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by chris rideout
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Reel spin issue
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Reel spin issue

Can anyone advise on any method of adjustment? I’m comparing it with a genuine Mills mech and cannot work out why one retracts fully while the other does not. I recall a similar problem when I lived on the Isle of Wight and collecting old bandits was in its infancy (mid 1970s). The stepped link arm...
by chris rideout
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...
Replies: 12
Views: 1463

Re: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...

There was just a solitary jackpot on most of the Jennings machines. The most frequent wins were: Cherry Cherry Any (pays 5) Cherry Bar Any (pays 5) Bar Bar Any (pays 5) Bar Cherry Any (pays 5) Cherry Any Any (pays 3) Bar Any Any (pays 3) Now look at the Oranges/Plums/Bells... Mean! I think the over...
by chris rideout
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award payout problem
Replies: 11
Views: 2758

Re: Bally Gold Award payout problem

... But one problem that can stop payouts is the connector block at the back of the reels. If that is loose, it can stop functions operating correctly. Part of mine is missing a guide and it does stop holds from working and sometimes I get a win but it doesn’t recognise the payout. There were modif...
by chris rideout
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills Bell O Matic questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1884

Re: Mills Bell o Matic Questions

Looks nice and original, but not sure reels strips are right with 7’s and Melons on Those reels might have come out of a Mills EJ triple 7. In fact, the whole reel mechanism could have come from another Mills machine. First reel shows a melon on the payline but the award card does not appear to sho...
by chris rideout
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega Progressive Star artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: Sega Progressive Star artwork

Hello, radiochrissie. I notice that you are very lucky to have the meter in the machine. Mine had been covered up with body filler that took all day to chip off. There was a connecter between the coin escalator and the meter but that was missing because it was not compatible with the Shefras 5p (sh...
by chris rideout
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega Progressive Star artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 2126

Re: Sega Progressive Star artwork

Hi Hope this is better than you have, could do with a bit of touching up. Sega Progressive Star topbox graphic in Resources - Site Admin. Most of the Progressive Star machines disappeared in the early 1970s because the 3 stars was a non-payout award from the machine. The law was changed to the effe...
by chris rideout
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega Progressive Star coin meter
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Re: Sega Progressive Star coin meter

There has to be a way to reset that. So, if by chance it hit 9999 and jackpot happens that is 2 and a half quid plus 249 quid old money hand pay, a small fortune in the day. No doubt the owners would regularly nobble this cause quite a risky payout for them. Also having a guess, i think this machin...
by chris rideout
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega Progressive Star coin meter
Replies: 9
Views: 1841

Re: Sega Progressive Star coin meter

On my Progressive, the 3 melons or 3 bars pay the jackpot (originally about 140 sixpences, then after 1970 converted to shillings and paying about 100 coins). The 3 stars paid "100 coins plus meter reading" but they actually paid nothing. The winner had to shout to the bar staff to come over and ve...
by chris rideout
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Unusual Aristocrat Olympic four reeler
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

Re: Unusual Aristocrat Olympic four reeler

The 4 reel Aristocrat that I remember was called the Quadreel and appeared during the summer of 1974. At the time, there was a surge in 4 reel machines but most of them were electric with hold buttons. Bally also had a few 4 reel electro mechanical machines at the time. Not long afterwards, Aristoc...
by chris rideout
Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jennings Governor Tic Tac Toe reel strips
Replies: 39
Views: 6722

Re: Jennings Governor Tic Tac Toe reel strips

The "TIC" and possibly the orange looked real enough but the cherry/plum/bell/lemon look like Sega symbols to me!