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by mr merrivale
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The Late Maurice Felce
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: The Late Maurice Felce

Shirley and myself remember Maurice and Pat as part of our collecting and operating world since I started collecting machines in the late 1980s. They were both always there for a catch up and knowledge about the machines. We last saw Maurice and Pat when they came over on holiday and visited our Gre...
by mr merrivale
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners
Replies: 25
Views: 1419

Re: Sparing a thought for the amusement arcade owners

Well said moonriver. Jerry has run a stand alone arcade though thick and thin and we all should thank him.
I have operated vintage machines from humble beginnings back in 1989 with just one Allwin Delux to now running two sites which are both part of larger attraction.
Thanks Jerry
Peter
by mr merrivale
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Streets Wheel Em In identified
Replies: 56
Views: 22478

Re: Streets Wheel Em In identified

I would like to put another machine in the mix, it is a Prospector and works very much like wheel em in etc. It is a very popular machine but you do have to fill the payout tubes yourself which is a daily job when you're busy. I have just had it in the workshop and finally got the belt running at th...
by mr merrivale
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Saleroom roundups
Replies: 82
Views: 32796

Re: Saleroom roundups

Well the prices at the moment are very strange when you look at how low the prices at the Canterbury auction were.
And how high some were and how low some were at the EH. We shall see.
Here's to 2020 sale season.
by mr merrivale
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Merrivale Old penny arcades
Replies: 16
Views: 4745

Re: Merrivale Old penny arcades

Yes converted some 25 years ago.
by mr merrivale
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Merrivale Old penny arcades
Replies: 16
Views: 4745

Re: Merrivale Old penny arcades

Hi
Yes both arcades are on old penny.
No 1 arcade at Great Yarmouth has two machines on £1.00 play in the modern arcade next door. The machines are Sooty and Sweep puppet machine and the fortune teller.
by mr merrivale
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Merrivale Old penny arcades
Replies: 16
Views: 4745

Penny Arcades videos

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin. Hi All I have had a couple of requests for lists of my machines currently in use in my two arcade, so I thought I would put two videos on youtube showing no 1 and no 2 arcades. Please use happy viewing. penny arcade. great Yarmouth .Williamsons no 1 https://m.yout...
by mr merrivale
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Helicopter Race
Replies: 22
Views: 5980

Re: Helicopter Race

Hi Please find the wooden helicopters in racer as promised. Also I am not sure the plastic one are weighted, or the weight is just in the construction of the helicopter bracket? Tom - the switch for the fan is totally separate, being 240v to the low voltage win lights, but the light house is 240v - ...
by mr merrivale
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Helicopter Race
Replies: 22
Views: 5980

Re: Helicopter Race

Hi guys This is the original plastic helicopters. The switch is for the 240v fan but neither of my machines has a fan in any more. The light house lamp is wired to be on all the time but they did but a flasher unit in the lamp fitting then put the lamp in. The low voltage lights work off a small tra...
by mr merrivale
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Helicopter Race
Replies: 22
Views: 5980

Re: Helicopter Race

Hi Tom
The wooden ones are wrong. i have one with the plastic ones the same as many others and my other one has replacement wooden ones but found the remains of a plastic one in the machine .