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by wembleylion
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?
Replies: 12
Views: 691

Re: What were the very first electrical slot-machines that weren't shockers?

This from the Rock-Ola Store in America In 1890 Louis Glass and William S Arnold modified an Edison Class M Electric Phonograph with a coin mechanism, making it the world’s first nickel in the slot phonograph. It had no speakers; patrons had to listen to the music using one of four listening tubes....
by wembleylion
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Game ideas
Replies: 19
Views: 1390

Re: Game ideas

Re, The sequence memory game suggestions.
There are some light up memory games that you could probably strip the guts out of and extend the wiring to suit your telephone exchange. Simon Says and Tap-It might be useful donors of parts.
by wembleylion
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Future episode of "The Repair shop"
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Future episode of "The Repair shop"

Brilliant! Wish I had had one when I was a kid. !!THUMBSX2!!
by wembleylion
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Groetchen Pikes Peak
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Groetchen Pikes Peak

geordie55 This link may be helpful to find your thread size. I'm sure we are all familiar with the American UNC and UNF threads in imperial sizes but this thread range extends far beyond the threads that are commonly used in the UK. This link to the full list of threads may be helpful. Some America...
by wembleylion
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: ABT Target Skill restore
Replies: 16
Views: 3689

Re: ABT Target Skill restore

And here is another one but with a different target setup.

by wembleylion
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Birnbeck pier Weston-super-mare
Replies: 6
Views: 4193

Re: Birnbeck pier Weston-super-mare

Brilliant news BP, lets hope it all works out this time. The previous plan, by the private owners, was to build retail and housing on the land adjacent to the approach road, the rents from which, would support maintenance of the pier section but the initial repairs were reliant on Lottery funding. ...
by wembleylion
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Do we have a Facebook group?
Replies: 12
Views: 2845

Re: Do we have a Facebook group

Facebook, please Mr P don't do it. It will be the downfall of this brilliant site as it has with many others.
John
by wembleylion
Mon May 11, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: J & M Triomphe + Schülke Loreley shooters
Replies: 9
Views: 2863

Re: Early shooter by New Polyphon

Interesting machine but why the complexity of the token when just ringing the bell and returning the coin would be so much simpler? I guess this is because there is extra profit to be made if the token is of less value than the coin. The winning coin runs down the chute to free the pull slide for d...
by wembleylion
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Tumbling-in
Replies: 15
Views: 6019

Re: Tumbling-in

Hi Pete, Somehow, I don't think your supplier is selling you Polycarbonate. I have used and machined Lexan for many, many years, including cutting 19" diameter discs 8mm thick on a metalworking lathe, without any problems. Yes, Some suppliers just don't want small order customers or they want ...
by wembleylion
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Tumbling-in
Replies: 15
Views: 6019

Re: Tumbling-in

Great looking machine, well done **xXx** Quote; luckystar said.--- The first one I painted up, drilled the centre hole - this cracked the circle in half. Some of the plastic would not drill right. I even used a hot nail to start the hole off. I completed one circle with all the pins painted and it ...