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One way ball gate wire gauge question (STERN X-Men Pro)

By devilbot

72 days ago



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  • Latest reply 69 days ago by DudeRegular
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#1 72 days ago

Hey there! I need to make a one way gate for my X-Men (Pro) - back of Magneto lock (so newer Stern stuff).

Just trying to figure out the correct wire gauge. Wasted a lot of time on it already. Any help is very appreciated. I made a temp out of a paper clip but something sturdier will be needed soon. Thanks pinsiders! Your posts help me regularly.

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#2 71 days ago

No idea, but you can buy music wire (piano wire) in different gauges at hobby shops. Take the broken one with you and you should be able to find something that will work.

#3 71 days ago

Mine broke recently and Marco had them in stock. Here is the ordering info. it cost me $12 including shipping.

535-5307-03 - Wire gate 1.687 x .937 inch left bend

#4 69 days ago

Thanks luvthatapex2! I'll grab this replacement (and some wire and a jig for the next time).

Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Mine broke recently and Marco had them in stock. Here is the ordering info. it cost me $12 including shipping.
535-5307-03 - Wire gate 1.687 x .937 inch left bend

#5 69 days ago

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/x-men/page/236#post-5599858

I made one using the jig kit from Marco's when I had the game. Worked great despite not being the prettiest. It is tough to make the hard bends on the thicker guage stuff.

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