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by dickywink
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roma Flotilla
Replies: 24
Views: 6083

Re: Roma Flotilla

I have been using 3d printers for over a year now .... not a thripenny joe printer but one from the 3rd dimension ... I have been making tools for my good Fruit Machine Friends over at MPU mecca ... yes the place where slot machines use that electrickery stuff and puters to make the reels spin ... m...
by dickywink
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roma Flotilla
Replies: 24
Views: 6083

Re: Roma Flotilla

I totally agree with you TF ... looking at the line up there is something magical about them ... thats why i like Ditchburn juke boxes and Jamiesons machines ... not the prettiest things compared to a Wurlitzer or a Caille but there is something magical about them that i love ... enjoy them Dicky
by dickywink
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Another K'Nex 'Slot' Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 3901

Re: Another K'Nex 'Slot' Machine

absolutely wonderful ... amazing design
dicky
by dickywink
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: The future of our hobby and collaboration
Replies: 12
Views: 5731

Re: The future of our hobby and collaboration

Hi PM yes still tuned in and thanks for the update ... good to see a member of the Hawtins family posting ... my Ditchburn research has been held back with this blooming global flu bug that is going round :) ... so hoping to contact and meet up with some of these people when its all over, one thing ...
by dickywink
Mon May 11, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. bandits
Replies: 112
Views: 47202

Bell Fruit Nevada mech on Ebay

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin. Hi Guys I'm not sure if this is good or not or will interest someone... whilst browsing through the Ebay Jukebox section I came across this auction... seems strange it's under jukeboxes but it caught my eye as it's a mech that I believe is not very common .. a...
by dickywink
Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?
Replies: 34
Views: 12276

Re: Mills Futurity - A cheating Mills Bandit?

Just to throw a spanner in the works Tossing a coin on to the ground (hence why it's usually caught in the hand) is not 1:1. There is a possibility that it could land on the edge of the coin and sit on its side. So what's the microscopic probability of that happening.... 1 in a million, I guess... b...
by dickywink
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 1950s - '60s British arcade photos
Replies: 21
Views: 7470

Re: 1950s - '60s British arcade photos

Hi Guys Great article and photos in the Yarmouth Mercury ... I sent the link Pennymachines posted to Freddy Bailey in the USA and he came back with some info that was totally unexpected ... Firstly his late father organised the trade association making the protest at the time called The Seaside Oper...
by dickywink
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Billboard Magazine
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

Re: Billboard Magazine

Billboard is an amazing source of information ... I found the article by Thomas Kosh over a year ago whilst researching for my website www.dithburn.co.uk ... I don't know if you noticed, but Billboard got the page numbering all wrong at the bottom of the first article, so you need to search the pape...
by dickywink
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Old and the New
Replies: 16
Views: 5269

Re: Old and the New

And a new Arcade Club opening in Blackpool next year .... it's slightly later era than what we are used to here, but it is something that has my respect as they do what we do in restore original machines, repair and preserve them and allow others to play them. Here is the news from Mr Palmer.... All...
by dickywink
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: 1950s - '60s British arcade photos
Replies: 21
Views: 7470

Re: 1950s British arcade photos

Some amazing photos there ... and some stories to be told about running arcades in those days ... Here is a photo that was sent to me by Freddy Bailey for my website www.ditchburn.co.uk it shows his fathers arcade in 1955 which was situated at the top of Mundesley Cliffs in North Norfolk, the arcade...