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Bingolett

Postby junior » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:17 pm

Hi,
I have a Bingolett on new 1p. It says you get 1 ball 3 times. I thought there were several balls. Was the machine made in different formats and can somebody tell me how to fill the payout tube and how to get the front glass out to change blown light bulbs?
Thanks

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Re: Bingolett

Postby dirk55 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:54 pm

Hi junior

The Bingolett has only 1 ball - you get 3 chances.
As far as I know there are three versions of this machine the Bingolett and two versions of the Rialto, one of which had a time out auto flick but I'm not 100% sure so maybe someone with more knowledge than me can put this right.

You say yours is on 1p. You can if you like use 20p coins.
Look at your coin tube and see if there is a slot (there is on mine). If so, you can fill the tube up from here.

You mention about changing the bulbs these are 12 volt.
I recommend you replace these with LED type as the standard ones if left on any length of time melt the plastic surround. LED bulbs (lamps) are cool burn so much safer. You can get them off ebay.

To open the glass front, open the main door and look for around 5 hex bolts that are painted blue. Undo these (take care not to drop them on to any off the fragile relays).
(MAKE SURE POWER IS OFF).

Can you post photos of the inside - this will help if the bolts I mentioned have been replaced and are no longer colour coded. Have fun.

Derek

Forgot to mention - after undoing the bolts before you open the door make sure you pull the flicker down or the door will not open.

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Re: Bingolett

Postby coppinpr » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:15 pm

There were, I think, four models: Bingolette (1959), Bingolux (1960), Tivoli (1961), Rialto (1964) (plus the timed version of the Rialto). The most interesting looking one to me is the Bingolux.
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Re: Bingolett

Postby junior » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:56 pm

Thanks for your helpful replies.

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Re: Bingolett

Postby junior » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:00 pm

Photo of back of machine
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Re: Bingolett

Postby dirk55 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:40 am

Thanks for posting the photo. OK so there is no slot on the coin tube that I can see. Therefore your options are feed the coins through the coin slot at the side of the machine while the door is open. When you see the coin come to rest, bring the pivot arm down which is located to the right of the coin to push the coin into the tube. Or cut a slot slightly bigger than the coin on a slight angle sloping down (higher at the front) about 15 to 20mm under the coin tube clamp. This is how it is on my machine but of course the choice is yours.

Regarding the hex bolts it looks like they are colour coded and, if I remember, you also need to loosen the bolt to the left of the the spring adjuster at bottom left.
Again make sure power is off when feeding the coins in.

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Re: Bingolett

Postby junior » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanks - one more thing, when the ball is initially flicked into play the very first post it hits has not got any rubber on it. What can I replace it with?

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Re: Bingolett

Postby dirk55 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:32 pm

Go to your local fishing tackle shop - you can buy rubber tubing from there. Best to change all of them.

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Re: Bingolett

Postby junior » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:31 pm

Hi,
The stop post - should it have a rubber sleeve on it and what do I look for when searching for light bulbs? The bulbs are 3 different sizes.

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Re: Bingolett

Postby dirk55 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:01 pm

The stop posts (bumpers) have a rubber grommet over them to bounce the ball into the playfield.
The size of lamps for the numbers are 30mm qty 28.
In the playfield these are 36 mm qty 7.
There are 3 sizes originally but I could not find the other size in LED but the 36mm works fine.


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