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by badpenny
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings 8 Ball Special with free play feature
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Jennings 8 Ball Special with free play feature

Thanks for that. So allowing for the fact you may not know a free play is next, and are likely to have inserted an unnecessary coin, everything is relying on the previous coin and the current one not being thin or damaged. As they are going to meet edge to edge due to gravity and nothing to separate...
by badpenny
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine
Replies: 51
Views: 3764

Re: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine

Thanks Stuart for rallying to the flag when needed. I'll let you drift back to sleep beneath the halls of the gods set deep within the mountains of Olympia. Should I need to awaken you again with the fiery horn of Shefras in order to clarify an issue, I'll send you an email first. Regards BP !!COOEE!!
by badpenny
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Do we have a Facebook group?
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Do we have a Facebook group?

"...some of the Americans don't believe there is intelligent life outside of the USA." BP. A good number of us are convinced there is NO intelligent life INSIDE of the USA these days. We'll see if my concern is correct this November. J Peterson Hoping for intelligence, USA I think we've all got a v...
by badpenny
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Do we have a Facebook group?
Replies: 12
Views: 991

Re: Do we have a Facebook group

Treefrog is spot on with his analysis of Facebook slot groups. I dally a bit over there, but usually to refer people here. Apart from not being able to search back or look for a particular topic it's not good for giving advice which stretches to more than a couple of lines. And as mentioned, appreci...
by badpenny
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Another hideous bandit
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Another hideous bandit

Hilarious, another one who thinks putting a bit of sticky plaster across the coin slot renders it no longer a gambling machine!
"In order to comply with eBay regulations ..." Which by the way don't exist.

BP !!IDEA!!
by badpenny
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: How long before it’s re listed
Replies: 5
Views: 580

Re: How long before it’s re listed

Not good is it?
by badpenny
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine
Replies: 51
Views: 3764

Re: Hoopers automatics skill score pinball machine

Those spring bumpers should work like all the other pins of the time, the springs ending in a rod at the base that passes through the middle of a carbon ring in the playfield. The ball hitting the spring causes the contact to be made, no electrical circuit through the ball. Well after my people tal...
by badpenny
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings 8 Ball Special with free play feature
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Jennings 8 ball special with free play feature

I was thinking that the teeth on the escalator are selectively removed or modified so that when the gap appears in the window, then there will also be a missing tooth where the coin sits meaning it will not move until the second pull of the handle. I agree, it's the easiest and quickest way to do i...
by badpenny
Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings 8 Ball Special with free play feature
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Jennings 8 ball special with free play feature

Well I suppose it may be like the old gum vendors on the wall outside the newsagents by the school gates. They used to give out 2 packs every fourth turn. I'm surprised this is the first time I've heard of it on a bandit (unless I've just forgotten). It seems a fair bit of kerfuffle without the adva...
by badpenny
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Hoopers Automatics Skill Score pinball machine
Replies: 51
Views: 3764

Re: Hoopers automatics skill score pinball machine

That playfield description sounds a bit wonky to me BP. S'possible, I didn't keep it long. My assumption was based on the one time it went awry. There was a buzzing and the score dial froze. Turned out the bottom of a spring bumper had deformed and was in contact with the play field. Everything ret...