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by tallstory
Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:47 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Forum's yearly check up
Replies: 25
Views: 2818

Re: The Forum's yearly check up

Couldn't agree more TF. I wouldn't touch Facebook et al with a barge pole but the information and help here has proved invaluable in my restoration projects. However the sheer knowledge of some members can be intimidating. I'm sure it makes some members wary of posting and risking their wroth (and s...
by tallstory
Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet

Yes one 'engineer' on Salvage Hunters described rust as patina! It's all a matter of taste I suppose.
by tallstory
Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:17 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Re: Help needed on pinstripes and flowers on Mills War Eagle cabinet

Rubbing in a dark coloured furniture polish when the paint has dried, works well too.
by tallstory
Fri Jan 05, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Wrights/Streets/Whittakers Snap bandits
Replies: 62
Views: 27915

Re: Jamieson/Streets et al. Snap bandits

Not sure of the size you need but there seem to be lots of leaf switches available in USA - less so in UK but https://www.mr-rcworld.co.uk/shop/searc ... eaf+switch does have one.
by tallstory
Sat Nov 25, 2023 1:42 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Button head / coach bolts ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2415

Re: Button head / coach bolts ?

Unlikely to be M4. Much more likely to be Whitworth. Have a look at https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... s&_sacat=0
by tallstory
Sun Oct 08, 2023 10:14 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Irksome screws unscrewed
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: Irksome screws unscrewed

I should have been clearer. My suggestion of applying heat with a heat gun was for a metal screw (or bolt) seized in metal not wood.
My restoration of a Brenner Ball past the arrow has certainly given me lots of practice!
by tallstory
Sun Oct 08, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"
Replies: 116
Views: 54968

Re: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"

I have just about completed the de-rusting and cleaning of my Brenner BPTA and beginning to investigate how the 'broken' bit of bent wire is supposed to function. I am becoming convinced that the bent wire is a later addition and a bit of a bodge. Originally it might have been a piece of steel plate...
by tallstory
Sat Oct 07, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Irksome screws unscrewed
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: Irksome screws unscrewed

I find the application of a little heat works well. I use a heat gun to apply heat until the metal is too hot to touch. Then as Mr PM says, an impact hammer usually gets them out. As a last resort I drill them out but this often causes problems when trying to centre the drill on the screw head (and ...
by tallstory
Mon Sep 18, 2023 11:19 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Seems I'm an addict
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Seems I'm an addict

Blimey, Big Brother is watching. I'll have to be careful with my Premium Bonds or ERNIE may come knocking.
by tallstory
Mon Sep 18, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Not an Allwin but...
Replies: 15
Views: 5156

Re: Not an Allwin but .....

What a brilliant idea. However the typical allwin has some gaps in the tracks. The ball is launched into the spiral and gaps allow it to spin repeatedly on an inner path until it loses speed and falls into a cup or returns to the start. I've attached a photo to help explain but I've no idea how you ...
by tallstory
Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"
Replies: 116
Views: 54968

Re: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"

Thanks guys. It's useful to know it is a mark 1. Would there be a patent drawing for it somewhere?
It really is confusing having numbers that don't relate to a payout (or anything else?).
by tallstory
Sat Sep 16, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"
Replies: 116
Views: 54968

Re: Ball past the arrow broken part

The payout is automatic (when it works). I have attached a photo to help identify the model. The knob on the left releases the ball and sets the arrow. Hope this helps.
by tallstory
Fri Sep 15, 2023 3:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Brenner "Ball Past The Arrow"
Replies: 116
Views: 54968

Ball past the arrow broken part

Topic merged - Site Admin. I am restoring a Brenner Ball Past the Arrow arcade machine (it is very rusty and dirty). While dismantling it, I discovered the bent wire part shown in the photo. Can anyone tell me if it is broken, what it should look like and where the other end should go please? Any h...
by tallstory
Wed Jun 28, 2023 7:09 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Money Honey/Super Sonic conversion
Replies: 47
Views: 5153

Re: Bally Money Honey

You might be able to find a replacement lock (new or old) but, in general, it is better to keep the original lock and get a new key cut by a good locksmith. It often works out cheaper too and your machine will keep its value better as collectors like everything to be original.
by tallstory
Wed May 31, 2023 10:41 am
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels
Replies: 279
Views: 167998

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

chris roadhog wrote: Tue May 30, 2023 12:15 pm Their success all came to a very sad ending.
You can't just leave us hanging on like that :NBG:
by tallstory
Mon May 29, 2023 9:27 am
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels
Replies: 279
Views: 167998

Re: Vintage Slots in Films and Newsreels

Here is a nice compilation of Blackpool in the 1960s. Some arcade machines and lots of nostalgia.

by tallstory
Wed May 10, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Penny Arcadia - Fortune Tellers, Coin Slot Machines and Working Models
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

Re: Penny Arcadia - Fortune Tellers, Coin Slot Machines and Working Models

I should have known that I wouldn't beat Mr PM to the draw. :tarah:
by tallstory
Mon May 08, 2023 7:40 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Penny Arcadia - Fortune Tellers, Coin Slot Machines and Working Models
Replies: 3
Views: 1304

Penny Arcadia - Fortune Tellers, Coin Slot Machines and Working Models

I thought this might interest some of you. All introduced by a rather large Yorkshire man.
by tallstory
Mon May 08, 2023 2:05 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Ruffler and Walker - What's My Line?
Replies: 10
Views: 2688

Re: Ruffler and Walker - What's My Line?

It looks complete (what is that bit of string doing there?) so should be fairly easy to fix. I found some of the springs needed to be replaced in my 'Many Happy Returns' version.
Beware though: the chrome looks shot and that is expensive to replate.