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by badpenny
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What the Butler Saw - info please
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: What the butler saw - info please

Where'd you find that photo of my Godmother? !PUZZLED!
by badpenny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Super Challenger restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 2019

Re: Super Challenger restoration

Use two or three in parallel.
Or a very long one doubled up.
by badpenny
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta lock picking
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Exacta lock picking

The Zeiss have very thin apertures. Making them difficult to access.
I've not found a professional locksmith remotely interested in tackling one. Which tells you a lot.

That of course doesn't mean it's not possible.

BP :cool:
PS ... any chance of easing the back panel off?
by badpenny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat not paying
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Aristocrat not paying

Is that on any pay out? Force wins by stopping the clock and check all the combinations that win. Starting with cherries work your way up and tell if any work. Also..... You should hear 5 clicks on run down. 1 First reel stop 2 Second reel stop 3 Third reel stop 4 Vertical fingers release 5 Slide bu...
by badpenny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat not paying
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Aristocrat not paying

Those are called the horizontal fingers. When you get a winning combination, another set of fingers above those (vertical fingers) slide into holes in the three discs that are attached to the end of the reels. Because the vertical fingers are pivoted in the middle, when they slide into the discs the...
by badpenny
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Super Challenger restoration
Replies: 23
Views: 2019

Re: Super Challenger restoration

As a child did you play with Mamod Steam Engines? They use looped springs as drive belts. One end is tapered so you can twist it securely into the other end. They can still be purchased https://www.mamodonline.co.uk/index.php?_route_=mamod-spares So long as you cut the non tapered end of the spring ...
by badpenny
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills penny machine - info
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Mills penny machine - info

Hi rayklann Welcome on board and to the hobby. I too confirm the mixed pedigree of your machine. It was quite common 60 years ago for small arcades and fairground operators to embellish/modernise their machines for the new season by sticking all sorts of alien badges and signs on the front. A common...
by badpenny
Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry or Collectors auction
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: Coventry or Collectors auction

I agree totally with you TF, "life has to move on and we need to live with not against the virus." However I don't think we're there yet, and neither is it our decision to make. All the while we keep bouncing between hopeful news and good predictions then back into doom and gloom, the less...
by badpenny
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry or Collectors auction
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: Coventry or Collectors auction

That's only my opinion TF. Soon one weekend, I may end up sitting on my own at home while it's all going on in Coventry and/or Derby. JC and/or MH might suddenly announce they're intentions and put me to shame. One of you guys may decide to do something. I fear this situation could well keep bouncin...
by badpenny
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry or Collectors auction
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: Coventry or Collectors auction

My view. Until people are allowed to enter pubs and public places, I don't fancy trying to hold an auction outside in a car park. Fair enough we are being told there is a road map showing dates for the next stages, but the last year and a bit has taught me about counting chickens from unhatched eggs...