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by mei-mei
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Hi coppinpr, with regards to the 'steeple chase' machine. My understanding is that 5 different coloured balls would 'come out of the gate' and the idea was to bet on which colour got to the finish first? Though not really sure how a payout would work on that? Have I misunderstood? MM
by mei-mei
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Thanks guys for a really interesting piece of history. I too love the trade stimulators and the simpler style of English machines for their simplicity and variety. MM
by mei-mei
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Hi, coppinpr, I don't believe you were around in the 1930s! :shock: So were all trade 'stimulators' (sorry typo) made in the US then? or did we make some here? If so what did they look like? MM
by mei-mei
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Hi, further to my last email. I am fortunate to have an old peddle driven fret saw and as it has a very fine blade, it should be easy enough to cut a plastic track for the penny. I am excited at the thought of getting started over the weekend. MM
by mei-mei
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Hi, "Protected Registered British Design Nos. 837474 & 337774 - U.S.A. Registered Design No. D 8?243 Modele Deposé. FOR AMUSEMENT ONLY MFD. BY BCM/MMMM LONDON.W.C.1". I did wonder if it was a type of trade simulator as there seems to be no other payout when you win. I just love the look of the origi...
by mei-mei
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Thanks Bryans fan, Wow I wish mine was in as good a condition. I guess they made these over a long period of time. Anyone know when they first started making this type of machine? MM
by mei-mei
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Thanks coppinpr, it is great to be able to chew these problems over with someone else. Using fret sawn wood for the track could work as the machine shouldn't get a great deal of use, so wear and tear would not be an issue. I still think I could give the right angled plastic a try, it would be easy e...
by mei-mei
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Hi, thanks guys, all useful info. Problem with keeping the original track is that it will result in many gaps and possible trip up points for the penny to negotiate. Plus the fact that the track is so brittle, I'm not sure it will stand me drilling through it. I think that pennymachines is correct a...
by mei-mei
Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Hi pennymachines. Looks in this case are absolutely deceiving! As you can see from the pic I have cleared all the debris away and given it a first sanding. The track is 'broken' in many places and when I gave it the wiggle test, several of the pieces were found to be held in position by one secured ...
by mei-mei
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Play Nine Holes golf penny game
Replies: 43
Views: 7969

Re: Play Nine Holes golf penny game

Thanks again coppinpr, will give it a wiggle and see if it has moved. Mei-mei