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by emslots
Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37495

Yes, I saw it and have my eye on it as a spares machine! Could be just the solution I am looking for. I could see how the eBay machine is wired, and repair mine.....
by emslots
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37495

Just a quick update on progress with repairs - thanks to Dave Hill's excellent photographs, I have gathered some more clues concerning the operation of the unit (even though his was a later model with more relays inside!). It seems that the play switch had been replaced in my machine, and was of the...
by emslots
Fri Feb 24, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37495

The front panel glass has the words "Push to start, release to stop", so I assume it originally had a double pole switch fitted.

Perhaps later models had a single pole switch?
by emslots
Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37495

Thanks for trying! I knew it wouldn't be easy to find information, but as you say, if anyone has it, this is the place to track it down....
by emslots
Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37495

Thanks a lot for the info - I am an electronics technician, but I am baffled over this one, because it has been re-wired a fair amount. The push button start/stop has been replaced with a stop only button, so there are lots of wires now redundant. I would like to restore it to its original state if ...
by emslots
Thu Feb 09, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Anyone remember these large multi-players?
Replies: 5
Views: 3804

Re: Anyone remember these large multi-players?

One from this era which sticks in my mind worked like a vacuum cleaner in reverse blowing plastic practice golf balls out of the middle a la bingo machine. There were stations all 'round the machine, and you inserted a penny to light a lamp for a few seconds. Then you prayed some balls would cascad...
by emslots
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Anyone remember these large multi-players?
Replies: 5
Views: 3804

Re: Anyone remember these large multi-players?

My guess is a version of Cromptons Lucky Stars which was derived from their Derby Races . See Inventing the Penny Pusher for Jim Crompton's description and a small picture. This would have had film star symbols, but maybe fruits appeared on a later version. I certainly remember Film Star (there was...
by emslots
Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Anyone remember these large multi-players?
Replies: 5
Views: 3804

Anyone remember these large multi-players?

One of the most vivid memories I have of the arcades in the 1960s is playing on a 1d multi-player machine which seemed to dominate the entire arcade - it consisted of a large, hexagonal(?) top display, featuring fruit machine symbols arranged in a circle. When the Play Now light came on, you placed ...
by emslots
Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Nixie tubes in slot machines
Replies: 70
Views: 27789

Re: Projector slot displays

From what I remember, the projector displays were hard to see in certain levels of ambient light, that's why they were usually located beneath a small viewing hood. I only ever saw one machine which used them, it was a floor-standing fruit machine, with a push-left-or-push-right handle to start the ...
by emslots
Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Nixie tubes in slot machines
Replies: 70
Views: 27789

Nixie tubes in slot machines

I thought it was a great machine but nobody else thought so! I think it had a spare nixie tube with it I can remember this machine, or one very much like it, in an amusement arcade in Hemsby, Norfolk, in the 1960's. At the time I thought that the NIXIE tubes were very unusual, as most fruit machine...