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by bugdust
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bradley Challenger Screw Replacements?
Replies: 0
Views: 508

Bradley Challenger Screw Replacements?

Does anyone happen to know whether an early-ish Bradley Challenger would have used Whitworth or UNC threaded screws? I'm looking to replace some missing ones (mostly the ones used to pin the coin chutes to the frame) and struggling to match anything with the few well-worn originals left in my curren...
by bugdust
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!

Erm..yes, kind of! My vantage point was a little closer than I had expected as I won the bugger! In fairness, it went for considerably less than the previous one I'd bought on ebay a couple of years ago....and this one actually works! The missing piece (which, of course, is present on this one, and ...
by bugdust
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!

That's kind gentlemen. I notice there's a similar aged one lurking in next weeks Elephant House Auctions. Assuming it will sail past my budget fairly quickly, I might get up there early and get a sneaky peek inside! I'm starting to think that the metal block missing from the lower spline on mine my ...
by bugdust
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Brenner "Past The Arrow" Problems!

Good evening everyone. Wondered if anyone could shed some light on the following.. Bought the above in a partially dismantled condition and, following a strip down, clean and rebuild, I'm 99% there....but, although the mechanism works if the working bar is manoeuvred manually, something is very wron...
by bugdust
Sat May 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

Re: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic

A veritable cornucopia of manufacturing vagaries! For my own renovation project I think I'll stick to the green baize back flash and Pennymachines' later mirrored pediment! I just don't think the resources are there to be 100% accurate on a machine with so little original features left for guidance....
by bugdust
Fri May 11, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

Re: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic

Excellent!
Well, curiouser and curiouser!
Presumably, the paper discs may have been replaced by cellulose ones at around the same post-war period as the felt backflashes were being replaced by the same kind of material.
by bugdust
Fri May 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

Re: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic

Brilliant! Thanks for all your help..I'll post a couple of snaps when I've finished her!
by bugdust
Fri May 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic
Replies: 11
Views: 3657

Re: BMCo. "Wizard" pediment graphic

Hi Pennymachines, sent you a PM re. the above, did you get it?
by bugdust
Thu May 10, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jennings Governor plating
Replies: 28
Views: 6385

Re: Jennings Governor plating

coppinpr wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 7:31 am
There's no plate like chrome.
how true..after all "chrome is where the heart is" :D
"Show me the way to go chrome" %|%
by bugdust
Thu May 10, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jennings Governor plating
Replies: 28
Views: 6385

Re: Jennings Governor plating

I accept what Treefrog says, in that, £500 is indeed a hefty sum to pay for re-chroming a Jennings (especially if you can acquire one in good condition for that sum!) but it remains ultimately a personal choice. In my case, the machine was obtained at a very low price due to the poor condition of th...