(Topic ID: 150947)

Searching for items for very rare EM pinball woodrail

By rfordut

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by baldtwit
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    #1 3 years ago

    I recently purchased a 1948 Bally Ballerina all as my first pin. My intention is to learn repair work on this game, then apply the knowledge to future games. Overall the game is in very good shape for its age. As I dig into the functionality, I am also starting to search for a few cosmetic items that are missing. So, I have two questions...

    1. Does anyone have this exact game, preferably in parts condition? Keep in mind that Bally also manufactured a bingo machine called Ballerina in 1959, but mine is the 1948 game with three flippers.

    2. Where do you turn to when looking for schematics on a rare game like this? I tried two of the biggest sources (Pinball Resource and Mike Pacak), but neither has the schematics.

    Any help would be appreciated by this newbie.


    #2 3 years ago

    On IPDB, It states that the 1947 Melody has the same layout. It may also have a very similar schematic.

    #3 3 years ago

    Mechanically it's the same game as a Bally Melody, and here's an old post from someone who bought a schematic for that machine from Steve. Maybe if you ask him for a Melody schematic?


    #4 3 years ago

    Can't even link that one.

    #5 3 years ago

    Awesome! Glad you guys saw that because I missed it. I'll see if PBR has it. Thanks!

    #6 3 years ago

    Man, I hope you find one. I have a Ballerina, and cannot find squat for it.
    I had to trace everything just to get it going.
    Fun game too! the bonus hole at the bottom is a trip!
    You will like it when it works right!
    Good luck, and post your findings please!

    #7 3 years ago

    Somebody must have read this post. Check out what was just listed on ebay. Bally Ballerina Schematics:

    ebay.com link » Bally Ballerina Pinball Schematics

    If you buy them, please scan and post to IPDB.

    #8 3 years ago

    That looks like a bingo schematic?

    #9 3 years ago

    My bad, it is the 1959 Ballerina Bingo schematic, not the 1948 flipper game rfordut is asking about.

    as you were...

    #10 3 years ago

    it is model #628 on the print ( look under the Ballerina ) so it is the bingo

    the pinball was model #513

    1 week later
    #11 3 years ago

    Didn't see these replies until now. I went a different route. I bought the schematic from 1947 Bally Melody from PBR, which has the exact same PF layout. I found somewhere that the schematic should be identical too. If anyone is interested, I can scan and post it to the IPBD under Melody obviously. Digging into the game tonight to figure out a red hot resistor issue.

    1 year later
    #12 2 years ago

    well, it's been over a year...but here ya go:


    I'll send it to the ipdb as well.

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