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  • Want to build 1/2 scale lane but have questions

    Want to build 1/2 scale lane but have questions

    Finally have a little bit of an update. Despite not posting anything here, I have actually been pretty busy working on the pinsetter. I am trying to make this an original design as much as possible so there have been some issues to over come. The last update showed the fingers being orientated front to back with some facing forward while others faced backward. It looked good on paper but I could not come up with a good way to actuate everything. I decided to turn them sideways and started working from there....
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  • Ball Return Specs for Half Scale

    Ball Return Specs for Half Scale

    Well, finally a little more progress and was able to test the track out to see if there was enough downsweep. I gave the ball just a tiny nudge and watched it creep to the downsweep then SHHOOOM! The ball took off down the track and I realized it was going a lot faster than I expected. I ran after it but it was too late, the ball launched out the ball return hood onto the cement. I thought it would stop somewhere before the untrimmed ends of tubing, whoops. The EMT is quieter than sending the balls back down the gutters...
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  • Ball Return Specs for Half Scale
    dberber
    Well, finally a little more progress and was able to test the track out to see if there was enough downsweep. I gave the ball just a tiny nudge and watched it creep to the downsweep then SHHOOOM! The ball took off down the track and I realized it was going a lot faster than I expected. I ran after it but it was too late, the ball launched out the ball return hood onto the cement. I thought it would stop somewhere before the untrimmed ends of tubing, whoops. The EMT is quieter than sending the balls back down the gutters...
    07-03-2013, 07:53 PM
  • Want to build 1/2 scale lane but have questions
    coasterp
    Finally have a little bit of an update. Despite not posting anything here, I have actually been pretty busy working on the pinsetter. I am trying to make this an original design as much as possible so there have been some issues to over come. The last update showed the fingers being orientated front to back with some facing forward while others faced backward. It looked good on paper but I could not come up with a good way to actuate everything. I decided to turn them sideways and started working from there....
    04-27-2013, 12:22 PM

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