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R&W Allwin Restoration

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:01 pm
by JC
Mark Monroe wrote a very interesting article for issue 71, giving an account of the restoration of his Ruffler & Walker Fill ‘em Up allwin. Having stripped off the nasty yellow paint job and continued with stripping and cleaning the mechanism, polishing the case etc., Mark was left with one last job, to find a missing part – the payout knob. The knobs on these R&W machines are large cast aluminium jobbies, more like door knobs. They have to be large as there is a lot of mechanism to shift when the knob is turned. As an original knob was not available, Mark decided to cast his own – something most of us would not even have contemplated. As he didn’t have the facilities to cast in aluminium, Mark used a white metal known as ‘Prince August’, which is more commonly used for producing toy soldiers. As it has a relatively low melting point, it is an ideal material for the home hobbyist.

Mark emailed me a large number of pictures to accompany the article, most of which I was unable to use – partly due to space, but also due to the fact they are quite dark and would have looked pretty awful in b&w. So here they are:

Re: R&W Allwin Restoration

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:33 pm
by andydotp
What a terrific post - thanks JC and well done Mark on a superb restoration job.

Re: R&W Allwin Restoration

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:17 pm
by 13rebel
Hear hear! **xXx**