley Crusader help

Postby willborl » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:14 pm

Hi JC. Thanks for the pic and the advice.
A couple of things though. What do you mean by "free" balls?
Also what is the metal plate in the top right hand corner (looks like a payout plate?)
Thanks Daveslot as well
I will try put a few more balls in it.

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Re: Bradley Crusader help

Postby JC » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:41 pm

By 'free' I meant the number of balls other than those in the tube i.e. the number available to play. I've no idea how many there should be, but my machine has six. As I said, you need at least five.
Yes, the plate at top right is a payout slide. My machine has two slides, one the thickness of a penny for 1 2 3 payout and the other the thickness of two pennies for 2 4 6 payout. I don't know if this was standard - I suspect in the case of my machine, a tight fisted operator at some time in the past knicked the thinner slide from an allwin so he could halve the machine's payouts (although it's damn near impossible to win the 4 and 6 anyway).
Let us know how you get on.

Incidentally, I've written a piece on the Crusader for the Feb. issue of MMM, which should go to print later this week.

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Re: Bradley Crusader help

Postby willborl » Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:51 pm

Thanks for all your help and info.
I will let you know how it goes and try to post some pis when it is all done up.
Great I'll have a read.
Thanks

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Re: Bradley Crusader help

Postby malcymal » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:54 pm

Any chance we could have a picture of the front of the machine just out of interest?

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Re: Bradley Crusader help

Postby willborl » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:13 pm

Just a quick update.
I have got all of the balls out of the machine and there are 11 in there :-?
They only half fill the tube so I think I'll just put more balls in there??

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Re: Bradley Crusader help

Postby JC » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:49 pm

Looks like you've found the problem then - you'll need a lot more than 11.
By the way, the correct ball size is 9/16"

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Re: Bradley Crusader help

Postby willborl » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:37 pm

Thanks a lot JC for all the help and ball size. :)


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