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by tallstory
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Oh Boy Gum vending machine
Replies: 21
Views: 745

Re: Oh Boy Gum vending machine

I always find that Plus Gas is better than the ubiquitous WD40 for freeing seized bolts and nuts. It's also available in non spray can, so you don't have to coat all the surrounding items too.
by tallstory
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project
Replies: 80
Views: 4395

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Brilliant! What a shame you are too far away for me to amble over. Any plans to go down South?
by tallstory
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels
Replies: 204
Views: 71860

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

As you say TF, very quirky but it shows Tony Hancock was a much better actor than I ever imagined from his radio and TV series. Pity about the script.
by tallstory
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Gottlieb Roto Pool revival 1958
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Gottlieb Roto Pool revival 1958

Great restoration. I wish I had room for one but have to restrict myself to a simulation on my PC :(
by tallstory
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roma Flotilla
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Re: Roma Flotilla

special when lit
Hi T/F. Don't suppose you have a handle plate in that useful pile, do you?
I noticed that one restorer used a 3D printer to make a similar part https://www.foghandersen.com/en-rotomat ... problemer/ This must be the future for us restorers.
by tallstory
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roma Flotilla
Replies: 24
Views: 3106

Re: Roma Flotilla

Any chance of seeing inside one? Pretty please.
by tallstory
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Handan-Ni Clown identified
Replies: 18
Views: 2534

Re: Clown Catcher, info please

My Clown Catcher is similar except it doesn't have a 'flicker' to raise the ball to the top. It certainly makes the mech a lot simpler to do it this way. You can see from the attached photo how much extra metalwork is needed to raise the ball to the top of the machine with the T shaped knob. The tub...
by tallstory
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Anyone had tokens made for machines?
Replies: 12
Views: 1489

Re: Anyone had tokens made for machines?

Seem to be plenty of old pennies on Ebay at a reasonable price - probably less than having tokens made. And you get all that history with old pennies, ranging from Victoria to Elizabeth. I learned my recent kings and queens from these old coins and found it a loss when decimalisation was introduced....
by tallstory
Sun May 31, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Replies: 7
Views: 16262

Re: Justice Scrutton's Tipple

Thereafter, many ball catching slot machines, including 'Clown Catchers', proudly sported a label proclaiming their legal status by citing this case.
My Clown Catcher displays that judgement, and others as well, in an attempt to avoid a fine or confiscation.
by tallstory
Mon May 25, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Regina Beromat Restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 2125

Re: Regina Beromat Restoration

Interestingly (well I find it interesting anyway) eliminating the 'bar bar 2' payout reduces the percentage winnings from 60.2% to 47.6% Somebody really was being mean and I have put a little more joy into this queen. :lol: