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by moonriver
Tue Feb 20, 2024 11:32 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!

very good
by moonriver
Sat Feb 10, 2024 9:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Reintroduction
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: reintroduction

Welcome back Richard. We've bought bits and pieces from each other over the years for '80s machines.

Ballys and associated conversions are just about old enough for us here! :HaHa:
by moonriver
Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:37 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Fruite Whirle
Replies: 12
Views: 2274

Re: Fruite Whirle

The standard of machines in the video start off so well, and then go completely downhill. :HaHa:
by moonriver
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2535

Re: Confused Puppet Show?

If you're going to reinstate the solenoid pull for the tall clown, then putting small lightweight springs (inline) on each string will reduce the sudden jerk and prevent the puppet falling apart in the longterm.
by moonriver
Sat Feb 03, 2024 6:13 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Harpoon or Shaft ???
Replies: 24
Views: 1671

Re: Harpoon or Shaft ???

I think Gameswat has put into words what a lot of us had been thinking for some time and maybe bit our tongues because of your advanced years Roger. It's good that you're here, but we don't need 'tasks' setting all the time, because the questions you ask you don't really appear to be interested in g...
by moonriver
Fri Feb 02, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2535

Re: Confused Puppet Show?

Super job on the ride by the way!
by moonriver
Fri Feb 02, 2024 6:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2535

Re: Confused Puppet Show?

Having seen your better photos, I'm inclined to steer away from thinking Hillcrest as a maker. The cabinet is completely different from theirs by way of dimensions and how everything is set out. The glove puppets and piano were a red herring as just put in there to make the sale. The cabinet trim wa...
by moonriver
Wed Jan 31, 2024 1:08 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2535

Re: Confused Puppet Show?

The Sooty shows are Mayfield. As you point out there are some similar characteristics between the Hillcrest machines and cjfenny's, (cabinet edge trim, piano, etc). The Hillcrest machines have various cord pulls up to the puppets from one long horizontal pole in the base that rotates from a motor an...
by moonriver
Tue Jan 30, 2024 5:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2535

Re: Confused Puppet Show?

Ah, but the last two are not by Hillcrest
by moonriver
Sun Jan 28, 2024 6:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2535

Re: Confused Puppet Show?


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Hillcrest puppet show with all of the Sooty characters
by moonriver
Sun Jan 28, 2024 1:12 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2535

Re: Confused Puppet Show?

I looked at the many photos and passed on this one. I'm afraid this has been right royally messed up after such a long time left in damp storage that the chipboard case has absorbed so much damp the cabinet has slumped under its own weight at either side of the stand, and that really takes some long...
by moonriver
Sun Jan 07, 2024 9:18 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: A really Sad Story
Replies: 22
Views: 1668

Re: A really Sad Story

Really fabulous restoration work, it's a great shame you're the other side of the world!
by moonriver
Fri Nov 03, 2023 5:28 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: GIRLS and FLEAS
Replies: 27
Views: 8069

Re: GIRLS and FLEAS

:lol:
by moonriver
Wed Oct 04, 2023 1:54 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: McTear's Auction 11th October
Replies: 2
Views: 708

Re: McTear's Auction 11th October

I see the same butchered Fortune Teller that sold at EH
by moonriver
Sat Sep 30, 2023 10:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Peerless Product Pharaoh Working Model
Replies: 11
Views: 1402

Re: Peerless Product Pharaoh Working Model

I remember when we were all stood around the machine at the Nobles auction. It looked nice. There was no power at the venue but we were pulling the cords for the movements and talking about how few there were. Unusual for a Bolland. Some of the Pharaohs have the coffin lid opening on its own and jus...
by moonriver
Sat Sep 30, 2023 8:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Peerless Product Pharaoh Working Model
Replies: 11
Views: 1402

Re: Peerless Product Pharaoh Working Model

There was another sold at Morphys a few years ago with a Peerless marque that came from Marvin's, rather worse for wear in a dexion racking 'cage' to hold the case together. A Miser I think? Anyway, this Bolland (not Tom Boland as they state), is the poor relation of the tomb models in that it has t...
by moonriver
Thu Sep 28, 2023 6:36 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: OH, for the "good old days"
Replies: 4
Views: 788

Re: OH, for the "good old days"

A lot has changed since Morphys were in Vegas. So many of the super rich collectors have either died, or split up their collections and sold. Hopefully your auction sales stuff will be listed before those that you want to buy. It's always satisfying that way round I find. I would have gone if I coul...
by moonriver
Fri Sep 08, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Retro amusement arcade, Tokyo
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Retro amusement arcade, Tokyo

I like the Elephant game!
by moonriver
Fri Sep 08, 2023 7:42 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Argyle fortune teller
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Argyle fortune teller

It's all smoke and mirrors nonsense. Put together and added by one of those arty Southern dealers who like to add a few zeros
by moonriver
Sat Sep 02, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Supermatch made safe...
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Supermatch made safe...

excellent job!