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by badpenny
Wed Apr 17, 2024 1:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Identifying this machine
Replies: 4
Views: 391

Re: Identifying this machine

I don't know the machine. However I worked in the North of Spain for three and a half years. Gambling machines were outlawed during Franco's dictatorship. Weekends spent hiking around the Basque villages uncovered where old pre-war flipper less pinballs went to die. I must have seen hundreds. Mostly...
by badpenny
Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Toffee and the Klaxon motor gearbox
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Toffee and the Klaxon motor gearbox

Treefog ... I think you're on the right track with the wick/oil feeder scenario. The weak point in oil alone is not only the gaskets and seals, but also the shafts protruding from the sides as the bearings they sit in may leak. If it were mine I'd introduce a good dollop of quality grease, that you ...
by badpenny
Fri Apr 05, 2024 11:28 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Kiss of Death
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Kiss of Death

coppinpr wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2024 8:54 pm why is BP standing behind the machine looking over the top?
It reminds me of the happier days when I stood in the dock.
by badpenny
Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Fremont Hotel Mills High Top
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: Fremont Hotel Mills High Top

Looking at the pay out disc for reel one, can anybody else see additional deep grooves as per Gold Award pay outs? I believe I can. If so, has anyone seen a Hi-top with Gold Award? I haven't. So, with melons where there shouldn't be, a confusion of denominator and my cloudy/watery eyes convinced it ...
by badpenny
Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Fremont Hotel Mills High Top
Replies: 17
Views: 835

Re: Fremont Hotel Mills High Top

The references on the machine to the Fremont Hotel are nice, yet sadly don't prove any antecedents. The trim would fit any Hi-top. I see it's currently playing on 1np and shows a 6d denominator. The closest size American coin to a 6d would be a 5c. Not the value of play you'd expect a Las Vegas casi...
by badpenny
Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What did I buy?
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: What did I buy?

Repro doors are common, but as aristomatic said bonnets may look similar, but can be miles adrift ... as well as costly.
by badpenny
Sun Mar 31, 2024 8:44 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega Mark 10
Replies: 20
Views: 785

Re: Sega Mark 10

Is that vertical lever which locks or unlocks the mech depending on whether a coin has been deposited, slack and loose or held in place? It's possible it should be attached there.
I'd guess it was 6d. It was certainly pre decimal originally.

BP
by badpenny
Sun Mar 31, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega Mark 10
Replies: 20
Views: 785

Re: Sega mark 10

You do post pictures at funny angles, don't you?
What is the other end attached to?
by badpenny
Sat Mar 30, 2024 12:17 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bryans "peep show" for sale on ebay
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Bryans "peep show" for sale on ebay

From the description: -
... This item is UNTESTED and I do not know if it still works as
intended.


Well old fruit to back up your valuation of nine hundred sovs, the very least I'd expect you to do is chuck a penny in it and find out.
by badpenny
Thu Mar 28, 2024 4:51 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: You be the Judge
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: You be the Judge

He certainly has shown a different side to his gentle schoolboy like demeanour.
For those puzzling over this insight, paste "auctioneer in Etwall nr derby uk" into Gurgle and instead of Search click on NEWS.
by badpenny
Thu Mar 28, 2024 1:02 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mills 25c Horsehead Bonus not paying correct
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Mills Novelty $.25 Machine Not Paying Correct. Rando BONUS Letters

PS .. You do realise (don't you?) that in the photos you've supplied that your mechanism isn't at rest. It has completed the reset but hasn't fired the play sequence yet.
Is it jammed or did you deliberately photograph it at that point?
by badpenny
Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:54 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mills 25c Horsehead Bonus not paying correct
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: Mills Novelty $.25 Machine Not Paying Correct. Rando BONUS Letters

Hi and welcome to the site. It looks as if you are in America? I have both The Horse Head and the Hi-top Bonus. Let ask first, are you familiar with the workings of a non Bonus slot machine? I ask because if you're having to learn how a standard slot works as well as the Bonus variant on top, certai...
by badpenny
Wed Mar 27, 2024 3:41 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: You be the Judge
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: You be the Judge

Apart from the excessive commissions currently being charged through live auctions, a couple of other ploys I've noticed. Here in Lincoln one of our auction houses has started a listing fee per lot. What they don't tell you when you submit your items is that they no longer accept a collection as one...
by badpenny
Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:55 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: You be the Judge
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: You be the Judge

It pays to always observe/protect lots that you've won at a live auction. There are some really nasty individuals about. On the other hand at the Coventry Auction we regularly finished up at the end having had our heads stuck in the paperwork, only to look up at the bitter end and see a room devoid ...
by badpenny
Mon Mar 25, 2024 6:30 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Rotamints
Replies: 212
Views: 53387

Re: Rotamints

Right, I've been down the storage where the two machines are. I'm usually quite a positive and enthusiastic person, and was quite astonished at just how ambitious I must now be. Here is what I was presented with ... Where-in-garagea.jpg Now, I know exactly where they are. One is beneath the blue tar...
by badpenny
Mon Mar 25, 2024 2:00 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Rotamints
Replies: 212
Views: 53387

Re: Rotamints

Err ...
I was ill ...
My Granny won the Lottery ...
There was a train crash ...
I had to drive my sister to somewhere ...
Somewhere was closed ...
My legs dropped off ...

I'll do it tomorrow :(
by badpenny
Fri Mar 22, 2024 1:36 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: How do you work out what's wrong ...?
Replies: 2
Views: 633

How do you work out what's wrong ...?


Solving The Problem!
Solving The Problem!
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Having tried everything that worked once before, I go to bed.
More often than not, when I wake in the morning I'm exhausted, have a headache and the answer.
What works for you?

BP SkEpTiCaL
by badpenny
Tue Mar 19, 2024 10:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Extraordinary Escalator
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Extraordinary Escalator

The extended lever on top of the finger in the picture is to connect with a mechanical counter. It's the jackpot finger and would have connected with something like...
by badpenny
Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:53 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Rotamints
Replies: 212
Views: 53387

Re: Rotamints

I can take a photo of one in storage, but not until the weekend. And as JC pointed out they're not leaf stings, but stitches SkEpTiCaL

I drove that car for 14 months believing it was a Ford Perfect. !:STEER:!
by badpenny
Tue Mar 19, 2024 12:45 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Rotamints
Replies: 212
Views: 53387

Re: Rotamints

Oh, GAD!
!!UHOH!! SkEpTiCaL :NBG: