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by gameswat
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"
Replies: 36
Views: 6401

Re: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"

Awesome PM, thank you!
by gameswat
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!

JP, did you bug that incomplete Ball Past the Arrow you sold me with a tiny camera or something!? :o Because I just happen to have both my examples apart on the workbench as I write awaiting new artwork from the printers! Sadly for Bugdust both are the later models with totally different mechs and I...
by gameswat
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Mills "Wizard" alloy corrosion removal
Replies: 13
Views: 1454

Re: Mills "Wizard" alloy corrosion removal

You had a lot of patience. proof that patience Funnily enough I don't think I have a lot of patience.....which is partly why I've learnt to restore as many things as possible myself because I hate waiting for others. I'm no team player that's for sure. I also use a lot processes that set and dry re...
by gameswat
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: What`s Cooking?
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: What`s Cooking?

Somewhere I once had a cabinet with an electric element spiral branded into the wood base. :NBG:
by gameswat
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19
Replies: 48
Views: 2734

Re: Peter Wilson Sale: 18/07/19

That Wonders backflash looks like 1970s era artwork to me, when Victoriana was huge. Better than many remakes I've seen, but completely out of time with the '50s machine, so I'm no fan. I doubt it will create a bidding war of any kind as I'm sure most people would want to restore it back to a Wonder...
by gameswat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Bolland's Automatic Amusement Machines catalogue
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: Bolland's Automatic Amusement Machines catalogue

Thank you PM, I'd only ever seen the cover pages of this catalogue until now. That was in the Costa book back in 1988! !OMFG!
by gameswat
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat Kingsway, Tic Tac Toe - or something else?
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Aristocrat Kingsway, Tic Tac Toe - or something else?

TF, I've done quite a few and don't remember any of them being an issue, but having said that it's not a job that meant anything to me so I'm now vague about it...... :!?!: Thinking about it I must've fitted well over a thousand locks to machines so that probably makes me pretty blase to the intrica...
by gameswat
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat Kingsway, Tic Tac Toe - or something else?
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

Re: Aristocrat Kingsway, Tic Tac Toe - or something else?

The simple way is just to forget the original locking system for now and use a single lock in the bottom hole. I've done this for customers numerous times because even though I'm in Aust I've never come across any of those parts spare. Just means either customizing or making a new latch for the lock...
by gameswat
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Unusual 1920s Mills machine
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Unusual 1920s Mills machine

Ah, I just noticed the two cast bars between the reels, so then the top casting probably is from a Poinsettia after all! :o
by gameswat
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Unusual 1920s Mills machine
Replies: 19
Views: 797

Re: Unusual 1920s Mills machine

I imagine this is a mid to late 1920s Operator Bell. Slightly earlier models had an open award card but also a square slug checking window under the coin entry. Later they used an oval slug checking window like yours and a divided score card. They probably just cut out that score card division when ...