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Re: Fill um up,many happy returns BALL SIZES PLEASE?

Postby 13rebel » Thu May 28, 2015 9:18 pm

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My 'Many Happy Returns' came without any balls, so I used 9/16 inch in the belief that the size was most likely to be imperial and it works perfectly. !SMARTY!

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Re: Fill 'Em Up, Many Happy Returns - ball sizes please?

Postby raj » Sat May 30, 2015 8:38 pm

I've had a few of these and I have had to change from imperial to metric size to take account of wear. I'm sure 9/16th would have been the original spec, but I have found 14mm to be more reliable. As long as they are all the same size, all should be well - just fill one line with balls and see if they tip over the top on a win. If 9/16th don't work, try 14mm. Shop around, because prices vary greatly. You need the hardened versions, because poor quality balls will quickly pit and tear the backflash and track to pieces.

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Re: Fill 'Em Up, Many Happy Returns - ball sizes please?

Postby pennymachines » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:39 am

Re-reading your comment Raj, I'm confused. !PUZZLED!
9/16" = 14.2875 mm, i.e. these imperial balls are slightly larger than their nearest metric equivalents (14mm). If there was wear, surely 14mm balls would make the problem worse?

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Re: Fill 'Em Up, Many Happy Returns - ball sizes please?

Postby coppinpr » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:21 pm

raj wrote:poor quality balls will quickly pit and tear
That really sounds painful. :shock:

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Re: Fill 'Em Up, Many Happy Returns - ball sizes please?

Postby raj » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:05 pm

PM, it's not the size that causes the damage, it is the poor quality of hardening that becomes rough after successive hits from the ball hammer. If you try striking a ball with a pin hammer to test the hardness, you can judge how it will wear. If the hammer leaves an indentation, then the ball will soon wear when in the machine.

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Re: Fill 'Em Up, Many Happy Returns - ball sizes please?

Postby pennymachines » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:23 pm

Hi Raj,
Yes I take your point about the importance of using hard chrome steel balls. The part I was questioning was:
raj wrote:I have had to change from imperial to metric size to take account of wear.

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Re: Fill 'Em Up, Many Happy Returns - ball sizes please?

Postby raj » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:09 pm

Yes, I see your point. Can't answer the reason that the 14mm balls worked when the 9/16ths didn't, but that was the fix for that particular machine. The current owner may disagree!!

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Ice Hockey balls?

Postby panda999 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:12 pm

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Hi, please could someone out there advise me how many balls a R & W ice hockey game should have, the size and what material they are made of, as the one I have has ball bearings which look too heavy for the game and do not release properly. Any help would be appreciated, many thanks in advance! !

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Re: ice hockey machine

Postby gameswat » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:12 am

The balls should be plastic and even then they take a toll on the inner playfield. Nylon works well for long lastingfullness! Metal would kill the thing! I guess operators could set them up with more or less balls depending on how stingy or not they were. I've had only one Ruffler made version and we had it running on either 7 or 9 from memory. But an even amount might have promoted more play due to draws. Don't have the size written down but just look around the machine for wear marks, measure and then double to find diameter size.

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Re: ice hockey machine

Postby moonriver » Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:09 pm

I bought Teflon balls for my roulette table, they are hard wearing and have some decent weight to them, for example roulette wheel balls get a lot of hammer and need to remain unscathed. They make lots of different sizes, not sure what size they go up to.


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