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by pennymachines
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Clown Catcher, info please
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Clown Catcher, info please

Yours is the 'standard', most common (but very nice) Jentzsch & Meerz version. I did read somewhere that dispensing coins from a machine required a special license in Germany and this is why tokens were used instead. Certainly tokens were more likely to be tolerated than cash payouts. I agree the BB...
by pennymachines
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Clown Catcher, info please
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Clown Catcher, info please

Unusual mechanism. I imagined it to be coin return, not token payout. I haven't seen a Clown use anything other than steel balls. Could be the ball is too small? It looks so, against the ball separator. With regard to the door warp - perhaps a piece of wood as an end stop inside the top right corner...
by pennymachines
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Barry Island
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Hello from Barry Island

Thanks for joining us Barry from Barry and for giving us your 'origin story'. When I was living in Cardiff I used to visit the more genteel and low-key Penarth, with its already quaint, old-fashioned amusement arcade. I took a couple of trips from the Victorian pier to Ilfracombe on the Waverley pad...
by pennymachines
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine
Replies: 50
Views: 1562

Re: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine

Looks like it was originally army surplus paint. :)
by pennymachines
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine
Replies: 50
Views: 1562

Re: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine

It looks superb. I love the colour. Well done! !!THUMBSX2!!
by pennymachines
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Clown Catcher, info please
Replies: 10
Views: 379

Re: Clown Catcher, info please

I don't think I've seen that one before, but this heavily restored French clown, like yours, does not run on a ball, and requires the player to project the ball upwards with a trigger. I think it has had the ball added (notice the thin string, also added, for it to run on). clown-101.jpg This Britis...
by pennymachines
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electric shocker in French restaurant / bistrot
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Electric shocker in French restaurant / bistrot

I don't think it's British... German? :!?!:
by pennymachines
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Wonders Quick Returns
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Wonders Quick Returns

...which of course is the right answer. !THUMBS! Not printed on plastic. .:*+*:.
by pennymachines
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Wonders Quick Returns
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Wonders Quick Returns

I think widget may have done one - his game's in the Museum, but it's not uploaded to Resources.
by pennymachines
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Late Maurice Felce
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: The Late Maurice Felce

GM kindly wrote to me last week and mentioned that Maurice's health was deteriorating fast. Like GM, I also benefited in the early days from his knowledge and help. He and Pat, invariably together, made this hobby friendly and fun. When they swapped Northampton for the sun and sandy beaches of Cypru...