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by arrgee
Tue Apr 09, 2024 10:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Clock with fruit dial
Replies: 27
Views: 13410

Re: Bryans Clock with fruit dial

Small world tf. :cool:
by arrgee
Tue Apr 09, 2024 5:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Clock with fruit dial
Replies: 27
Views: 13410

Re: Bryans Clock with fruit dial

Here is another Glenvil face, with both original hands intact
by arrgee
Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified
Replies: 21
Views: 956

Re: Essex Football & Ahrens Great Polo Game identified

Let's hope we see it again on the Forum Geoff, fully restored.
by arrgee
Wed Mar 27, 2024 11:40 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: You be the Judge
Replies: 18
Views: 652

Re: You be the Judge

Yes bp, a lot of shysters out there, but then there are also a lot more genuine people in our hobby. I recall some years ago purchasing a machine from a collector, for a substantial four figure sum, and on counting out the money I was found to be £20 short! I was horrified and thought that this wel...
by arrgee
Thu Mar 21, 2024 12:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Slot machines - the unreported crack epidemic of our times
Replies: 6
Views: 576

Re: Slot machines - the unreported crack epidemic of our times

Welcome to the site bandit-territory and a lovely looking machine you have, I am more of an allwin man but I do love these older bandits - they have such style
by arrgee
Mon Mar 18, 2024 2:14 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: BMCo Little Marvel identified
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: BMCo Little Marvel identified

Interesting door 13rebel, I have not seen a BMCo with such a large radius to the inner top part of the door frame, or the sculptural elements above them.
by arrgee
Thu Mar 14, 2024 4:56 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: BMCo Little Marvel identified
Replies: 7
Views: 419

Re: BMCo 7 cup

Lovely looking machine Geoff, seems to have had its internal brass cleaned up (I have not seen one of these old machines with such clean internal metalwork). I believe BMco called this variant the Little Wonder and with its top lock and lift out door suggests an early machine. BMco also produced a ...
by arrgee
Thu Mar 07, 2024 11:00 am
Forum: Mechanical Memories Magazine
Topic: Looking for Mechanical Memories Magazine full run
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: Looking for Mechanical Memories Magazine full run

It was a brilliant magazine - so much useful and interesting information between those covers.
by arrgee
Wed Feb 28, 2024 3:53 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ebay prices getting out of hand
Replies: 19
Views: 637

Re: Ebay prices getting out of hand

And very enjoyable 2 hour drive it was too, with a mechanical passenger being taken to a new home. :cool:
by arrgee
Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:28 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Text and picture alignment
Replies: 25
Views: 4571

Re: Text and picture alignment

Many thanks for looking at it Mr pm, the photos are still covering the text so I guess there is some macgremlins at work here in my mac, as I mentioned previously it is fine on a windows pc. Better still, I will dig out the original issue of MMM that the article appeared in. Very grateful for your ...
by arrgee
Sun Feb 25, 2024 3:09 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Rubber bump stop
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Rubber bump stop

I have always cut an old flexible rubber to shape and it appears to do the job, however, if you have a 3D printer or know someone with one, flexible rubber filaments are obtainable (TPE filament) so any shape/size could be printed to suit the machine in question. Model makers often use these filame...
by arrgee
Fri Feb 23, 2024 6:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4722

Re: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified

'British Automatic Company Calibre Recording Booth' Back in the early 1960s there was a booth located just along the road from RAF Lyneham main gate, perhaps BAC thought that the airmen on the base would be good punters as they staggered their way back from the local village pub. You are right Mr p...
by arrgee
Thu Feb 22, 2024 4:15 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Scratch Built Gap-Win
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: Scratch Built Gap-Win

Just a thought ollie h, as it is such a good reproduction, will you date the machine or put some kind of inscription inside. It is easy for us all to recall in say 10 or 20 years (if we are still here) 'oh yes olli h made that' but in 50 years time?
by arrgee
Thu Feb 22, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Scratch Built Gap-Win
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: Scratch Built Gap-Win

Absolute amazing job you have done ollie h. Very skillfully done. You should be very proud. I am sure William Bryan would be impressed with your work. It is great to see that there is still such skill out there - well done.
by arrgee
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:45 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Text and picture alignment
Replies: 25
Views: 4571

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

This is weird, now the photo appears but covers the text? I have looked at the article on a windows pc and it appeared all ok so I guess there must be some i gremlins at work here.
mr pm wrote:What device/browser are you using?

imac with safari browser

by arrgee
Wed Feb 21, 2024 10:18 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool
Replies: 7
Views: 1027

Re: Miracle restoration! Backglass for a Roto-Pool

That is an excellent job. !!THUMBSX2!!
by arrgee
Tue Feb 20, 2024 10:59 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Jennings Continental Star Chief identified
Replies: 5
Views: 385

Re: Unusual Jennings machine

coppinpr wrote:Ive put them in a nice and safe.....they are still missing


So you are finally sleeping on the streets then pc :!?!:
by arrgee
Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:40 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Text and picture alignment
Replies: 25
Views: 4571

Arena image display issue

Topic split from Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity and merged - Site Admin.

pennymachines wrote:Now in the Arena.


The photos are indicated by just an outline and question mark in the centre, is this just my pc/browser or are others getting this?
by arrgee
Sun Feb 18, 2024 2:34 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 26
Views: 3938

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

Well said John, I echo your thoughts and views !!THUMBSX2!!
by arrgee
Wed Feb 14, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: We're pampering to the minority ...
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: We're pampering to the minority ...

It is often the case that some 'minorities' bang the drum loudest, shout the loudest, lobby the loudest and in consequence get heard.
Apathy does not get anywhere
:!?!: