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by tallstory
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R&W Many Happy Returns/Fill Em Up mech
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: R&W Many Happy Returns/Fill Em Up mech

Glad you have it sorted. Any chance of a few pics?
by tallstory
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games
Replies: 110
Views: 43777

Re: Matthewson (Automatic Sports Co.) games

Yes, I saw it too. The idea of putting it outside in the garden shook me a bit but weren't many of these old machine left in the open air on seaside piers? Photo is from 'Amusement Machines' by Lynn Pearson.
by tallstory
Fri Jan 21, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R&W Many Happy Returns/Fill Em Up mech
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: R & W many happy returns/fill em up mech

It seems that the small payout tabs cause the most problems in the machine. Mine were a bit too long and jammed on the lower plate that rises to determine the payout and wouldn't return after a payout. I ended up filing about 1mm off these to make them work smoothly. Can you turn the knob by wigglin...
by tallstory
Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Removing oak stains
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Removing oak stains

I agree that oxalic acid is the best to remove these stains but the method misses an important point. The oxalic acid should be washed off with plain water after it has dried or the crystals will cause problems when finishing the wood. (They are also highly inflammable. It's also best to dispose of ...
by tallstory
Fri Dec 17, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electrotechnics Gun Slinger info wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 1731

Re: Electrotechnics Gun Slinger info wanted

Also, I ordered a spare remote decoder IC ML926 while still available as NOS as it is the one very unique IC and obsolete, had to order it international from UK (I am in the US) as it was only produced in the 80's by the now defunct British Plessy company. I do remember seeing Plessy IC's in the 19...
by tallstory
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: SPRING CHICKEN
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: SPRING CHICKEN

This one sorted me out.
by tallstory
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: What is your dream machine?
Replies: 40
Views: 15326

Re: What is your dream machine?

I have found many superfluous things inside old arcade machines - dead mice, birds' nests, etc. But I would draw the line at having to extract a human body! Find another way please. (Oh, and by the way, leave the Dog Race arcade machine to me.)
by tallstory
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Heading for the Slammer
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: Heading for the Slammer

You can do a penance by playing pinball on a computer simulator. It really is a good way to punish yourself and, as is often said, "The trouble with simulation is that it's like masturbation and, after a while, you begin to mistake it for the real thing."
by tallstory
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Springs and Sprungs.
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: Springs and Sprungs.

I did search and it came up with drum brakes and shock absorbers. I think it's identifying RS as in Ford RS? You said made by RS, who are they? BP Old folks in the electrical trade, like me, remember RS as Radio Spares and that is just what they sold. They do much more now and have moved up market ...
by tallstory
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Re: Keying German wall machine Zeiss Icon locks
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Keying German wall machine Zeiss Icon locks

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. Th...