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by tallstory
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: There's a new girl in my life
Replies: 10
Views: 645

Re: There's a new girl in my life

You will have to get a Gunter Wolff bandit mechanism to fill that lovely case. Although how one could pay out 1d beats me - all the pay slides I have seen go in multiples of 2.
by tallstory
Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R&W Many Happy Returns/Fill Em Up mech
Replies: 19
Views: 522

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

You're welcome Geoff. Taking the unit out is a piece of cake. You have to admire the designer of this machine - it is beautifully and cleverly designed. Just remove part of the input coin slide (the brass bit gets in the way) unhook the spring that operates the knob release dangly bit and remove 6 s...
by tallstory
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R&W Many Happy Returns/Fill Em Up mech
Replies: 19
Views: 522

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

These folk can reproduce them, but too expensive for a one-off, I think: http://www.vintagebrassplates.co.uk/ Thanks PM, I will ask them for a quote. Otherwise I was simply going to print out the coloured detail on transfer paper and put it on a suitable washer. Have to see how much they want for t...
by tallstory
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R&W Many Happy Returns/Fill Em Up mech
Replies: 19
Views: 522

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

Tallstory, how did you make you replacement pins? Was it a single piece of bar or two different sizes, one inserted in the other? And what material did you use? Finally how to they attach to the rest of the mech? And finally, finally…… is it straightforward to get the mech off to fit the pins or do...
by tallstory
Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R&W Many Happy Returns/Fill Em Up mech
Replies: 19
Views: 522

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

Thanks very much GL. That is a great help. I hadn't realised that the lettering was raised and the material was brass.
by tallstory
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R&W Many Happy Returns/Fill Em Up mech
Replies: 19
Views: 522

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

Thanks GL - a lovely example as you say. I notice that the 2 end pins in the ball bearing columns are missing. They were missing on mine too so I did a bit of research online and found that most machines are like this. Obviously it reduces the payout quite dramatically so I can see why operators wou...
by tallstory
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: R&W Many Happy Returns/Fill Em Up mech
Replies: 19
Views: 522

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: Open Forum
Topic: The Repair Shop BBC 1
Replies: 31
Views: 9928

Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

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: 19
Views: 522

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: 434

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 ...