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by coin-op
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Electro-mechanical Wall Machines
Replies: 75
Views: 38231

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by coin-op
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hawtins Rolling Road
Replies: 20
Views: 6573

Re: Hawtins Rolling Road

It's interesting to note that there doesn't appear to be a Rolling road amongst the Steer-a-Ball production line. Although, admittedly, they appear to have done production in batches and it may be that the basic Steer-a-Ball cabinets in the picture were destined to be Rolling Roads. Edit - It is int...
by coin-op
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hawtins Rolling Road
Replies: 20
Views: 6573

Re: Hawtins Rolling Road

JC I'm a little confused with the track layout in the picture posted by coin-op (in the museum). It appears to be more or less the same as a Steer-a-Ball, but with a squiggly bit that doesn't seem to do anything. One can clearly see the path the ball has taken, and I really can't see what the squigg...
by coin-op
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hawtins Rolling Road
Replies: 20
Views: 6573

Re: Hawtins Rolling Road

they both stand on legs, which makes me wonder if the surviving Rolling Road has been cut down Interestingly, the Hawtins catalogue gives the height of their steeraball games as 42 inches. My Hawtins steeraball, with legs, is around 36 1/2 inches, whilst the Rolling road, without legs, but with 1/2...
by coin-op
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hawtins Rolling Road
Replies: 20
Views: 6573

Re: Hawtins Rolling Road

Yes, I'd always thought it was Hawtins and just assumed the Ahrens reference was a mistake. As far as I'm aware, Ahrens didn't make Steer-a-Balls. Well, if that is the case, then there are three interesting points. Firstly, the Hawtins steeraball is a different size to the Rolling Road (the latter ...
by coin-op
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hawtins Rolling Road
Replies: 20
Views: 6573

Re: Hawtins Rolling Road

It would seem from this example that the Hawtins machines in production ended up varying from the catalogue images. I'm sure that wouldn't be the first time this happened (just as machines occasionally deviate in one way or another from their patent). The playfield follows the catalogue image enough...
by coin-op
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hawtins Rolling Road
Replies: 20
Views: 6573

Re: Hawtins Rolling Road

pennymachines wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:43 pm
Now don't gloat...
Ah, it's all in the name of historical accuracy!
by coin-op
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hawtins Rolling Road
Replies: 20
Views: 6573

Re: Hawtins Rolling Road

I see one of those sold at Auction last weekend for only £280 plus fees
Actually, it was £260, plus fees.
by coin-op
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hawtins Rolling Road
Replies: 20
Views: 6573

Re: Hawtins Rolling Road

Was it not complete or working? It was working, but had been modernised with micro switch, relay and motor and works on a 20p coin mech. However, the original parts are in the cabinet (well done whoever converted it for leaving them!). So haven't studied the parts to see that all are there; hence m...
by coin-op
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hawtins Rolling Road
Replies: 20
Views: 6573

Hawtins Rolling Road

Can anyone supply pictures of the mechanism of this machine? Thanks