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by tallstory
Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Beromat bremse one arm bandit
Replies: 15
Views: 2364

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

la1606ura wrote: Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:16 pmI have seen pictures of the mechanism with the bar across but I've also seen them without it, so not sure if it's necessary.
As far as I can see, it's the only thing that can open and close the spring in response to the cam moving. Yes, please let us know how you get on.
by tallstory
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Beromat bremse one arm bandit
Replies: 15
Views: 2364

Re: Beromat bremse one arm bandit

My photo shows the spring the guys have mentioned. But isn't part of the arm missing too? It opens the spring to allow a coin to drop into the cash box when the handle is pulled and then closes it at the end of the cycle to allow another coin to lock the handle and operate the arm. I'm a bit hazy on...
by tallstory
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Springs for allwins
Replies: 8
Views: 3282

Re: Springs for allwins

I have made my own and it's easier than you might think using piano wire. It is the thickness of the wire and the spring diameter that determine the strength and you can get these dimensions from the one you want to replace. It takes a bit of experimenting to get the size of the mandrel right as the...
by tallstory
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.
Replies: 262
Views: 97229

Re: Roto-Pool, Roto-Fruit, Rotolite, Electrodart, Bingola, etc.

If you know the resistance (or current) of the unit then it's easy to calculate the resistor (and wattage) of the resistor using Ohms Law (V=IR). Adding this would not cause any operational issues except the heat the resistor would generate. But like Potless, I very much doubt that a 2V excess would...
by tallstory
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Cross head screws
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Cross head screws

Yep mine has a chipboard mech board. Someone decided to cover it in a thick layer of varnish, perhaps to stop flakes falling into the works? Several other great bodges are emerging like over-extended springs, rusty nails and screws as movement stops. Still it manages to work but I won't leave it alo...
by tallstory
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Cross head screws
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Re: Cross head screws

Thanks guys. I was beginning to think they were original but it's good to have some confirmation. I didn't think such early machines had them so I am learning something new each day. !SMARTY!
by tallstory
Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Cross head screws
Replies: 6
Views: 1292

Cross head screws

I have recently bought a Ruffler and Walker 'Many Happy Returns' Allwin. On the front panel and inside it has a mixture of slotted and crosshead screws and initially I thought I would replace the crossheads. But then I saw a photo of another MHR machine that was the same. Now I know that Phillips sc...
by tallstory
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Chipperfields restored and a question
Replies: 6
Views: 1462

Re: Chipperfields restored and a question

Personally I'd put it on the front of the cabinet so all can see it. But you pays your money ...
by tallstory
Sun Mar 14, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Two Regina Beromats restored
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Re: Two Regina Beromats restored

Thanks BP I do have a Cortina Escort three wheeler in the garage too. :lol: I suppose I use the Beromat label because the mechs are almost identical and more people know this term better. I think the problem with the zinc alloy material was getting the mix right (did I read that molybdenum was in sh...
by tallstory
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Two Regina Beromats restored
Replies: 7
Views: 1419

Two Regina Beromats restored

Ages ago I bought two Regina Beromats one arm bandits at an auction in Eastbourne. My plan was to take parts from one to make one working machine - they were both in a parlous state. When I finished the first machine, I thought it would be fun to try and restore the donor machine. It's taken a long ...