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by brigham
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Fayre Win by Whales
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Fayre Win by Whales

High payouts, as allwins go.
Hope it doesn't attract the attention of the do-gooders!
by brigham
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts
Replies: 21
Views: 1782

Re: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts

There IS an element of 'hard gambling' even in the seaside arcades where I live. There's usually the 'Big Boys' section, with glass gates, dire warnings and a Hartlepool girl to 'explain' it to you if you don't understand. It's a blurring of the distinctions between what we knew as a penny arcade, a...
by brigham
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts
Replies: 21
Views: 1782

Re: Academics on the rise and future of vintage arcades in contemporary seaside resorts

Am I the only one here that thinks the demise of inland Arcades was a good thing. As I recall they were full of people who could ill afford to gamble in the first place. That's not what I recall the London ones being full of. I was around 9 or 10 years old, on a 'Motor Show' trip, and I scrounged s...
by brigham
Sat Nov 27, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: What is your dream machine?
Replies: 40
Views: 14459

Re: What is your dream machine?

I've certainly played one, years ago. Can't remember where.
Rex Harrison wins ten gaspers on one in 'Storm in a Teacup', while failing to impress a truculent Vivien Leigh.
by brigham
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: EH / Collector Connector sales
Replies: 1329
Views: 431248

Re: EH / Collector Connector sales

I was sceptical at first, but it seems the format tends to stop the absurd price escalation we've seen on eBay of late.
Affordable allwins have been a thing of the past for years, with even recent builds attracting prices which would only be achieved by good historic types.
by brigham
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: What is your dream machine?
Replies: 40
Views: 14459

Re: What is your dream machine?

Anyone got a Crompton's Thre'penny Derby?
by brigham
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: One Arm Bandits that use Florins
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: One Arm Bandits that use Florins

2/- payout slides certainly exist.
I measured some up, years ago, with a view to converting an old 'fish mouth' Mills to Half Crown play!
by brigham
Thu Nov 18, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Still need a 1p S10 Mechanism
Replies: 32
Views: 5637

Re: Still need a 1p S10 Mechanism

It certainly isn't £400.
Especially with the glass hacked...
by brigham
Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Putting Coinslot archive online
Replies: 30
Views: 1052

Re: Putting Coinslot archive online

In which case I suggest a less high-handed approach might be adopted.
Perhaps an apology if copyright has inadvertently been breached, rather than a disrespectful dismissal.