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by Scratchbuilt
Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Fill 'Em Up Project
Replies: 2
Views: 4250

Fill 'Em Up Project

Just thought I'd get in touch to let you know about my latest project. I had to borrow a machine for this one - I couldn't have made this from a drawing. This is one complicated machine and has been quite a challenge. I suppose it's OK if you have all the pressings, castings etc., but I wouldn't rec...
by Scratchbuilt
Fri Apr 04, 2003 3:20 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Building a Payramid
Replies: 25
Views: 18130

Re Building a Payramid

Here it is: My version of the Payramid. It cost me about £70 to build altogether, much cheaper than an original.
by Scratchbuilt
Fri Apr 04, 2003 3:06 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Building a Payramid
Replies: 25
Views: 18130

Re Building a Payramid

I can report back that the project is now completed, and, amazingly, works very well. Bryan certainly knew his stuff and got his geometry right. My machine makes a very satisfying smooth noise as the crank is turned and everything slides into place as per the patent design. The maze was a bit of a c...
by Scratchbuilt
Fri Apr 04, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Building a Payramid
Replies: 25
Views: 18130

Sounds like we have a mini fairground between us! Yes thanks I found the flyer which was useful because it mentioned the dimensions. I'm cheching some of the other patents so I can understand the mechanics of coin release, coin return, ball release etc etc.
by Scratchbuilt
Fri Apr 04, 2003 2:43 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Building a Payramid
Replies: 25
Views: 18130

Re Building a Payramid

I've made a version of the elevenses with variable payout and I'm in the middle of making a Conveyor. I have no engineering background but I'm quite handy and I worked out the mechanics by guesswork. I've also made a ride on train and coach. This is 12v electric and I used the bits from an old batte...
by Scratchbuilt
Fri Apr 04, 2003 2:37 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Building a Payramid
Replies: 25
Views: 18130

Re Building a Payramid

Many many thanks for the info. I will have to study it now to see how everything works. Take your point about the difficulty but it will just add to the experience! I will also enjoy exploring the other Bryans patents. I'm utterly fascinated by how Bryan dealt with mechanical problem solving. Kind r...
by Scratchbuilt
Fri Apr 04, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Building a Payramid
Replies: 25
Views: 18130

Building a Payramid

Hi Wonder if you can help me on this. I am making a scratch built Payramid for my next project. I don't have any details of the internal mechanism apart from photos on the melright web page. Do you have any documentation at all for this machine available. If you also have other info please let me kn...