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by chris rideout
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bell-Fruit Gum Company: Fact or Fiction?
Replies: 32
Views: 15816

Re: Bell-Fruit Gum Company: Fact or Fiction?

The mind boggles OP......dancing to Simon Says whilst having sex !!! It would only take a few minor changes to the lyrics !OMFG! The first time I heard the song was indeed in 1968 at the Station Café opposite the rail station in Eastleigh. I was 16 years old and played a Bally Gold Award (2 pulls f...
by chris rideout
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: From The German .....
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: From The German .....

I have seen similar drivel appear on the TV subtitles. English is about 90% accurate, French is about 80% accurate but Welsh and German don't make much sense. Quite often the subtitles state: "They speak in their own language" or if you are lucky, you will see: "Translation" followed by your select...
by chris rideout
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

pennymachines wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:16 pm
You could post the PDF.
I copied the images above and zoomed them up to see the small details but there was no rear view. Unfortunately, the innards look different in several places so there must have been several improvements made in the post war years.
by chris rideout
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Coronavirus invades our hobby!
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Coronavirus invades our hobby!

Don't panic! I remember panic buying in 1974 when inflation was rising like a rocket. Some shop keepers would jack their prices up on certain groceries and tell the customers that "there's a shortage" and the next thing that happened would be an avalanche of shoppers clearing the shelves. This cunn...
by chris rideout
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Las Vegas bandit
Replies: 25
Views: 5963

Re: Las Vegas bandit

badpenny wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:51 pm
Your photo is of the dog and anvil.

BP !BOGROLL!
Is the dog piece upside down? Either it is or mine is! I thought the longest part was at the bottom.
by chris rideout
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many cherries?
Replies: 53
Views: 6793

Re: How many cherries?

Maybe I should have said "how many coins" are paid according to the cherries rather than "how many cherries" according to the coins paid out. Many machines had their awards "adjusted" and one way of finding out the original winning combinations would be to examine the reel tapes and suss out the aw...
by chris rideout
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: How many cherries?
Replies: 53
Views: 6793

Re: How many cherries?

If you were able to look at the reel tapes, it would usually give the game away.

On the 1st reel:
2 cherries = pay 3 coins. 3 cherries = pay 2 coins.
About 5 cherries = pays nothing unless the 2nd reel is also a cherry.

On the 2nd reel:
5 or 6 cherries = pays 5 or 4 coins respectively.
by chris rideout
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Las Vegas bandit
Replies: 25
Views: 5963

Re: Las Vegas bandit

I just found an old piece of aluminium at my work and remembered my machine needed the window surround. It’s a bit rough yet but looks much better for the moment till I will find an original. Lately there were not so many posts over here, so I think I need to contribute. Greetings. Your machine loo...
by chris rideout
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Sorry, can't paste an image from a PDF but I shall try and clarify. The adjustment is on the sliding link between the clock and the arm that releases the payout fingers. Owing to the age difference between the Jewel/High Top and the Roman Head, there might be some minor differences.
by chris rideout
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bottom of the Slots - The Hall of Shame
Replies: 106
Views: 28515

Re: Bottom of the Slots - The Hall of Shame

This appeared briefly a week ago, a working full size model for a vintage sort of slot machine. I use vintage in the truest sense as Franklin was Mint who made many and ghastly item I believe made this......someone snapped it up for £100 :o https://pennymachines.co.uk/Forum/download/file.php?id=285...