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by thornebt
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Birnbeck Pier - Proposed Renovation
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Birnbeck Pier - Proposed Renovation

I live in Cheddar and regularly walk along Weston-super-Mare seafront to Birnbeck Pier. I must admit that I thought it would never get the go ahead to be restored. It is very dilapidated and the restoration cost must be astronomical. So it is excellent news to see this post. It would be a great plac...
by thornebt
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member in Somerset
Replies: 18
Views: 4658

Re: New Member in Somerset

The Beromat is now working perfectly after forum member Ted kindly cast his expert eye over it and made various adjustments which included slowing the machine down so it runs for the correct 15 seconds. I thought I was going to drive halfway across the country to find an expert who could fix it but ...
by thornebt
Mon Jul 05, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Service, repair & restore Beromat, Novomat etc.
Replies: 53
Views: 18541

Re: Removal, basic maintenance & repair of Beromat etc. mechanism

A couple of photos of my Beromat. The photos were correctly orientated when I attached them but I think the site has rotated them. (I've swizzled them round for you, it wasn't the site. You'd replaced the mechanism sideways when you put it back in its case BP) I've got some veneer to replace on the ...
by thornebt
Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Service, repair & restore Beromat, Novomat etc.
Replies: 53
Views: 18541

Re: Removal, basic maintenance & repair of Beromat etc. mechanism

Thank you for the translation Tallpenny. Saves me trying to get hold of a German dictionary. A forum member has fixed my non-paying Beromat today and given it a 20,000 mile service. Runs beautifully now. Someone had modified the governer to speed it up but it now runs at the correct speed. Some othe...
by thornebt
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Service, repair & restore Beromat, Novomat etc.
Replies: 53
Views: 18541

Removal, basic maintenance & repair of Beromat etc. mechanism

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin. I would like to remove my Beromat innards from the case but can't see how to do it. I can see there are four wingnuts and brackets. Will the whole mechanism then slide right out of the operating handle mechanism and also leave the coin shute in place? Cheers. ...
by thornebt
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member in Somerset
Replies: 18
Views: 4658

Re: New Member in Somerset

Thanks very much. I really appreciate your help. My machine behaves the same as yours. The lever moves up and down very freely whilst the reels are spinning but not with the reels stopped and the top bar swivels without any discernable friction. I will persevere with it. I'm guessing that something ...
by thornebt
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member in Somerset
Replies: 18
Views: 4658

Re: New Member in Somerset

Thank you. Yes, if I apply gentle pressure to the top of the roller I get a payout even if it's not a winning line! The vertical rod has a good few mm of up and down movement with the reels stationary but no up and down free play when the wheels are spinning.
by thornebt
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member in Somerset
Replies: 18
Views: 4658

Re: New Member in Somerset

I haven't got a smartphone or any way of doing a video. This photo shows the lever that connects with rods to the payout slides. If I spin a winning line it doesn't pay out - but if I tap the top of the roller on top of the lever it works. However, in line with what you've said I'm not sure stronger...
by thornebt
Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member in Somerset
Replies: 18
Views: 4658

Re: New Member in Somerset

I think the clock is OK as the machine seems to work well, it's just the payout that doesn't happen. I'm a bit stumped as everything seems very free i.e. there's nothing I can see that seems gunged up. What I really need is someone who knows what they're doing. I did email the chap in Launceston (ba...
by thornebt
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member in Somerset
Replies: 18
Views: 4658

Re: New Member in Somerset

I've had a look at the mechanism and it seems to me that the top shaft that pushes down on the lever that operates the payout slides does not seem to be sufficiently sprung to put enough pressure on the lever. Sorry to be so vague but I don't know the correct terminology for these parts! I wish ther...
by thornebt
Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member in Somerset
Replies: 18
Views: 4658

Re: New Member in Somerset

Thank you. I will certainly look at it but if anyone knows of someone who repairs / services one armed bandits in the south west I'd be grateful to hear details. I found someone in Launceston but that's quite a trek from Cheddar. I'll have a look at it now anyway.

Cheers. Bruce.
by thornebt
Mon Jun 28, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member in Somerset
Replies: 18
Views: 4658

New Member in Somerset

Hi. I've recently managed to get hold of a Beromat one armed bandit but it hardly ever pays out on winning lines. I've tried cleaning the payout slots but that didn't help. I'm in Cheddar, Somerset and someone told me that there is a chap in Burnham-on-Sea who services one armed bandits. Does anyone...