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by tallstory
Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electroplating (chrome, nickel etc.)
Replies: 132
Views: 47524

Re: Electroplating (chrome, nickel etc.)

Has anyone had success with chrome powder coating? It looks like a good finish but I wonder how durable (and expensive) it is.
by tallstory
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:15 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: What else do you collect?
Replies: 19
Views: 1112

Re: What else do you collect?

Amazing banners sentimental salvage and very non PC.
by tallstory
Sat Mar 26, 2022 12:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Circus model supplied by Shefras
Replies: 52
Views: 4195

Re: Circus model supplied by Shefras

Phone number? You could always dial it to check :lol:
by tallstory
Thu Mar 24, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 174
Views: 54980

Re: Bajazzo Clown wall machines

martynbr they are 1.2mm thick but, as sweetmeats says, it probably would be cheaper to buy the originals, unless you know a very helpful mechanic who could stamp them out for you.. They do come up on Ebay from time to time at about 50p each. Isn't it amazing that machines of around 100 years old are...
by tallstory
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 174
Views: 54980

Re: Bajazzo Clown wall machines

The tokens are around 17.5mm diameter as you can see from an example from my machine. I've also uploaded a photo of my restored Clown so you can see the text of all the labels on it. (Pretty sure I've done this before.) It should be easy enough to make a copy using any computer drawing package. Look...
by tallstory
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Vertical and horizontal fingers - Aristocrat Mad Melons
Replies: 20
Views: 1024

Re: Vertical and horizontal fingers - Aristocrat Mad Melons

Isn't the Dog and Anvil the pub where Mad Melons works behind the bar? If you go in there, watch out for Bearing Caps as he's a bit of a kicker especially when he's well oiled.
by tallstory
Tue Mar 15, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Japanese barber pole
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Japanese barber pole

Why not use a transformer to produce US 120V from our mains voltage? It would be a lot easier to do it this way, and you keep it in original condition.
by tallstory
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sourcing & making springs for slot machines
Replies: 39
Views: 6485

Re: Sourcing & making springs for slot machines

The low temperature stress relief removes the stresses caused by cold working (winding the spring) but it isn't hot enough to anneal the piano wire, which would remove the springiness altogether. I don't bother with this step usually and I don't remember it ever turning brown. Perhaps it was the dri...
by tallstory
Fri Feb 04, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Sourcing & making springs for slot machines
Replies: 39
Views: 6485

Re: Sourcing & making springs for slot machines

The video is a help (as long as you can bear the endless puns). Also I found the complicated tools he used for feeding the wire quite unnecessary. I used a couple of plastic strips, held by the fingers of my leather gloved hand, worked best. Then you can vary the pressure and the feed angle as neede...
by tallstory
Wed Feb 02, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bajazzo Clown wall machines
Replies: 174
Views: 54980

Re: Le Clown Bajazzo

I've attached a photo of the Clown Instructions. You will see that the text (and the font) vary from your example so it might be best to use a software drawing package to make up the card Anyway, for what it's worth, here is a copy of mine.