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    Question Nishijin B modified to return balls

    Just accidentally got my second pachinko machine today (yes, it was accidental, and no, my wife doesn’t know), and as I was giving it an initial inspection I noticed that a previous owner (?) modded the ball chutes to return winners and gutter balls to the overflow tray:
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    They added a spring running from the winning ball dump chute to one side of the overflow chute...
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    and cut a flap in the other side of the overflow chute so that gutter balls would be redirected into the lower tray...
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    It was instantly clear what they’d done, and testing it showed that it works reliably.
    I was just wondering if anyone had come across this sort of mod before? It would be pretty easy to do on other B-style machines. The gutter ball flap could even be installed with a hinge and clasp, allowing it to easily be switched back and forth between “easy” and “hard” modes.

    I’ll probably close up the flap, because that seems a little cheat-y to me — gutter balls are gutter balls, do-overs are for grade-schoolers. But I’m seriously considering adding that spring shunt to my other machine; it never really seemed fair that you get a jackpot, but loose the winning ball.

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    Default Re: Nishijin B modified to return balls

    Yeah, I saw a bunch of stuff on full cyclic mods that all seemed rather . . . involved, for those of us with little-to-no electronics expertise. I wasn't able to find a lot on semi-cyclic mods. There was one that involved custom-building an end-cap to replace the existing elbow at the end of the overflow chute, but I can't find that one now.

    Either way, I wasn't able to find this particular method after a few hours of searching last night. This seemed pretty simple, by comparison, and easily reversible.

    *Also, sorry about the orientation of the pics in the top post. They were right-side-up when I uploaded them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Default Re: Nishijin B modified to return balls

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Lazo View Post

    *Also, sorry about the orientation of the pics in the top post. They were right-side-up when I uploaded them ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    Nothin' to be sorry about, you can read about upside down pics here!!

    http://www.pachitalk.com/forums/show...s-Right-Way-Up

    "Blowing smoke rings at the moon."

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