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by rattitude
Thu May 20, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'
Replies: 42
Views: 14657

Honest Joe restoration finally done!

("Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'" topic merged with "Honest Joe restoration finally done!" - Site Admin.) It's Honest Joe! 24 winning cups, and 1 losing cup-- you can't lose (or can you? I wonder...). Life is in another cycle of hectic fun, leaving me little time to work on ...
by rattitude
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'
Replies: 42
Views: 14657

Re: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'

And another question, if you all would be so kind...
The bumper/plunger thingy that hits the ball-- is it supposed to be just steel on the tip, or should it have a layer of brass, rubber, or something else?
Thanks!
by rattitude
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'
Replies: 42
Views: 14657

Re: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'

Some UK (and presumably US) garden centres sell flexible transparent plastic for constructing cloches, poly-tunnels etc. It comes on a roll in two thicknesses and offers the advantage of UV protecting your paperwork (with a very slight blue tint - unnoticeable in use). Thanks for the resource info....
by rattitude
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'
Replies: 42
Views: 14657

Re: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'

John T. Peterson wrote:My goodness, Mr. Rattitude, what marvelous work! If you need another career as an allwin restorer, you're already on the road to success. Well done, Sir; well done indeed!

J Peterson
Your American admirer
From one American to another, thank you. I'm flattered.
by rattitude
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Homemade Allwin payout mechanism
Replies: 10
Views: 11630

Re: Homemade Allwin payout mechanism

Thanks for all the feedback. I simply could not have built this without all of the help I received here. It was such a fun part of the project that several other ongoing projects had to wait in the wings. The tube is standard 1.5" OD aluminum tubing. The OD is larger than an original because I ...
by rattitude
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:34 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Homemade Allwin payout mechanism
Replies: 10
Views: 11630

Homemade Allwin payout mechanism

Because my precious Allwin was missing its payout mechanism, I had to make my own.
Ta-da! %|%
You'll see that I melted the aluminium coin hopper with my semi-inept brazing skills, but here it is.
Works like a charm.
The first picture is an original that I used as a model.
by rattitude
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'
Replies: 42
Views: 14657

Re: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'

Hey there! I finally finished my payout mechanism for this machine (see Homemade Allwin payout mechanism - Site Admin) . 15 minutes here, a few minutes there... With all the variation in penny thickness ranging over 70 years in age, plus the 1 coin payout design, it had to be milled to very tight to...
by rattitude
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:38 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'
Replies: 42
Views: 14657

Re: What's proper/typical payout for 24 cup Allwin?

Thanks.
But... where's the fun in that? You would win nothing but your coin back then. Seems like a naughty ripoff :D
by rattitude
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:33 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'
Replies: 42
Views: 14657

What's proper/typical payout for 24 cup Allwin?

"Newby buys Allwin. Needs help!" thread merged with "What's proper/typical payout for 24 cup Allwin?" - Site Admin. Please excuse my ignorance. Being from the US I never get to see these machines in person and didn't grow up with them. :NBG: Is the typical payout for a 24 winnin...
by rattitude
Fri Apr 09, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Newby needs help with 'Honest Joe'
Replies: 42
Views: 14657

Re: Newby buys Allwin. Needs help!

Thanks so much for ripping back into your machine and taking all those measurements. It is a great help. I'll try and do you proud on the reproduction. I jumped the gun and bought materials earlier today. My only mistake was the tube, which has a larger inner diameter than this. I'm quite surprised ...