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by brigham
Fri Feb 23, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified
Replies: 11
Views: 4634

Re: AMECO Step Up To Mike/Fono Post identified

I remember the second one.

It was full of kids talking over each other, incoherently.

Some people clearly have no respect for half-a-crown.
by brigham
Tue Feb 20, 2024 6:18 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Fortune Teller Machine Finished!

Looks really good.
Did you build the cabinet, or use one from a left-over Bryan's Post Card Vendor?
Great result either way!
by brigham
Mon Feb 19, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Back to Night School
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Back to Night School

Reversing a DC motor by changing the input polarity only applies to permanent-magnet motors, usually found in Hornby train sets.
To reverse a 'proper' motor, you need to reverse the field connections OR the armature connections, but not both.
by brigham
Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Reintroduction
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: reintroduction

I went through a Bally 'phase' about ten years ago.
The only ones I have now are the PE Gold Award conversions.
They thankfully don't have the hopper payout!
by brigham
Wed Feb 14, 2024 10:48 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: We're pampering to the minority ...
Replies: 5
Views: 363

Re: We're pampering to the minority ...

These people have taken fanaticism to the point of insanity.

Their actual position is this: Galloper rides encourage people to think that riding horses is acceptable.

Well it is!
by brigham
Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:48 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Rotating escalator Aristocrat Tic Tac Toe
Replies: 51
Views: 8868

Re: Rotating escalator Aristocrat Tic Tac Toe

He will also supply you with a less hideous belly glass. I don't know which is worse; Fiesta or Carousel, but both make me feel ill just looking at them.
by brigham
Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:56 am
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels
Replies: 279
Views: 167959

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

My personal 'holy grail'.

(Among others!)
by brigham
Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:32 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Fruite Whirle
Replies: 12
Views: 2285

Re: Fruite Whirle

'Baloons' at 0:21 must be a rarity.
Among the new stuff at the end, 1:13, a blurred view of the 'helicopter versus the flying saucers' game I used to play in Smith's Arcade, Butlin's Filey.
JINGLE had one, years back, but it was £400...
by brigham
Wed Feb 07, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: B Firman & Co. products
Replies: 128
Views: 63355

Re: B Firman & Co. products

I was watching it on eBay, and completely failed to spot it as Firman's.
Must try harder. I love Firman machines.
by brigham
Wed Feb 07, 2024 8:51 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The EXAMINER
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: The EXAMINER

I would have been interested in buying it, as I have the two usual conversions, Cricketers and Buy British.

Shame about the deal-breaker mentioned in the advert...
by brigham
Tue Feb 06, 2024 5:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The EXAMINER
Replies: 3
Views: 330

The EXAMINER

Has anyone heard of The EXAMINER, a Little Stockbroker conversion with, seemingly, a different gameplay?
It's on eBay, with an even more fantastic price than the one which sold at the Elephant House last month, but without the hole hacked into the front.
by brigham
Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:57 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell-Fruit 500-600
Replies: 1
Views: 265

Re: Bell-Fruit 500-600

Looks at first like a re-glassed Action Line, except for the absence of the distinctive dual symbols.

Payout is electric, and seems to be all there. Does it make any sounds when you get a win? If not, it could be a simple blown fuse.
by brigham
Fri Feb 02, 2024 8:33 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: Quite a rare beasty - Mills Futurity

It's happened 3 times against exactly lots of times when 2 cherries popped up on either 5 or 10. What happens is you put in the coin, pull the handle and then magic happens. BP :!?!: Looking at the reel order, I'm guessing that this is a 2x10-stop mech., which changes over at games 5 and 10? You wo...
by brigham
Thu Feb 01, 2024 5:16 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Confused Puppet Show?
Replies: 34
Views: 2631

Re: Confused Puppet Show?

I've seen the Hand and Foot buttons on someting else...
by brigham
Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:59 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Nice row of cast iron machines
Replies: 23
Views: 4613

Re: Nice row of cast iron machines

Automatic photo booths became popular when the Working Man joined the Jet Set, and everyone needed a passport.
by brigham
Fri Jan 26, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Myers double Road Test
Replies: 11
Views: 1220

Re: Myers double Road Test

They only get away with knowing nothing because the viewers know even less.
by brigham
Thu Jan 25, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Bryans Hidden Treasure
Replies: 33
Views: 4954

Re: Bryans Hidden Treasure

It's Skill! It's Skill!
by brigham
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greeting from New Zealand
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Greeting from New Zealand

Are those the original reel symbols? When did these 'new style' symbols start to appear?
by brigham
Wed Jan 24, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills/Sega/Jennings Lucky Horseshoe/Devil/Chief
Replies: 125
Views: 39618

Re: Mills/Sega/Jennings Lucky Horseshoe/Devil/Chief

It's my view that the machine isn't in ex-service condition. Notice, for instance, the American 'checks only' designaton. The removal of the drop jackpot probably coincided with its first use in GB, or is in line with a subsequent change in gaming regulations; probably the cash payout limit of 10x t...
by brigham
Tue Jan 23, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills/Sega/Jennings Lucky Horseshoe/Devil/Chief
Replies: 125
Views: 39618

Re: Mills/Sega/Jennings Lucky Horseshoe/Devil/Chief

It's an Instone and Ashby-style conversion, but I've never seen one on a Jennings.

There doesn't seem to be a description of the Feature?

Odd!