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by franklin
Fri Oct 06, 2023 10:56 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Not an Allwin but...
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

Re: Not an Allwin but .....

I've embedded it, as imgur.com doesn't play so good here: Thanks PM! I couldn't see how to attach a video. The attachments option only seemed to allow uploading of images for me. Have you thought of building an allwin to your own design, using salvageable parts from old Nostalgic Machines? I have t...
by franklin
Fri Oct 06, 2023 5:36 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Not an Allwin but...
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

Re: Not an Allwin but .....

I haven't given up ..... yet, although it's not far off. As a prototype I've made progress but I've also come to the realization building a passable imitation of an Allwin is a far more difficult task than I can undertake with my limited equipment and metal working skills. :!?!: I did manage to get ...
by franklin
Sat Sep 23, 2023 4:52 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Not an Allwin but...
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

Re: Not an Allwin but .....

A bit more work on the play field. field3.jpg I tried a couple of different options for the target row, the first attempt of a simple row of holes in plywood was never going to work. For the current iteration I have cut short sections of 16mm curtain rod to fit through the backing board. The current...
by franklin
Tue Sep 19, 2023 1:02 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Not an Allwin but...
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

Re: Not an Allwin but .....

I appreciate your method here, but back in the day they used a much easier way which was to fret cut the spiral from a board, then attach that to a solid backboard. Good points. I actually have much more of a hand tools bent myself. The noise and dust from using the router is horrendous. Not to men...
by franklin
Mon Sep 18, 2023 8:25 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Not an Allwin but...
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

Re: Not an Allwin but .....

Thanks for the info guys. The New Century looks like the style of cabinet I will be trying for. I haven't finished the groove yet. The spiral is more or less complete but what I was thinking of doing next is to continue the current endpoint into a circle. That will open up the track to allow the inn...
by franklin
Mon Sep 18, 2023 7:03 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Not an Allwin but...
Replies: 15
Views: 5112

Not an Allwin but...

I've been getting bored in retirement and for some reason I've decided to allocate a few hours (days? weeks? !PUZZLED! ) of shed time to building a Penny Arcade style machine taking inspiration from the Allwin line of games. I'm a hobby woodworker first rather than a games aficionado and see the mak...
by franklin
Sun Sep 17, 2023 4:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Hello from Australia

I have old memories of Allwin machines from my childhood. I haven't seen any locally but I came across this forum searching. I'm thinking of attempting to build something derivative, not sure how I'll go.