Rainbo, Arc en Ciel, Spry Ball - pinballs

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briggal1
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Hi

Do you have any photos of the mechanism to explain how this works?

I like building replicas and this would be a great machine to replicate for my grandchildren.

Any photos and info you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Strange, an identical machine was on the repair shop yesterday. You wait for ages, then two turn up.
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briggal1 wrote: Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:51 pm Do you have any photos of the mechanism to explain how this works?
These are quite simple, the most complex bit being the ball lift mechanism. There is a nice video showing an isolated mechanism in detail here: Fun with Pinball
See Ball Lift (Requires Flash Player)


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The other part is releasing all the balls upon insertion of a coin. The easiest (and usual) way to achieve this is with an Essex (or similar) coin acceptor. This device will allow the player to push the lower ball trap to the open position (against a spring) upon insertion of a suitable coin.
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These are the most basic of coin-operated bagatelles with countless variants and bootleg versions. They can be had rather cheaply, but also are fun things to try and build oneself, whether with nails on a board or with Lego or other construction toys.
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I recently obtained this flyer, thanks to sweetmeats, and thought the owner of the Spry Ball would appreciate having a copy: Spry-Ball pinball flyer
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I do like the telegrams address on the flyer "Dazzlers".
A cleverly written flyer, "yours for £5, less than one week's takings". Well yes, but only if you buy on HP, and you would still owe £12! But the best part is, "reports of takings of £7 to £8 per week". Well, that's over 1,900 games per week (274 per day if the venue is open 7 days a week). Let's say a 10 ball games takes 5 mins; that's continuous uninterrupted play for over 22 hours per day. Let's be generous and say a game only takes 3 mins. If the venue is open 11 hours per day that would mean the players would be queuing up when the place opens and forced to leave when it closed. With 10 balls per game 7 million balls would be propelled per year; the machine would be worn out before you finished the HP agreement. :lol:
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sloty wrote:Strange, an identical machine was on the repair shop yesterday, you wait for ages, then two turn up.


A few pics of the Spry-Ball pin ball that was shown again recently, nice little machine, the owner said it had been in her family since the late 1930s and it came from Brighton Pier. I did notice an 'F J' stencilled out of the wood internally, and wondered if this had anything to do with the manufacturer - pics are not good quality as they were screen shots from the TV
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German Rainbo clone by CM Schwarz: Tura-Ball
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