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by brigham
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: The old Exploding Key trick!!
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: The old Exploding Key trick!!

Matches are dangerous; they can catch fire.
They should sell them without the red bit on the end; same as they've done with sweet cigarettes.
Much safer all round.
by brigham
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega reel strip number????
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Sega reel strip number????

It's certainly got blanked-off holes, but the extra symbols look to be oranges, not lemons, which is odd.
I'd clear away all those 'stuck-over' symbols, and see what's beneath.
by brigham
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Sega reel strip number????
Replies: 12
Views: 395

Re: Sega reel strip number????

Are there still Melons on the reels?
As far as I remember, the Melons drop the jackpot, same as the Bars.
Look for extra Lemons, if the Melons are missing.
Then it's just a matter of un-blanking the holes in the payout discs.
by brigham
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Bit of good news for once from ebay
Replies: 8
Views: 870

Re: Bit of good news for once from ebay

Selling things on here is a lot more informal, but doesn't quite reach as many possible customers.
(Although the QUALITY is better!)
by brigham
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Novelty Merchantman Crane
Replies: 56
Views: 8365

Re: Novelty Merchantman Crane

The background scene really sets the whole thing off. I mostly remember seeing them with a faded backboard, or just painted or wallpapered over. Mine has 1" mirror tiles, which I've seen before on British-operated examples. It gives a good impression of 'more swag', so I'm leaving it alone. My cabin...
by brigham
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Little Stockbroker
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Little Stockbroker

The disc APPEARS to spin further than it actually does, when it's set up correctly. In reality, it moves only a few spaces. (Can't remember how many).
You need to be thinking VERY clearly to set these up.
Are they both Stockbrokers? I'd love a 'CRICKETERS' conversion.
by brigham
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Elephant House Auctions
Replies: 1156
Views: 157151

Re: Elephant House Auctions

I only know motor auctions, but we generally set the first bid from the floor. The auctioneer asks "What have we got", and someone signals a derisory amount (two or three hundred quid, on a book price of a grand). It leads to quick-fire bidding, and, if it stalls AFTER the reserve is reached, we are...
by brigham
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Elephant House Auctions
Replies: 1156
Views: 157151

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Those are either 'off-the-wall' bids, or floor bids by the item's owner.
You generally have a fee to pay if you buy your own item!
by brigham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Elephant House Auctions
Replies: 1156
Views: 157151

Re: Elephant House Auctions

I'd certainly have had the pre-flipper pintable. I was offered 16 random examples for 3 grand last year, delivered! Where to put them was the problem. I certainly missed out there. As for bandits, the PACE was a bargain. Anyone know why the Firman brought £950, but the 'real thing' two lots later we...
by brigham
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 233
Views: 29952

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

Well, I thankfully got outbid!
A good rule is 'don't bid until you've studied ALL of the pictures'. It looked quite good in the first two.
Is the new owner on here? Perhaps it isn't totally hopeless after all.
I bought the TELSTAR instead. Further report coming once I've opened the box.