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by chris rideout
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Cleaning old pennies
Replies: 5
Views: 367

Re: Cleaning old pennies

pennymachines wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:35 pm
And the cola tastes better afterwards. !SLURP!
Stockwells Cola at Tesco Metro is only 17p for a 2 litre bottle. (Happy slurping!) :D
by chris rideout
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...
Replies: 17
Views: 2378

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

Just to make it even more random, Mills jackpots were adjustable as to the number of coins they hold, giving the operator another way to increase the profits. :!?!: Likewise the Sega jackpots. The adjustment was made by screwing in or out the back plate but you had to take the jackpot out to do it!
by chris rideout
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Arade of working models at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
Replies: 20
Views: 5589

Re: Arade of working models at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard

There was a laughing sailor at South Parade Pier in the 1960s. I think it spent some time at a retro arcade in Ocean Village, Southampton. Could this be the same one? Another collection of vintage machines can be found at Bursledon Brickworks Museum which is located at Swanwick. They work on old pe...
by chris rideout
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Reproducing foil allwin Win Lose labels
Replies: 6
Views: 1569

Re: Reproducing foil allwin Win Lose labels

The usual problem with printed colours is that the inks don't fade at the same speed. Yellow fades fastest while magenta only fades slightly. Cyan in most cases seems to be immune from fading. Look in shop windows at displays that have been there for months and you will notice a blue tint caused by...
by chris rideout
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega Bell Slot Lucky Devil Restoration
Replies: 68
Views: 14420

Re: Sega Bell Slot Lucky Devil Restoration

What a pity that the camera operator kept swaying from side to side between the machines! As soon as one machine was played, the camera drifted away and showed the other one. Try again, please!
by chris rideout
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 1416

Re: Bally Gold Award

*update* So I found pre 1992 coins and all get accepted and then the game light shows but still can't pull on the arm unless I click the solenoid myself. Sounds like the solenoid is playing up. Check the feed wire to that solenoid. Also, if you have a circuit diagram, check everything possible rega...
by chris rideout
Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rust removal with vinegar
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Rust removal with vinegar

Correct! It comes out looking like WD 40 but does not have the same properties. Why can't he water the potted plants instead?
by chris rideout
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Fixing large coin escalator problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1741

Re: Fixing large coin escalator problems

My Sega is a Progressive Star with a Shefras escalator. This has been almost faultless ever since it has been in the machine. The only problems I had were: (1) Spitting out good coins. Cure: I very slightly bent the hinged part which opens and drops a coin if there is one stuck in the rejector. It ...
by chris rideout
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Rust removal with vinegar
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Rust removal with vinegar

Time for me to try this. I have a bit of corrosion on my Sega Progressive where, owing to the lack of space, it had spent a few months in the bathroom. A certain dog of mine had treated the winnings tray as a lamp post! The machine has been covered with a nylon sheet and is awaiting the arrival of ...
by chris rideout
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Reel spin issue
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

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...