Track Building and BuyingBig Belter Blaster Matchmaker recycle

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HAD A JUNK "BIG BELTER BLASTER MATCHMAKER", WHEN YOU LIFTED THE XMAS TREE INSERT AND RELEASED IT, THE INSERT ROLLED ON MARBLES THAT RAN DOWN CHANNELS SLOWLY "LIGHTING" THE XMAS TREE LIGHTS... MINE WAS EMPTY...
,..SO I CUT THE TOWER IN HALF, SCRAPPED THE GUTS, REMOVED ALL MOVING PARTS ON THE BELTER'S BASE...DRILLED, AND RAN A 1/4" SHAFT THROUGH THE TOWER, WELDED 2 DOOR SCREW SUPPORTS AND 2 ACCUATOR WASHERS TO IT...
...THE WASHERS ARE OFFSET, RACING LEFT TO RIGHT THE WASHER IS SET FOR RIGHT HANDED STARTERS, RACING RIGHT TO LEFT THE WASHER IS SET FOR LEFT HANDED RACERS...LIKE TURNING A KEY...[FOOSE BALL] ;
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Nice! 

I'm trying to rebuild a broken Matchmaker. I think all I'm missing is the marble or ball bearing that supposed to fit. I'm not sure what size to get though. Or if there's supposed to be more than one or not.

What did it look like when you opened it?

model40fan
2 marbles, sold a working one, cut up one with no marbles.
model40fan
there is a wire that has something to do with redlighting

I opened up a matchmaker and it had no ball bearings but it works most of the time.

Has anyone open one up and found marbles? I think the "light" panel works down the maze inside the unit and it just sounds like a marble. If not, where do the ball bearings go?

model40fan, The wire for redlighting tips the "light panel" to show red if the launcher is in the forward position from being released too soon.

Thanks

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