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by ybot
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:15 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 28
Views: 10974

Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

This is the broken part.
by ybot
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:34 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 28
Views: 10974

Re: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

So I have worked out why this machine will not cycle over. If you're looking from the back of the mech on the left hand side there is a right angle bracket that pushes 6 or so arms that seem to release the wheels so that they spin. This bracket has a large crack running through it and is sitting at ...
by ybot
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:59 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 28
Views: 10974

Re: Can anyone tell the brand/make of this Australian bandit

Thanks for that. Is there any sort of mechnical guide to these or anything like that? Parts guide or service manual? It's not working and I can see where the parts lock like they may be missing or broken but really know nothing yet. Or would that book have some info?
by ybot
Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 28
Views: 10974

Re: Can anyone tell the brand/make of this Australian bandit

Here are a few snaps of the internals of this guy. Had a bit of a squizz last night and there seems to be some snapped springs and stuff. I cannot believe how cool this thing is inside, like a robot. When I was a kid I would have loved to see inside one of these. Guess nothing has changed. Reminds m...
by ybot
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 28
Views: 10974

Re: Can anyone tell me the brand/make of this bandit?

pennymachines wrote:Yours appears to be from the same stable as the Sapphire (shown here).
This machine is very similar. I've been searching online for a day or so now and haven't come across anything this close. lol This is just what I need - another hobby/collection.
by ybot
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 28
Views: 10974

Re: Can anyone tell the brand/make of this Australian bandit

Cheers for the replies guys. I'll get a few snaps tonight of the inside. It all seems to be there and there is a serial stamped on the inside of the slide in mechanism. I'm glad she will run on the 10c piece. When I pull the arm I can see a black (almost) propeller spin and a few cogs moving, but th...
by ybot
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified
Replies: 28
Views: 10974

Sapphire (Apex Amusements) bandit identified

Hello, I was moving house on the weekend and found this one arm bandit machine in a lady's carport. I asked her about it and she gave it to us for free. I've always wanted one as a talking piece to put in my studio and now I have one. I think it needs some tlc but it can go in line with the vintage ...