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by operator bell
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: coffee table anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 790

Re: coffee table anyone?

That machine is in truly terrible condition - the glass is beyond repair and all the works have been removed. 350 pounds? Tell yer wot, guv, gimme fifty an I'll haul it to the dump f'yer.

I do like the graphics, though - "9/- or 35np". If the glass wasn't totally ruined it would make a nice picture.
by operator bell
Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37571

Re: Roto Pool Mechanism Hit and Miss!!!

slotalot, do you happen to know what wire gauge (thickness) your nichrome is? When these coils are switched into circuit they get 40-50 volts across them, so they need a respectable resistance, probably at least 1000 ohms. I have no idea what the resistance of the original coil was - perhaps somebod...
by operator bell
Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37571

Re: Roto Pool Mechanism Hit and Miss!!!

son of youngerap wrote:This Operator Bell chap clearly served his time, Dad.
I take that as a huge compliment !SMARTY!
by operator bell
Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:20 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37571

Re: Roto Pool Mechanism Hit and Miss!!!

I think it probably wouldn't work anyway. The PTC would have to go where the switch contact is on the schematic, in series with the relay coil, where it would be limited to the relay current - about 20mA for a typical 2k relay. A PCT that will switch at such low current has about a 3k cold resistanc...
by operator bell
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37571

Re: Roto Pool Mechanism Hit and Miss!!!

You can replace the start side timer with a time delay relay, IF you can find any that work on 50VDC. Generally they work on 12-24V DC or 110-220 AC. It won't work for the bell side, which needs a delay on the make AND the break. The moment the slide contacts cut off the payout relay, the delay rela...
by operator bell
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Erratique
Replies: 17
Views: 2314

Re: Erratique

Very few coins make it to the outer columns. The application of mathemagic* suggests less than one in thirty, if the playfield is fair, so the operator isn't giving much away. Besides, who, upon receiving a coin back, wouldn't put it in again?** * Pascal's Triangle ** My ex wife. "Look, you won. Don...
by operator bell
Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37571

Re: Roto Pool Mechanism Hit and Miss!!!

Here's a useful bit of bumf on uniselectors. It gives a little bit of advice on adjusting the beasts. One thing it doesn't warn you is that you can detach the contact bank from the mechanism completely, and it's a pain in the a$$ to put it back again, so don't do that. You probably have a uniselecto...
by operator bell
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:21 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Pinball Hall of Fame, Las Vegas
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

Re: Pinball Hall of Fame, Las Vegas

This last one is an upright rare pinball, two only ever made. The man who was running it I spoke to (not the owner) says it's worth 10 million dollars and not for sale.... If that's true it's got to be the most expensive slot in the world???? If it was, Tim Arnold would not sell it. The Pinball Hal...
by operator bell
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:12 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 235
Views: 37571

Re: Electrodart uniselector wipers

Hard on the heels of my previous post (Mon Nov 20, 2006)....OK I'm a slow worker.... ;-) I have done much of the rewiring but have noticed that the LEFT HAND 8-bank uniselector looks as though it has several damaged wipers. Some wipers look to have been deliberately cut off (and have rounded ends)....
by operator bell
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jubilee Riviera Golden Nugget
Replies: 102
Views: 13447

Re: Jubilee Riviera Golden Nugget

If the "Dog and Anvil" isn't the name of a pub, it ought to be.