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by pennymachines
Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: WELCOME (Please read before posting in the Forum)
Replies: 1
Views: 18504

WELCOME (Please read before posting in the Forum)

Please do not use the Forum to advertise items "Wanted" or "For Sale". Such postings will be deleted. If you wish trade on this site, please post them in the Auction & Market . In the interests of Forum members' personal security and to protect ourselves from prosecution, we...
by pennymachines
Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Ripplers: repro & real
Replies: 56
Views: 17730

Re: Ripplers: repro & real

by pennymachines
Thu Mar 24, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Ripplers: repro & real
Replies: 56
Views: 17730

Re: Ripplers: repro & real

Whoah! That's fighting talk. I couldn't disagree with you more. :X!X: Ok many of the pre-war German machines are Golden age classics but the "coffee-house style" products of the mid to late fifties are definitely silver age. :didact: There was no other period like it in the history of the ...
by pennymachines
Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: MAKE YOUR OWN SLOT MACHINE
Replies: 0
Views: 6518

MAKE YOUR OWN SLOT MACHINE

Tim Hunkin explains how to MAKE YOUR OWN SLOT MACHINE
by pennymachines
Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: I don't like the new front page.
Replies: 4
Views: 5215

You can click the flags as well as the "holes" now.
I agree, it was a bit counter-intuitive.
by pennymachines
Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: I don't like the new front page.
Replies: 4
Views: 5215

Hi Vince, You can't ruffle my feathers (I'm all fur). Sorry you don't like it, but thanks for your comments. You're right, the front page is a showoff page. It's supposed to say - hey this site is fun and worth a look. But it's also designed to provide a quick overview of all the main areas of the s...
by pennymachines
Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Penny Slot Diorama Railway Memories
Replies: 10
Views: 4824

Re: Coin-operated train set

Did it look like this? I was just reviewing Darren Hesketh's new book Penny-in-the-Slot Automata & the Working Model when I read your question. It seems likely this is the one you saw - it's at Edwardian Seaside Fun, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool. A long-established favourite that can still be seen ...
by pennymachines
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Work in Progress...
Replies: 7
Views: 13318

In deference to members still reluctant to swap their Babbage Difference Engines for a modern PC, I've added a Flash Off button (see bottom of navigator bar). This should speed things up a bit on a slow connection too. Also just finished - Automatic Updates recording the most recent dates of Forum, ...
by pennymachines
Wed Feb 16, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Test Your Skill
Replies: 0
Views: 3468

Test Your Skill

I bought this Test Your Skill game from a collector in Somerset last year and finally collected it yesterday. His wife spotted it in an antique shop where, all covered in white gloss paint, it looked like a kitchen cabinet. I've not seen one quite like it before and it carries no manufacturer's labe...
by pennymachines
Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: and here are the pics!!
Replies: 1
Views: 3951

The door and mech certainly look 100% BMco. but I can't put a name to it. Far as I know, they never made a reserve ball machine so I think you're right to assume it wasn't. The Reserve ball feature seems to have been pretty much exclusive to German allwins and a few British and French copies of Germ...