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by moonriver
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Who can remember this fruit machine with mini pinball feature?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Who can remember this fruit machine with mini pinball feature?

I operated a rebuild version of one of these, which was housed in a dome top cabinet, the gimmick being if you won a higher award on the reels it would pay out and then on your next game allow you a genuine 50/50 chance in the small bagatelle feature, of a repeat win, by flicking the ball up and fal...
by moonriver
Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts

Dickywink: Yours is an interesting perspective, however I can assure you, after 30 years of owner operating both inland amusement arcades and adult gaming centres, our industry was not in decline, and my businesses were solvent. We had a diverse and innovative amusement industry, always going with t...
by moonriver
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Bryans Solo Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Bryans Solo Ride

probably still lethal!
by moonriver
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts

Well I waded through reading it all, and I can't find any reference to the part where in 2007 the bookmakers were given free rein to shaft the entire amusement industry as we have bitterly discussed at length here before. As a result the catastrophic decline of both coastal and inland amusement arca...
by moonriver
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: I'd like to know a little bit more about these two machines
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: I'd like to know a little bit more about these two machines

Yes, we operated the Head Ball at the Manchester Football Museum. It's an interesting concept but the game is over far too quickly usually only within several seconds. However it's far better than any of the footballers for taking money as the footballer machines look nice but the game can go on and...
by moonriver
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Penny arcade on TV
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Penny arcade on TV

well done! I like her little travel shows
by moonriver
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Electro-mechanical Wall Machines
Replies: 90
Views: 53695

Re: Electro-mechanical Wall Machines

treefrog wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:24 pm One ploy that could be used by crafty sellers at the Elephant is to get a mate to stick a wanted advert at a crazy price on the site and then list one for sale, would set the tone for value they would hope higher offers..
Damn :cry:
by moonriver
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Polo allwin
Replies: 8
Views: 3988

Re: Polo allwin

Hi charlieb and a warm welcome to the site, you will find much information here - just ask. As coppinps has mentioned, these machines are quite popular and many were made by Oliver Whales and also a company called Corteen who distributed them through a firm called Rufler and Walker. There was also ...
by moonriver
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Electro-mechanical Wall Machines
Replies: 90
Views: 53695

Re: Electro-mechanical Wall Machines

It has been posted on this thread twice before, but I wonder if the latest interest may relate to the ludicrous offer someone has made for one £1250 on the new Elephant site. Horses for courses. It's a hard machine to find if you want one. I guess there may be sentimental reasons why you may want t...
by moonriver
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: 30s Pinball
Replies: 22
Views: 11470

Re: 30s Pinball

special when lit wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:44 pm Lovely looking machine. Are they the original type balls?

I like them, they look good in the machine