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  • My Mini bowling lane

    Here is a shot of my mini bowling lane. It took 10 days to build/ 16 hour days, 2 guys. It has a semi-automatic pinsetter which makes the game move much faster!
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    --- SteveJT66

    82/70's,kickers,Kegel Kustodian

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    Awesome! I just saw your vids and subbed to you on youtube just the other night! I hadn't seen your lane before, it's VERY nice! You will fit in very well here, there's many mini enthusiasts here on BT glad to have you aboard!
    My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Rep2369

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      Thanks Rep! It was fun to build and something I always wanted since I was 10. I saw Chad's alley on his website which is, basementbowling.com.
      We e-mailed for a couple months and he gave me the idea. I took down part of a wall in my basement to be able to make it as long as it is. Also have a traffic signal collection, and have to get some of them moved to a new place in the basement now.
      --- SteveJT66

      82/70's,kickers,Kegel Kustodian

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        Oh wow, I totally missed this post. Very cool stuff, I'm subbed to Chad on YT as well (I love all the mini-lane projects!). I also for some reason have always been fascinated by traffic lights ever since I was a kid. Don't have any but it was something I always wanted to get into. It seems there's a sizable community out there!
        My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Rep2369

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          Very cool! I always love seeing these mini lanes in action. Love the pinsetter.
          Tony Strublic, Center Bowl, The Bowling Store Pro Shop
          A/2's w/QAMF BES & MMS

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            Where are the vids on YouTube?
            Space is the Place!

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              Yes Rep, There is a large community out there who collect traffic lights. It's fun!
              Planet Rob, they are under "basement bowling Mapleridge Lane" and all three should come up...
              --- SteveJT66

              82/70's,kickers,Kegel Kustodian

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                Cool and thanks. I'll check them out!
                Space is the Place!

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                  Hi guys!

                  My Mini Bowling was made by Diamond Duramid. It is 1/6th scale, and the pins are 2 1/2 inches tall. That's 2 in = 1 ft. I modified it a bit. I cut 2 liter bottle tops and glued them to a cardboard "Moving Deck" and added a Carrom cue. This is it here:

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