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by brigham
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Dropcase Games
Replies: 30
Views: 8511

Re: Dropcase Games

I always found them with the lights defective, and stray pennies lodged at crazy angles.
I'd love to try one now; a well-kept one, like the above.
by brigham
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Dropcase Games
Replies: 30
Views: 8511

Re: Dropcase Games

Great to see one in action.
The thing I remember most about these is that they never worked properly.
by brigham
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bally/Greaves Firebell bandit
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Bally/Greaves Firebell bandit

I'd have to look at the machine to work out how Greaves arranged the solenoid payouts. It certainly doesn't involve chips. Is it in working order? If so you can always watch what happens when it pays out, and work it out from there. It will involve contacts and relays, but little else. The only sole...
by brigham
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bally/Greaves Firebell bandit
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Bally/Greaves Firebell bandit

The best thing to do would be to try and find out what a 'new' Greaves Fire Bell looked like, and restore it to that condition. The Greaves conversions are, to my mind, a collector's item in their own right, and after you have enjoyed completing this one, you will no doubt want to try a 'Showman', o...
by brigham
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bally/Greaves Firebell bandit
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Firebell One Arm bandit

It's a well-known Greaves conversion of a Bally, but it's been hacked-about at a later date.
There was talk of it on the MPU Mecca, at one time. These machines are a sort-of 'half-way house' between 'our' machines, and the electro-mechanicals.
Neither Forum does them justice.
by brigham
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Looking for a restoration project for the winter?
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Looking for a restoration project for the winter?

"All the one arm bandits need work".
Nice to see an honest description.
by brigham
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from new Allwin collector
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Hi from new Allwin collector

It needs to be returned to the old penny immediately.
Dilemma solved!
by brigham
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Ultimate Allwin accessory
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: Ultimate Allwin accessory

The sort of modification I always associate with the travelling showman.
by brigham
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from new Allwin collector
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Hi from new Allwin collector

Good place to start, the Elevenses. Bryan's machines have all the Operator's Adjustments marked in red. You can generally work them all out. Pilwin is a good example of Bryan's quirkiness. This one manufacturer alone can provide an extensive and varied collection, although the more arcane models fet...
by brigham
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Early French Allwin
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: Early French Allwin

Nick describes the channel as a "...fantastic high profile TV channel".
It probably only exists in his own fantasy land, where the 1890s are still churning out Allwins, complete with THOSE HINGES...!