So as some of you know I've been slogging my way through a pile of Space Shuttle restorations and some of my customers needed the reproduction ramps that are for sale from Pinball Inc.
The original ramps from Williams are paper thin, really awful for the game that saved pinball. Almost always broken or with complete sections missing.
The new ramps are built like a brick shithouse - twice as thick as the original ones!
This is good news, because when you double the thickness of a material ... wait for it.... you get 8x the strength.
The bad news is that even though the repo ramps now come with steel flaps at the ramp entrances, they are so thick that there is no smooth transition for the ball to enter the ramps.
I could sand down the ramp entrances and make the weakest part of the ramp weaker, or....