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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby widget2k4 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:56 pm

Haha you enjoy it mate. :)
I have filled the tube to the top. The coins just fall out once full. If I lift the tube higher sometimes they go to the overflow but mostly they just stack up vertically and jam the mechanism up. :(

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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby badpenny » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:53 pm

Sounds like you're on the right track then.
I'd have a shufty at my Prazisa and Duomat as I think they have the same operation, but I've got a bit of a fuzzy head today. Think I must have had a stale packet of crisps last night.

Looking back at the video you posted I now review my opinion again.

I agree the tube needs to be at the top otherwise there is a big gap and the coins will fall out, but what happens at the other end, surely the gap is merely transferred to there?
I really can't see the purpose of that pin and wire arrangement, all it appears to be capable of doing with a bit of adjustment is to hold the coin above the tube until such time as the cycle moves it out allowing it to drop.
I can't see what controlling that does. If you were to bend the wire as far to the right of the hole it fits in, does the coin stay there or still fall to the right and down the overflow?

I sold my Bingolett a mere 18 years ago, there must be others here who have one and can check theirs? I'm just relying on common sense.
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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby widget2k4 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:59 pm

When I lift the tube up it leaves a gap at the bottom but I can sort that if I got it working. That wire outfit has clearly been added to deflect the coins to the overflow as that's all it can do. The pin part is actually a magnet, so maybe some sort of slug deterrent?

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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby badpenny » Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:51 pm

If I were you I'd stop trying to rehash what you've got and simply install a different tube with an overflow outlet half way down it.

Have a look at Mr. P's post Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:15 pm near the beginning of this thread.

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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby widget2k4 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:02 pm

Yeah, I think that might be a better idea. :)

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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby operator bell » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:25 pm

Checked my old penny Bingolette. It's slightly different from the one pictured above. There is no long wire dropping down - the eyelets are occupied by a short wire that is probably a weight check. (edit) or a tilt catcher.
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The penny pushes arm A, which operates the microswitch, and comes to rest against the plate C, which is pivoted on a screw and spring loaded to the left. The cam B pushes the coin down and forces plate C to the right so that the coin drops. If the tube is full, the coin stays vertical in the mechanism blocking the exit. The next coin in drops past the catch point when pushed by cam B but can't go further, as the previous coin is in the way. As the cam B rotates, it goes down the curve of the left side of the coin and pushes it to the right, into the overflow chute.

My guess is that the machine in question is adapted for a slightly smaller coin than the mech was designed for, so the dimensions and angles are wrong for the way it was originally designed to work.

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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby widget2k4 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:22 am

Ah, it actually makes a lot of sense now it's been pointed out,
Thank you.

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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby glittering-prize67 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:23 pm

I've had my my Bingolette since 1999. Got it from Pennymachines and restored it. I still have it and it's always been my favourite. I just love the game and the look of it. My other half's sister's kids have given this some hammer over the years but grown up now. It's never let me down and still looks superb and original inside.

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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby thomas911 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:02 pm

Hi all,
New to this group and also the Bingolett slots. Is there anyone that repairs them around London area does anyone know? Also should the first 6 contacts at the top of the machine move something, ie relays or something? The contacts that are each wired work the lights, payout, spinning main motor, etc. etc., but the first lot that are only connected by one wire and then linked over don’t seem to do anything when pushed. I don’t have a pic to hand but the relay to the left of the payout, the one on its own, seems to stick itself to the relay when switched on. Is that normal? !!COOEE!! ?

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Re: Bingolett..... help please!

Postby operator bell » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:02 am

Does your Bingolette not have a circuit diagram inside? Here, I'll post one for you in German I'm afraid. The six contacts at the end work the payout solenoid, as you should be able to follow from the diagram. The relay that self-sticks is the anti-cheat relay, aka the tilt relay. There's very little to go wrong. I replaced all the rubbers on mine and reversed a showman mod that made its payout tighter and it works perfectly.
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