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by tallstory
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Why are some bandits so complicated?
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Why are some bandits so complicated?

I have just been watching a video on YouTube where a guy takes apart a Mills bandit, restores it and re-assembles it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ8m7HPLH64 It's an amazing job but I am left wondering why it is so complicated. I have only messed about with Beromat machines and they are much muc...
by tallstory
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 82
Views: 23998

Re: Bandit

It should have a model of King Kong on the top, perhaps holding Fay Wray in its arms. :lol:
by tallstory
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: BMR bandit - cleaning and parts questions
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: Cleaning and Parts Questions

As for cleaning, there is no substitute for dismantling, degreasing and treating the rust. (I like Evaporust but there are alternatives including good old sandpaper for large parts.) Take lots of photos while dismantling as it is so easy to forget where parts go. !!RANT!! Then it's a case of re-oili...
by tallstory
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Barn fresh Bryans Hidden Treasure
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Barn fresh Bryans Hidden Treasure

If you have to replace the washer, there are several sellers of leather cup washers on Ebay. Soak them in Glycerol overnight before use.
by tallstory
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: A little something extra for the games room
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: A little something extra for the games room

Coppinpr, is this the Chinese company please? There seem to be several UK based sellers as well for these LED displays. When I first saw them I thought they were neon and the idea of putting them in a sauna was shocking :!: quite literally.
by tallstory
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: My Rotomat Juwel and Duomat penny arcades
Replies: 79
Views: 29399

Re: My Rotomat Juwel and Duomat penny arcades

The keys were £54 for the pair - even though I supplied the blanks. I got four blanks from Davenport Burgess for under £10. Add postage and you can see that it mounts up very quickly!
by tallstory
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: My Rotomat Juwel and Duomat penny arcades
Replies: 79
Views: 29399

Re: My Rotomat Juwel and Duomat penny arcades

Yes I have had 2 sets of Zeiss locks re-keyed for my Beromats. I went to Morlands Locks but initially they said they didn't have the blanks and couldn't do them. After a bit of a search I found the blanks at Davenport Burgess. They are usually trade only but I phoned them and they were very helpful....
by tallstory
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta German One Arm Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1098

Re: Exacta German One Arm Bandit

Because of the strict rules covering gambling machines in Germany at the time, many Beromats were reworked after a couple of years. As they changed things, there were often bits left over from its previous life which no longer had any use other than to confuse us! One of mine had a springy thing (te...
by tallstory
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Duomat restorations
Replies: 15
Views: 1649

Re: Duomat restorations

Like TF, I didn't want to disassemble the clockwork. I put the whole thing in an ultrasonic bath and then re-oiled all the bearings on the outside. Seems to work well in getting the mechanism back to good working order. Of course if there is bearing wear, it won't fix that. Then a clock maker could ...
by tallstory
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Where have all the slots gone?
Replies: 28
Views: 9368

Re: Where have all the slots gone?

And yet I see listings of arcade machines most days on Ebay. What a ridiculous situation. :dammit: