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by brigham
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In

I wasn't aware that it was for sale...
by brigham
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In

If it has uniselectors, it's likely to be a flasher. I wonder how the 'LOSE' indication works. On the only EdiStan machine I have, (Greyhound Stadium), the loser is shown when the odds and the winning dog don't match. Perhaps a hidden word 'LOST' lights up when the table has stopped flashing. I can'...
by brigham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In

I'd like a close-up of the mech.
Soon tell if it's really a flasher, with a good pic or two. Would explain the apparent absence of anything to detect a win, though.
by brigham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In
Replies: 15
Views: 634

Re: Wheel em in

It doubtless tips up at the end of each play. I can't work out how it detects a win, though.
Could be Pugh Automatics. Definitely my type of machine.
by brigham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence
Replies: 31
Views: 1373

Re: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence

If the labels &c. on the machine refer to 6d, then it has obviously worked on that coin. I'd say that it would be easiest to concentrate on finding or adapting parts on that basis. It also preserves the UK provenance. Like the Model T Ford, I would much prefer an example which had actually worked in...
by brigham
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project
Replies: 87
Views: 4931

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Inflation would have eliminated it in any case; although it isn't clear whether the 'great inflation' of the early 'seventies was CAUSED by decimalisation, or whether decimalisation was a device to conceal the magnitude of it.
by brigham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence
Replies: 31
Views: 1373

Re: Duo-Mat machine on 6 pence

The German penny, or pfennig, is smaller than a sixpence, being 16.5mm as opposed to about 19.3mm for the 'tanner'.
by brigham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Brenco Swinging Swinger
Replies: 9
Views: 516

Re: Brenco Swinging Swinger

Were they stored 'out of use' at Barry's, then?
If not, how did they escape the horror of decimalisation?
by brigham
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from N. Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Hi from N. Ireland

Great to have original sales material with a machine. Icing on the cake.

Have they done anything about the gaming rules yet? I just couldn't get used to playing machines that weren't permitted to pay out!
by brigham
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from N. Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 1082

Re: Hi from N. Ireland

Oh! Bangor, Co. Down, then?
I love those seaside towns, they're so much like the Yorkshire ones were in the '60s.
...And the Fry at the Strand Bakery in Newcastle is amazing!
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