Missing teeth?

(Topic ID: 201736)

Missing teeth?


By Randyg

8 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 6 posts
  • 4 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 8 months ago by bingopodcast
  • No one calls this topic a favorite

You

Linked Games

No games have been linked to this topic.

    Topic Gallery

    There have been 2 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

    7FB6F077-CF53-42A3-B09E-71CBB10C4E10 (resized).jpeg
    1140C117-A24E-4CE5-A539-F3C289315137 (resized).jpeg

    #1 8 months ago

    So I was doing some poking around on my Bally night club. Checking some things out, and I noticed on the red and yellow line steppers that 1 tooth was, my guess, filed off, so as to increase the odds for the house. Your thoughts. See pics.
    There are also two units on the fold down light board that are the same way. And one of them there are wires disconnected.

    1140C117-A24E-4CE5-A539-F3C289315137 (resized).jpeg

    7FB6F077-CF53-42A3-B09E-71CBB10C4E10 (resized).jpeg

    #2 8 months ago

    Those are normaly engineered stop positions.

    #3 8 months ago

    That is done on steppers from the factory to keep them from going past that point. For instance, on a 4 player game it is done to keep from having the player unit go past 4 positions. There is a reset coil to bring the stepper back to the home position.

    #4 8 months ago

    Interesting.

    #6 8 months ago

    Yes, the red and yellow lines only have X number of positions (not in front of the game right now... want to say it's 12?) at step 12, there's a missing tooth to prevent mechanical movement beyond the max position. On some units there are other switches to prevent engaging the stepup coil entirely.

    Look at the feature on the front of the glass, press in the reset plunger, then step up one step at a time - you'll see the feature lights follow and it should all make a bit more sense.

    Night Club is a fantastic game, btw. Love it.

    Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 42.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    $ 999.00
    Pinball Machine
    Mircoplayfields
    $ 14.99
    Hardware
    Chroma Pinball
    $ 29.99
    Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 109.00
    Cabinet Parts
    Tilted Pinball
    $ 29.99
    Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    From: $ 50.00
    Gameroom - Decorations
    Pinball Art Prints
    $ 34.95
    € 42.00
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    YOYOKOPTER MODS
    $ 128.00
    Playfield - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods
    From: $ 99.99
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 8,699.00
    Pinball Machine
    Operation Pinball
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 96.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    $ 66.95
    Cabinet - Shooter Rods
    Super Skill Shot Shop
    From: $ 9.99
    Eproms
    Matt's Basement Arcade
    $ 69.99
    Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
    Lighted Pinball Mods
    $ 69.00
    Lighting - Led
    LED OCD
    $ 49.99
    Lighting - Led
    PinballBulbs
    $ 128.00
    Playfield - Other
    ModFather Pinball Mods

    Hey there! Got a moment?

    Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside