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(Topic ID: 254607)

How do I make Wireform and Habitrail ramps


By TechnicalSteam

11 months ago



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  • Latest reply 11 months ago by TechnicalSteam
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    #1 11 months ago

    I searched and didn't find much on how to make Wireform or Habitrail ramps.

    I am not an expert on welding. The experience I had was 30x years ago when they had shop classes in High school.
    That said I am curious on the best practices and basics of doing this.

    I probably missed an youtube video and couldn't find the pinside topic but would love to see how this is done.

    Anyone have any experience doing this. Can I get by on a minimal setup?

    #2 11 months ago

    There's a guide on the pinball makers wiki that has some good tricks

    https://pinballmakers.com/wiki/index.php?title=Construction#Wireforms

    #3 11 months ago

    Are you doing a custom build or are you trying to replace missing wireforms and habitrails?

    #4 11 months ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    Are you doing a custom build or are you trying to replace missing wireforms and habitrails?

    Custom build is the big plan. Hopefully get some time to experiment with this. Making the vacuum formed plastic ramps is just to space intensive for me.
    So the metal / wireform approach may be the way for me to go.

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