The Worlborl is a very simple machine with no complex ball delivery or payout system so I thought I would build one from scratch in my small model engineer’s workshop.
Having had some very serious problems with chrome platers in the past I get nightmares just thinking about having stuff chrome plated so now I tend to use stainless steel for small parts that would normally be chrome. To my eyes stainless has a yellow tinge and more resembles nickel plate when polished; by comparison I think chrome has a blue tinge. I don’t think the casual observer would notice the difference twixt highly polished stainless and chrome.
Here is a photo of my progress so far.
I have used stainless for the 3 control knobs and the 5 pulley wheels are just mild steel painted. The coin tracks are 22 gauge Zintec steel sheet mangled up in the bender and soft soldered.
Bryans used a brass casting for the operator plate but I have started to fabricate this from stainless steel and it is shown here with the first roughing cuts made. Three stainless steel parts will eventually be required to replicate the casting.
The Bryans casting is a bit elaborate for easy fabrication; I counted over seventy what appear to be raised? balls/footballs of assorted sizes in the recessed areas on Mr Pennymachines video so I won’t be making a true copy but I will try to keep within the spirit of the Bryans machine.