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by luckystar
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Re: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket

Hi All,
Just finished doing all the wood work on the model case. Needs a good rub down and stain. I decided to make some rails and sleepers so the Rocket looks like it's sat on the track. Just noticed that there are bits of red paint on the wheels. I often wonder why this rocket was never used.
Pete.
by luckystar
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Re: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket

Hi All, the mock up was just some old scrap wood. The one that i will be making will be about 4 inches wider & 3 inches taller with an opening back door. Pete.
by luckystar
Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Re: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket

Hi Moonriver, perhaps you should show us some pictures of the machines you have made Pete.
by luckystar
Tue Sep 28, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Re: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket

Hi Moonriver, how many machines have you made Pete.
by luckystar
Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Re: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket

Hi all, getting on well with the cabinet. Needs a good sand and varnish later. Going to have it working on 12 volt battery with a timer. Can't make my mind up about the cabinet where the Rocket sits. Would like to try and put some scenery in the background. The wooden frame is just a mock up to see ...
by luckystar
Thu Aug 12, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Re: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket

Hi All,
Just started on the cabinet - bought a lovely old book cabinet from our local charity shop. Took me half a day to disassemble it. Some lovely old planks of oak. No pictures at this stage.
Pete.
by luckystar
Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Re: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket

I believe the Rocket dates back to 1930ish. The firm made about 30. They were used on railway platforms. I brought this about 14 years ago - never got 'round to building a cabinet. The Working model panel is cast in aluminium, wooden use ply. The Working model is Hell's Kitchen. I put the Rocket in ...
by luckystar
Sun Aug 08, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Working model with Stephenson's Rocket
Replies: 20
Views: 2560

Working model with Stephenson's Rocket

Anyone seen one of these before? (Hell's Kitchen in the background).
by luckystar
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 6409

Re: Bryans Bumper

Hi Fruit Bowl, even more impressive. What made you use a chain? Did you ever consider making the penny drop the little weight down?
Pete.
by luckystar
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 6409

Re: Bryans Bumper

Hi fruitbowl, great job. I don't know how the public would get on with it these days. I understood that the original Bumper you had to thump down to play the game. As PM said, it was too easy to win on and we all heard that there was one on Colwyn Pier up for auction which did not turn up. I am sure...