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by treefrog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Brooklands Racer
Replies: 4
Views: 1410

Re: Brooklands Racer

They don’t come up for sale often, but the same machine was sold at Dukes in Dorset yesterday and for £1000 (£1300 with comm) I was intrigued as the same machine sold last year at the elephant for £2750 inc commission, which was a staggering amount given it had damage. So a big drop and if the same ...
by treefrog
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: A little bit of fun?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: A little bit of fun?

Looks better than the original :lol:
by treefrog
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Mills Hi Top cash box door
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Mills Hi Top cash box door

It’s funny, the one thing I never seem to be bothered about are cash box doors, maybe because they are a pain and often missing anyway. I suspect others had the same thoughts who chucked them away when trusting their staff of course. Yes as BP says these were supplied by Mills I believe as standard....
by treefrog
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryan clock not working
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Bryan clock not working

Check the nut holding the pivot timing bar has not come loose. It needs to be adjusted to allow enough clearance for the ratchet arm to move through while rocking the timing bar. If loose the arm will skip through quickly
by treefrog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence

We are talking about the coin or token used here, often different size tokens were used to original coinage. Not saying this the case, but is possible. What is clear is it paid in tokens if award card is correct....
by treefrog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Re: Bryan’s clock key to handle conversion.....

Is that pin not just associated with the coin detector arm, so adjusted for coin size. It is always difficult to say if a machine is stiff without comparing to another machine as previously mentioned. The issue with this design all the loaded parts for operation are tensioned on turning the handle, ...
by treefrog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: EBay
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: EBay

eBay always has been and will continue to have dreamers, crooks and the unknowledgeable using it. Can be good and bad.......at the other end a Hawtins Allwin sold for £199 the other day, a bit of paint stripper, polish and a nice bit of oak for cash box and would look lovely https://www.ebay.co.uk/i...
by treefrog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence

Re-reading the original instruction card, it states awards relating to a modified machine, so overlays should exist. Also importantly it states pays token for the lower awards, unclear if this was the case for higher, but maybe the machine used tokens of a different size for payout, otherwise why me...
by treefrog
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project
Replies: 83
Views: 4654

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Looking good so far and from what you have mentioned you're getting a professional to paint, so I am sure it will look fantastic. For reference the paint mentioned by Sweatmeats is Craftmasterpaints. The other well known brand I am not sure is available any more was Keeps - last of the lead-based si...
by treefrog
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence
Replies: 31
Views: 1330

Re: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence

The machine HAS worked in Britain, then. Splendid. Now is the time to ditch any further consideration of German currency, and concentrate on bringing the machine back to its operating state in this country. Is there any evidence of overlays having been fitted to the disc numbers? It would seem that...