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by tammy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flatten a plastic backflash
Replies: 27
Views: 2430

Re: Flatten a plastic backflash

I wouldn't try fattening the backflash, as they are back painted and the paint may at the least start falling off. It doesn't look bad at all. I trust you will enjoy the machine.
by tammy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 61
Views: 14696

Re: Firmans

Hi coppinpr, thank you for the set of bandit reel brakes that arrived today. We have just fitted them and what a difference they have made! The bandit reels run slower and don't jump when they stop. It's made my machine far more enjoyable. Thanking you again and we will keep in touch. tammy
by tammy
Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: My half penny play Payramid
Replies: 28
Views: 3449

Re: My half penny play Payramid

I was interested in brigham's comment about how he felt there were not many Payramids, in the arcades after 1930 or so, on halfpenny play. I was a child brought up in the 1950s and it was the opposite in the seaside arcades and the regular Hull Fair that I spent such a lot of my younger days in. A g...
by tammy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 61
Views: 14696

Re: Firmans

Hi Freddy, I found 5 token like coins inside an original 1930s Roman Head Bandit wrapped in old yellowed newspaper in a side display window. It was back in 1972. The coins have serrated edges and are coin like and old penny size too. At first look I thought they were gold... but evidently gilt or co...
by tammy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 61
Views: 14696

Re: Firmans

Thank you coppinpr for your expertise, it is and has been much valued! I will put the brake stop adjustments on it and live with the fact it's only a 10 stop but should be a 20 stop for the reel strips it has on it!!.. I thought it was funny how it doesn't seem to get many winning lines and so doesn...
by tammy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 61
Views: 14696

Re: Firmans

Hi coppinpr, I enclose mech photos and look forward to your comments. tammy
by tammy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 61
Views: 14696

Re: Firmans

Aw, you might be right. I think the last owner sent me a picture on this thread... If it was, and unless he used a different mechanism, the picture shows a 10 stop. The trouble is the before picture shows broken wood at the front of cabinet. I am a little confused, so tomorrow will try do some mech ...
by tammy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 61
Views: 14696

Re: Firmans

Thank you coppinpr... They should do the wheel stopping smoother instead of bouncy!! You are spot on in your last description and comment... All the best and we will keep in touch! Best wishes tammy.
by tammy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 61
Views: 14696

Re: Firmans

Yes missing. Probably when someone took reels off they forgot to put them back on afterwards. I also seem to remember a long time ago I got a mixed up bandit that had them missing in my younger days!!
by tammy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Firmans
Replies: 61
Views: 14696

Re: Firmans

Thank you coppinpr I have sent you email. Hope I can do same for you sometime.