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by badpenny
Tue Feb 20, 2024 9:40 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!

That's really nice, well done.
I was hoping you were going to let us see the internal gubbins, but you're playing your tarot cards close to your chest!

You have a good eye.

BP :cool:
by badpenny
Sat Feb 17, 2024 10:26 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Pete Barson wall machine identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Pete Barson wall machine identified

If I remember corruptly tim 575 it was taken out of the back of his car at a trade fair or something similar, maybe a Steam Fair.

BP
by badpenny
Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:25 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Pete Barson wall machine identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Pete Barson wall machine identified

Personally, I doubt the thief concerned appreciated the machine in the slightest.
They probably only saw easy money.
It's very encouraging how infrequently we hear of such activity, and long may that be the situation. |/XX\|
by badpenny
Fri Feb 16, 2024 9:18 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

I do henry10, right from the heart of my bottom!
by badpenny
Tue Feb 13, 2024 4:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Buckley kicker question
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Buckley kicker question

It could.
They do tend to operate efficiently when in the same plane as the original.
If however that solves the problem, it tells you it's not heavy enough gauge as it shouldn't have bent in the first place.

Give it a try and tell us how it goes.
BP :cool:
by badpenny
Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:46 pm
Forum: PennyMachines Market
Topic: Jentzsch & Meerz Airship Profit Sharer for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Jentzsch & Meerz Airship Profit Sharer for sale

That's a good price "Brianh"
Just a thought, it might help if you give a clue where it's situated.

Best of luck
BP :cool:
by badpenny
Sun Feb 11, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: We're pampering to the minority ...
Replies: 5
Views: 324

We're pampering to the minority ...

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by badpenny
Thu Feb 08, 2024 3:16 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Pete Barson wall machine identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Pete Barson wall machine identified

He lost one, it was stolen.
It's probably sitting, unreognised in a collection or arcade somewhere.

BP
by badpenny
Thu Feb 08, 2024 12:46 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Pete Barson wall machine identified
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Re: Can anyone ID this machine?

Really important to see a summary like that, I had forgotten some of those names (both people and machines)
by badpenny
Wed Feb 07, 2024 3:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: B Firman & Co. products
Replies: 128
Views: 63313

Re: B Firman & Co. products

Ooh! I wonder what's with the coin slot thingy above the head & wings?
by badpenny
Sun Feb 04, 2024 10:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trouble with Aristocrat reels not releasing
Replies: 23
Views: 1226

Re: Trouble with Aristocrat reels not releasing

:HaHa: A hobby I have often considered myself TF. Usually when I'm half way in transit on a flight of stairs, elbows trembling and knees akimbo. I find my immediate thoughts wondering if the front door at the bottom will be strong enough to stop the passage of a Sega Continental in the process of ma...
by badpenny
Sun Feb 04, 2024 7:33 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trouble with Aristocrat reels not releasing
Replies: 23
Views: 1226

Re: Trouble with Aristocrat reels not releasing

In that case, it'll never cycle as I already said. Without the round thing on top of the rear V section supported on top the vertical fingers won't retract enough so the discs and reels will be locked. I'm not sure I agree with TF concerning the distance not increasing the height lifted. Adjusting t...
by badpenny
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Trouble with Aristocrat reels not releasing
Replies: 23
Views: 1226

Re: Trouble with Aristocrat reels not releasing

It'll be the Dog & Anvil. Slacken the retaining bolt on the anvil and tap it closer to the dog. That will enable it to engage with the dog sooner and be tilted further back which in turn will push the vertical finger reset bar to its limit. Clearing the fingers from the discs, allowing the reels...
by badpenny
Fri Feb 02, 2024 2:54 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

Yes, you're right brigham. It's the same cheat that The Horse's Head utilises on alternative games to leave the B O N U S letters vulnerable. The Hi-top BONUS had no switch over cam so it was a true 1x20 stop. I've heard this last ditch attempt to legitimise its reputation was too late, even with Wo...
by badpenny
Thu Feb 01, 2024 11:20 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

Desirable machine bp, and a good looker (Futurity that is). You post some nice pics and tempt us as to what this machine is supposed to do and intimate that they lived up to the ubiquitous shadey reputation of the slot world, but have you reached ten plays without a win of any kind yet ! :!?!: Come...
by badpenny
Thu Feb 01, 2024 11:14 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

Very nice J, very nice indeed. Although I'm not really much of a bandit man, certainly not so much as I once was, the Futurity is one machine that I would love to own. And you say you just happened to arrive back with it when returning from Coventry? Well, I've been to Coventry on quite a few occas...
by badpenny
Wed Jan 31, 2024 9:14 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

Mills Futurity 5c Just over a year ago I attended a funeral in Coventry. My first Father in Law. Then just before Christmas I went to a second funeral in Coventry, this time it was my first Mother in Law's second husband. So that'd be my Step Father in Law. Finally two weeks later on New Year's Eve...
by badpenny
Tue Jan 30, 2024 2:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Machine Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Machine Conversions

The change of gambling laws was mid 60s and decimalisation was early 70s.
BP %|%
by badpenny
Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:31 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Machine Conversions
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: Machine Conversions

Certainly at the time of decimalisation the general attitude to it was that it was a rip-off. At first many operators did the easy conversion, 1d to 2np being similar sized coins. However that was a price increase of nearly 600%. Whereas 1d to 1np (still more than double value increase) was a radica...
by badpenny
Fri Jan 26, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Inland courier services
Replies: 70
Views: 7133

Re: Can anyone recommend a Nationwide trustworthy Courier

Oh dear, we're back at square one then.