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by arrgee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Information needed
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Information needed

No, an old branch line that was ripped up years ago. The most amusing part of this was that the surname of the lad who did this was 'Shot'. :HaHa:
by arrgee
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Information needed
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Information needed

coppinpr wrote:I was forcibly removed from a railway sleeper carriage at 1am
Slightly off-topic, but did you know that the record for peeing off our local railway station bridge was set at 1.00am and reached 4 sleepers along the track. To my recollection this was back in the late 1960s. :burp:
by arrgee
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: The old Exploding Key trick!!
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: The old Exploding Key trick!!

and not give a stuff about health and safety.... Yes, we were crazy back in the '60s, there was a lot of redevelopment in our town during that time and we used to play on the demolition sites after school. One incredibly stupid (but exciting) lark was to light a penny banger and wait until it fizze...
by arrgee
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: The old Exploding Key trick!!
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: The old Exploding Key trick!!

I well remember playing with Swan Vesta matches, one trick we used to do was wrap the match head very tightly in silver foil then hold a flame under it. The match would then explode with a very loud 'BANG' and what a bang it was, sending the foil flying across the room!
by arrgee
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from sunny West Sussex UK
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Hello from sunny West Sussex UK

Thanks for the photos Roy, this was a 'reserve' allwin as you can see the tell-tale holes that were once used to connect a series of levers to operate the ball release.

Is that a Jersey penny on the top of the coin hopper?
by arrgee
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from sunny West Sussex UK
Replies: 10
Views: 619

Re: Hello from sunny West Sussex UK

Hi prunehat and a warm, belated, welcome.

You machine is a 'Saxony' type allwin of the 1930s and probably started life as a 'reserve' machine with 3 balls. Looks to be in quite good condition. Do you have any photos of the internal mechs?
by arrgee
Thu May 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: True Winners!
Replies: 2
Views: 477

Re: True Winners!

Too much ale bp. !!CHEERS!!
by arrgee
Fri May 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Taxi!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1246

Re: Taxi!!!!

BP, have you tried turning off the Taxi light, leaving the 'for hire' light on, and placing the said object in a window at the front of your house.
At least that way, you could make use of the fare charge counter.

........just a thought
:!?!:
by arrgee
Fri May 03, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Don't give too much away...
Replies: 11
Views: 890

Re: Don't give too much away...

ensure on your camera/phone location settings are turned off Absolutely agree TF, modern cameras and phones will write a lot information to the jpeg photo file, camera type, aperture, speed, lens settings, exact time and date pic was taken and most scary exact number coordinates of where the photo ...
by arrgee
Thu May 02, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Stolen Machines
Topic: Allwin de Luxe (reserve ball) stolen
Replies: 11
Views: 1998

Re: Allwin de Luxe (reserve ball) stolen

So sorry to hear about that, Mark & Kate, presumably they must have wrenched it off the wall?

Sincerely hope that you get it back.