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by wembleylion
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electric Amuser info
Replies: 60
Views: 13033

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Hi Widget, This is the contact breaker and it has to be adjusted to supply a consistent on/off current to the primary coil; a consistent buzzing is what is required. There are two coils wound concentrically inside each other. In the on position the low voltage primary coil is energised and in the of...
by wembleylion
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electric Amuser info
Replies: 60
Views: 13033

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Hi Widget, Looking at your photos none of my ideas above are the solution so the only thing I can think is that the battery voltage is too high and it is overwhelming the control rod; it might be worth trying a lower voltage battery. In your very first photo at the start of this topic I thought tha...
by wembleylion
Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electric Amuser info
Replies: 60
Views: 13033

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

Hi Widget, Congratulations on the super job you have done on the Amuser. Normally moving the hollow tube in and out of the coil decreases and increases the power of the shock, although I remember that on some medical machines there were two wiring terminals: one that worked with the tube and the ot...
by wembleylion
Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Coco's Clown
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Re: Coco's Clown

Sadly its not mine Jubilee, it belongs to the Strumpshaw Steam Museum near Norwich.

John
by wembleylion
Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Coco's Clown
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Coco's Clown

Whilst poking around in the museum building at this years Strumpshaw Steam Rally I found this jolly fellow. It has a cash box so was originally a penny in the slot machine that has been converted to sensor operation. Simple in operation the clown only bobs up and down and laughs. A wire from each e...
by wembleylion
Thu May 05, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Museum
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: Bryans Museum

Thanks for your kind comments Mr PM. I did strike lucky with my post, as a member of this forum contacted me privately shortly afterwards and then sent me a wodge of very useful A4 sized photos plus a fully dimensioned drawing of the case. I am extremely grateful for this help; it just goes to show ...
by wembleylion
Wed May 04, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Museum
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: Bryans Museum

:o that you should mention the Retreeva to tempt Colin to allow me access to the museum because I have just started to build one and may need some dimensions of the mech. parts if I can't suss them out for myself. This is the progress so far, plus a big heap of oak ready to machine for the case Retr...
by wembleylion
Wed May 04, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Museum
Replies: 12
Views: 2394

Re: Bryans Museum

toibs wrote:Was there a couple of weeks ago, and can confirm it's still all there, up and running..... :)
Hi Tobis

Did you notice whether the Bryans Museum is accessible separately from the amusement park or is it necessary to pay the full entrance fee to visit the museum.

Thanks John
by wembleylion
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electric Amuser info
Replies: 60
Views: 13033

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

I found this American patent for a Bunny Shooting Game. The player holds the rifle which has two metal plates mounted on the rifle in the normal holding position and these plates are connected to a transformer. The Rabbit passes across the front of the target box and the player attempts to shoot th...
by wembleylion
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electric Amuser info
Replies: 60
Views: 13033

Re: Electric Amuser info needed

widget2k4 wrote:I'm still left wondering what the two big knobs are for though?
It's also possible that the knobs may have been connected at one time and due to the cost of replacement batteries for the shocker it was removed and sold on.

John