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by brigham
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Fun at the Fair Nostalgic Machines restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 1861

Re: Fun at the Fair Nostalgic Machines restoration

I also have a 'Hole in One', seriously faded.
I wasn't going to bother with it, but I might just have a go, seeing how good they can look.
I suppose the front cover of a Doctor Who annual could be a suitable backflash.
by brigham
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pace Star twin jackpot conversion front identified
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Pace

So it's Jennings, then!
I couldn't find anything with that tiny slug window.
One of the less common machines. A refreshing change from the Mills conversions, which are legion.
by brigham
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Pace Star twin jackpot conversion front identified
Replies: 12
Views: 473

Re: Pace

I was looking at the whole machine, rather than just the front. That 'double jackpot' front was sold as an 'add-on' by Pace, to fit a '29 model Mills (like mine), and only afterwards offered on an all-Pace machine, which this appears to be. It was copied from a Rockola front, and itself copied by Fa...
by brigham
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Arade of working models at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
Replies: 18
Views: 3189

Re: Arade of working models at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard

Jolly Jack.
Place FOUR SHILLINGS in slot!
(My mum's old Aunt Elsie would have been lost for words!)
by brigham
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64

I don't have any diagrams for these machines, but, unlike the earlier 'uniselector' types, you don't need a diagram unless the original wiring has been tampered with. The wiring on these is to a very high standard, and I'm convinced that either Arthur Jamieson or Mr. Binns had GPO experience. It wou...
by brigham
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64

The variator motor turns at 5rpm. This is the left-hand motor in the inside photograph, the one between the odds adjuster and the main sequence controller. The speed of this variator will have no effect on the speed of the game. The right-hand motor controls the game length. It runs at 6rpm, and so ...
by brigham
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 36461

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

The TELSTAR is now up-and-running.
It wasn't a major job, once I'd got started. More of a re-commission than a restoration.
by brigham
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64
Replies: 15
Views: 932

Re: Jamieson’s Autofruit range 1962 - 64

What a superb selection of photographs. The Jamieson's machines were always my favourites at the time, and once I actually managed to OWN one, I started to appreciate the ingenuity which had been built into them. The 'AUTOFRUITS' I have are 'Autofruit', 'Royal Ascot', 'Top Ten', 'Lucky Throw' and ju...
by brigham
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: French rotary crane
Replies: 5
Views: 858

Re: Samson Arcade Crane

Isn't "Pont Transbordeur" French for "Transporter Bridge"?
by brigham
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Superior confection Gold Award Bell identified
Replies: 5
Views: 461

Re: really nice Fey bandit

The machine with everything.
Gold award, jackpot AND vender.