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by pauljt71
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: First Mills Machine HELP
Replies: 14
Views: 3458

Re: First Mills Machine HELP

Many thanks BP. Yes I did wonder what the metal tag was. I am a total novice with these machines so this is a good start to my learning. There are several stick on fruits on each of the reels. I have not worked out how it pays out yet. I will follow your advise and remove the tag. Also I will see if...
by pauljt71
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: First Mills Machine HELP
Replies: 14
Views: 3458

Re: First Mills Machine HELP

Thanks. I have been giving it a scrub and the dirt is coming out of the grain in the paint now. If I can preserve the original finish with a satin lacquer I think it would look quite nice. There are bump and dings but I don’t want it looking like a brand new machine.
by pauljt71
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: First Mills Machine HELP
Replies: 14
Views: 3458

Re: First Mills Machine HELP

Thanks coppinpr My intention is to clean and restore the machine as much as possible and to use it. I have several others in the pipeline that I have recently acquired. I wish to learn how to fix the machines because I think this is a really important part of ownership. For me it’s also satisfying t...
by pauljt71
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: First Mills Machine HELP
Replies: 14
Views: 3458

Re: First Mills Machine HELP

Hi Treefrog, I want to learn everything there is about these machines. I have rescued this one along with three others. They all look original. Unfortunately I have no clue how these machines work. I could do with starting with a general clean. Is there a resource somewhere that tells you how they w...
by pauljt71
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: First Mills Machine HELP
Replies: 14
Views: 3458

First Mills Machine HELP

Today I have collected my first one arm bandit. Having a small collection of Allwin I have taken the plunge with a Mills. I have lots of questions. I want to restore as best as I can myself. Can someone tell me that this machine is called please? model and possible date. It seems to run well on old ...
by pauljt71
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryan’s Pilwin convert & replace backflash
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: Bryan’s Pilwin convert back to old penny

Well it’s finished, backflash replaced and converted back to old penny. I have to say it plays so differently with old pennies 😀
by pauljt71
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryan’s Pilwin convert & replace backflash
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Pilwin back flash replacement

Topic merged - Site Admin. Hi Guys, Thought I would share some pics of my Pilwin through the process of replacing a back flash to return it to play again. Many thanks to Lenny at Retro Arcade for supplying me with a great replacement that looks just like the old one, minus the ripples! The whole pr...
by pauljt71
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryan’s Pilwin convert & replace backflash
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Re: Bryan’s Pilwin convert back to old penny

Thanks for the info, loving this site. 😀 I will keep you updated with pictures as I progress.
by pauljt71
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryan’s Pilwin convert & replace backflash
Replies: 15
Views: 3507

Bryan’s Pilwin convert & replace backflash

Hi folks,

I have decided to convert my machines back to old penny. I am starting with my Pilwin 56. Any advise on how or where to get/make the coin hopper as mine is missing completely and has been replaced by one that holds new penny.
by pauljt71
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans allwin anti-bounce unit identified
Replies: 41
Views: 10606

Re: Bryans allwin anti tilt device

Many thanks for the explanation as to how it works. This is exactly what I was trying to find out. With your picture I can see how mine has been bent and altered.