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by fruitbowl
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 6390

Re: Bryans Bumper

Yes, I gave that the most thought - kept coming back to it, but just couldn't get it to work successfully, so went for the striker to bring the pointer to the bottom.
by fruitbowl
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 6390

Re: Bryans Bumper

When I say skill rather than strength, I use the term loosely, as there are 28 winning positions, chances of losing are slim. One of the more challenging parts to make was the star wheel. I had to determine the correct diameter to accommodate all the win/lose segments spaced out equally. The depth o...
by fruitbowl
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 6390

Re: Bryans Bumper

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXJ25mPOC3g&t=2s You push the handle down rather than thump it. The key is skill rather than strength. Yes JC, I must change those screws. Question of production run? I have no plans to build another one. The first one was a challenge - that's where the fun was fo...
by fruitbowl
Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 6390

Re: Bryans Bumper

Here are some pics of the inside this time. It's basically a clock mechanism with additions. The exterior chrome fittings I made from 8mm and 10mm steel sheet using a laser cutter to cut them out. They're really strong, no chance of breaking. I made the case to split in two, making it easier for mai...
by fruitbowl
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 6390

Bryans Bumper

Here is my attempt at building a Bryans Bumper.
I made this in 2018. I also added a stand to compliment the machine, continuing the Art Deco style down the front and sides, all built to scale and weight. Works well and pays out correctly.
by fruitbowl
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Grand National
Replies: 21
Views: 17150

Re: Bryans Grand National

Hi, it's just standard oil-based red gloss paint, left to dry, then with a stiff brush flick on the black and white paint. A little practice required beforehand.
by fruitbowl
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Waltzer tipper game
Replies: 20
Views: 14213

Re: Waltzer tipper game

Hi Pete, Great little machine looks very playable, love the clowns
bet the kids have great fun feeding them pennies.
Keep up the good work.
by fruitbowl
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Fruitbowl token payout
Replies: 0
Views: 1534

Fruitbowl token payout

Hi Folks,
My Bryans Fruitbowl is fitted with a token payout but I'm not sure how it is supposed to work. When I turn the handle it revolves one quarter and that's it. I'm thinking maybe I have parts missing. Can anyone shed any light on this for me please. !PUZZLED!
by fruitbowl
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Grand National
Replies: 21
Views: 17150

Bryans Grand National

No prizes for guessing what machine this started out as yes a Bryans clock, I've been collecting slots for a number of years now and always thought my clock is the most boring machine in the collection so I decided to do something about it and make it more interesting, so out went the clock face and...
by fruitbowl
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: The Beatles and allwins
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

Re: The Beatles and allwins

Yes I've happy memories of this place - it's Brean Sands near Weston-super-Mare. I had many holidays there as a kid. I used to go on those go-carts with my brother and sisters. It would be around 1964. I'd be aged 9. The guy in the shorts and no top was the operator. He informed us you should have b...