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by badpenny
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello New Member from Essex UK
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: Hello New Member from Essex UK

Hello and welcome to the forum. I can only paraphrase others' advice here. As a new entrant to this hobby your best route in would have been to include the specialist live auctions, however due to Covid they are suspended with no indication of a return. Henry will supply a restored machine ready to ...
by badpenny
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Calling Bryans Forks Experts!
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Calling Bryans Forks Experts!

Lovely looking machine Paul. I'd also suggest that more than a few of them may well have been supplied in pre-decimal, then be converted to decimal, and ended up in the hands of a collector or vintage arcade operator who wanted it back on old penny. I for one have put several allwins and bandits bac...
by badpenny
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta German One Arm Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Exacta German One Arm Bandit

I've just searched my GW manual and of course it doesn't have an exploded view of any of the variations, merely the bog standard variety.

So swapping out the reel symbol was clearly the best thing to do.

:cool:
by badpenny
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Sega Athletic Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Sega Athletic Scale

I thought it went very cheap. When I worked in Spain in the mid to late 70s prior to Franco shuffling off and the country relaxing its draconian opinions on gambling and freedom of thought, the only coin ops in bars etc. were Pinballs, Jukeboxes and Strength Testers. I once commented to a barman tha...
by badpenny
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta German One Arm Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Exacta German One Arm Bandit

...having recently offended the Pennymachines Robot it won't play with me You're doing it on purpose. You know her preferred pronoun. :tut Thanks Mr P. I've no idea what's up with me. I simply can't be left unobserved these days. You should see what happens if I suddenly find myself unsupervised. I...
by badpenny
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta German One Arm Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Exacta German One Arm Bandit

The free spin (when there's a symbol on reel 3) is a disc on reel 3 that a hammer falls into. This gives a free play on the machine not just one reel. This rotates a thin axle (which can be seen in the video) which runs across the bottom of the casting where the coin drops into the tube, it ends in ...
by badpenny
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta German One Arm Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Exacta German One Arm Bandit

...having recently offended the Pennymachines Robot it won't play with me You're doing it on purpose. You know her preferred pronoun. :tut She suggests jumping back to 2013 for a touch of déjà vu, starting with this question: ...I noticed this evening that the third reel has had extra 5s stuck on t...
by badpenny
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta German One Arm Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Exacta German One Arm Bandit

I agree TF
by badpenny
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Exacta German One Arm Bandit
Replies: 23
Views: 1126

Re: Exacta German One Arm Bandit

Some years back I posted about the Exacta that I had and waffled endlessly about its free spin function and also its re-spin button for the first reel. I was most impressed though by it's tilt mechanism which kicked in if the case was thumped, it incorporated a rod which dropped locking up all of th...
by badpenny
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repairing diecast, aluminium, pot metal and cast iron
Replies: 28
Views: 14396

Re: Repairing diecast, aluminium, pot metal and cast iron

What ho! Young man, how are you keeping? In the twelvety years I've been on this forum, I've probably only written a dozen different posts and just repeated the same old dross (most would confirm that) every few months. I think the true value in this forum is that newcomers to the hobby stumbling ac...