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Joined: July 1st, 2017, 11:57 am

April 25th, 2018, 2:23 pm #1

Ever since I got my new back glass I have been working on wood.
I love the game play of my Bally Bikini machine,but, I also love the
look of the older wood games.
I have decided to put them together and have a wood rail machine.
So far I have come up with a wood rail that does not ruin the box that
had the metal rails.So, it could be reversed if desired. I like the look so
far so I think I will keep it that way.
Next will be wood legs, so look out.
Check out the pictures so far.
Terry K
New wood 3.JPG
New wood 2.JPG
New wood 1.JPG
Side rail fit.JPG
New wood 3.JPG New wood 2.JPG New wood 1.JPG Side rail fit.JPG
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Joined: September 8th, 2014, 3:34 pm

April 26th, 2018, 11:49 am #2

Very nice Terry, that is a nice looking machine.
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Joined: July 1st, 2017, 11:57 am

April 26th, 2018, 12:03 pm #3

Thanks "lofty531135" .
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Joined: July 5th, 2006, 4:58 am

April 26th, 2018, 5:13 pm #4

Hi Terry,

Just a word of warning about the legs. They were changed from wood to metal because of the increased weight of the head in the evolution of the machines. Later machines even had reinforced metal legs. Be careful that the wooden legs don't split with the increased load.

Chris.
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Joined: January 12th, 2016, 2:17 pm

April 29th, 2018, 4:00 pm #5

hi,

those rails look absolutely fantastic, i have been developing with JOOP the real playfield and joops simulation. i have a bally bingo that i was going to use because of the wooden rails however decided against it since it would mean a certain amount of re wood work. i did build an experimental cabinet but it needs that rwal bingo feel. can you supply the wooden rails or tell me how to get them made.

james mclaren
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Joined: July 1st, 2017, 11:57 am

May 3rd, 2018, 5:31 pm #6

James, the wood rail mod I did was for a Bally metal rail game, specifically my 
Bally Bikini machine.
I am not sure if all bingo metal rail games are exactly the same as mine!!
I am adding a few pictures.
One of the pictures(I got from Phil Hopper) shows a wood rail on a orig wood rail
machine.
The one(rails) that I had made snap(if closely made) over the wood of a metal rail box.
The mod I did does/is not permanently attached. If it is cut right on, it will snap, or 
sit snugly over the MSR box. If not cut right, like one of mine, it sits on the wood
nicely with little or no movement.
The guy that made these for me said that the cutting was not hard to do.
I bought the dowels at Home Hardware in Canada. I believe that these hard wood dowels
 are not hard to find. 
sidebars.docx (17.42 KiB)
Side rail 3.JPG
Side rail 2.JPG
Side rail 1.JPG
Orig wood rail.jpg
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Joined: July 1st, 2017, 11:57 am

May 3rd, 2018, 5:35 pm #7

James if you can't open the "sidebars" doc file let me know. It is the dimensions of the
dowel.
Terry K
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Joined: January 12th, 2016, 2:17 pm

May 21st, 2018, 5:37 pm #8

thanks, i never thought of a dowel, i was going use an oak nose from a stair case kit and get someone with router to adjust shape to the correct profile. i do have a bally bumper and a chicago coin fiesta needing restoration which have similar profiles but did not want to use these as i will restore at some stage.
james
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Joined: July 1st, 2017, 11:57 am

May 21st, 2018, 6:33 pm #9

I mis- spelled Phil's last name.
It's Phil Hooper, NOT Hopper.
He'll never forgive me!!!
James, the guy that built my rails used a Gel Stain.
If I were to do it again I would use a penetrating stain; to get more
of the grain exposed!!
Terry K
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