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by operator bell
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Ancient Ever-Ready battery
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Ancient Ever-Ready battery

It's four and a half volts. That style of battery with the two different length spring terminals was made well into the 1960s. A very nice find, though!
by operator bell
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37602

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

Yes - if the thermal contact doesn't open, the payout relay will never operate because it's shorted out.
by operator bell
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37602

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

Ok, let's try and clear up the confusion. The difference between 36V DC and 70V AC can only be explained by a measurement error - the 70V is wrong. 36V would be just right if the transformer is 24V AC, which it probably is. The delay heater coil is in parallel with the bell. The low resistance betwe...
by operator bell
Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37602

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

50 microfarads, that ain't much. 250V, huh. That was a common electrolytic capacitor in the days of valve radios, which is when the game was made, so I guess they took what was laying around. The ripple will be horrid. I answered your PM and recommended 1000 microfarads. You will find modern capacit...
by operator bell
Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37602

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

The original circuit could be simplified. It is possible that they cut out the start relay and run relay on this model. The sticking bell is, yes, a failure of one of the thermal timers that needs to open to step the payout. But wait! It may not be the thermal relay. It could be insufficient voltage...
by operator bell
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Official Historian?
Replies: 20
Views: 2537

Re: Official Historian?

LOL, obviously there are no "official" anythings in this field, but a gent like Mr Bailey, who has been involved mostly at the showman end for 60 years, may very well be the most knowledgeable person still living. The measure of a researcher, though, is in his publications, and Mr Bailey is a bit li...
by operator bell
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: **stop press** Buckley pays jackpot!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: **stop press** Buckley pays jackpot!!

They probably came out of a Nevada casino. Nevada regulations said the prize amounts must be shown to the player before the game, which ruled out the self-filling jackpots since it was impossible to know how much was in one.
by operator bell
Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please
Replies: 43
Views: 7137

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Well I don't mean to be discouraging, and like I said, I don't know what the UK market will stand. I know you guys over there are used to paying arm+leg for everything, and I recall the VAT has to be included in the price (over here the tax is added on at the cash register), so that makes the actual...
by operator bell
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Justice Scrutton's Tipple
Topic: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please
Replies: 43
Views: 7137

Re: Your thoughts on a non slot subject please

Ostrich meat tastes horrible - like gamey turkey, but dry and hard to swallow. I had an ostrich burger once in California. Never again. I wouldn't feed it to my dog. Back on topic, I've been following the thread but haven't joined in yet. It's been a long time since I was in Britain so I'm out of to...
by operator bell
Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Bally Bingo Pinball Simulators
Replies: 6
Views: 2497

Re: Bally Bingo Pinball Simulators

I had to come back and rave a bit about these games. They are dead on accurate in every detail - what a splendid effort. For people who don't know how to play these machines, you don't just play one coin or credit. Every credit you play can step up the features and payouts - may do so - each coin is...