Digger project

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yaksplat
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I'll take as many pictures as I can get.
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I've got the cabinet well under way. I need to get the digger calibrated, so I can determine the height of the prize tray and then build the chute.
I was surprised that there were no real details in the plans for the chute or tray. Other than the basic dimensions, I ended up not following the plans at all. Too many math errors. Once I complete my cabinet I'll upload a set of plans here for everyone.
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Looking good mate. Damn, I wish I had your motivation and skills.
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I'd gladly build anything for people, but everyone lives on the wrong side of the ocean :!?!:

It would be about 100 GBP to ship over.
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Getting closer. But I still have to figure out the coin mechanism.
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It’s looking great. I planned on using the mechanical slide mechs on mine but how to activate the trip rods on each machine will be different and tricky.

Someone suggested to use a slide mech and a chain / pulley type set up.
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I've got a 25 cent slide mech that I'll be using. But I still have to figure out the linkage. That's really the only outstanding item. Everything else is working perfectly.
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I noticed a lot of friction when turning the handle counter clockwise. This uses the reversing gears right by the handle. Upon further inspection, the gears are extremely worn and I think they've been trimmed and shimmed, quite badly even. I was able to hunt down new old stock of the gears on ebay and should have them today or tomorrow. I'll have to replace a one way needle bearing in one of the gears which will require some machining, but based on the original specs of the gears, they'll fit in, near perfectly.

They're Boston G464Y gears:
https://www.bostongear.com/-/media/File ... gears.ashx
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Some nicely aligned fresh new gears. Not perfect, but without making a new cage, they'll never be perfectly aligned. This one has a slight bend to it. I'll put it on the list of things to do if I get bored.
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Finally done.

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The kids have been playing it non stop. Of course they're using my quarters and not their own. I may carve a Marquee for it and add in some lights. It gets quite dark in there. Is it okay to have an attractive mode on a machine from the '60s? :lol:
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