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Forum topic by eduardo posted 09-27-2010 10:39 AM 1074 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2010 10:39 AM

Anybody knows who can make Philippine Coin Operated Pool table?

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#1 posted 12-18-2010 04:57 PM

Hmmm, making a coin operated table would be an interesting exercise. You’d have to figure out how to restrict access to balls already played… hmmm lots of details to think about.

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#2 posted 12-18-2010 05:03 PM

The white ball is smaller.
All balls go along to rails and into the dispatch bay. The white ball falls between the rails letting you continue play after a white ball sinks.


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#3 posted 12-18-2010 08:18 PM

Normally on a coin operated pool table, ones manufactured in the US, they use 2 different types of Q balls. One is a little oversized or larger than the regular balls and the other is a Magnetic Q ball. The magnetic has a piece of steel in it (normally made by Valley) and it’s directed by a magnetic to a different trough. Some companies used a weight separator (not very reliable) that relied on a heavier Q ball and they would work with the magnetic ones due to the extra weigh of steel in it.

Most companies that sell used or reconditioned Pool Table remove the coin mech and the ball gates. If your going to build a Pool Table it would be easier to get an existing unit from an amusement company.

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