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by brigham
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat Grosvenor
Replies: 7
Views: 856

Aristocrat Grosvenor

Has anyone any knowlege of the hopper-payout Aristocrats?
I've finally bought a Grosvenor; good chrome, spins properly but doesn't pay out.
Easy fix, I thought. Slides jammed or not filling.
So I opened the front, and, guess what...?
by brigham
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?

Time to search some old station concourse pics...
by brigham
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1240

Re: Stamp vending machine that doesn't vend stamps?

Almost certainly a GPO item, to give pennies to work a telephone coin-box.
I wonder if it fits the rare Kiosk No.4 (K4)?
by brigham
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Old and the New
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: Old and the New

I don't remember playing for 'traditional high scores'. I remember playing for MONEY!

This sounds like one of those 'video gaming' places, which a lot of arcades turned into in the late '70s or early '80s.

Worth a look, next time I'm in the area.
by brigham
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 1727

Re: Bally Gold Award

I paid £200 for one last year.
That's not the general price for Bally bandits; I just happen to be keen on this 5/- Gold Award conversion.
Other types change hands for as little as £40.
by brigham
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 1727

Re: Bally Gold Award

Splendid news. If you work logically, you can get these machines to work. Do the 'three-pulls' lights go along in sequence as you play? Fascinating to watch. How about some pics? I'd like to see how good the reel-glass is. Most of them have been badly mutilated by the decimalizers, but if you are lu...
by brigham
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Oliver Whales floor-standing & counter-top 3D stereoviewers
Replies: 38
Views: 5760

Re: Oliver Whales floor-standing & counter-top 3D stereoviewers

The Ebay machine is a gem, as far as originality is concerned. Do you think it may have started out as a ha'penny machine? The coin slot itself looks to be original.
by brigham
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Oliver Whales allwin with '9 Results' flash
Replies: 35
Views: 3966

Re: Oliver Whales allwin with '9 Results' flash

WOW!
There's a lot more useable '9 Results' backflash than originally apparent.
I'd be inclined to make a '7 Results' topflash, and fill the playfield corners with something unobtrusive, to make a 'machine that never was'.
A sort of Triton or Norvin, to use motorcycle terms...
by brigham
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 1727

Re: Bally Gold Award

You're in one of my all-time favourite seaside towns, but I'm unlikely to be over that way this time of year. First thing I would do in this instance is slide out the mech, and clean and examine all the contact sets, and the multi-plug/socket arrangement for loose pins. Do you have an AVOmeter? With...
by brigham
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Old and the New
Replies: 16
Views: 2077

Re: Old and the New

A 1992 gsxr 1100?
That's...that's...Japanese, isn't it?