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Arcade of working models at Portsmouth Naval dockyard

Postby coppinpr » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:08 am

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I may have missed it but Ive never seen any mention of an arcade of working models at the historic naval dockyard at Portsmouth (home of the Victory,Mary Rose, etc) I was there a couple of weeks ago and saw this arcade although it was locked and dark it did seem to be being redecorated,perhaps prior to opening ? Its hard to see right now but looks to be a large number of working models,laughing sailor etc, cant see if they are original or not as yet. Ill be there again on Wednesday of this week and will try to photo. Anyone know more about it?

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Re: Arcade of working models at Portsmouth Naval dockyard

Postby badpenny » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:15 am

I remember this thread from 5 years ago* (Now merged above). So an update would be nice, please.

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Re: Arcade of working models at Portsmouth Naval dockyard

Postby coppinpr » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:40 pm

Made my visit to Portsmouth Historic dockyard today and found the machines I mentioned above now moved to a cosy corner next to the gents toilets and all marked "out of order". I suspect their new home is being decorated. There are eleven machines in all including a mutoscope, a Laughing Sailor, two cranes and six working models and a fortune teller. I took very quick photos as I needed to remove the out of order signs and I don't think I was supposed to actually be mucking about near them (especially with a camera outside the gents toilets). Please excuse the old duck who appears to be trying to get in with the sailor.
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Re: Arcade of working models at Portsmouth Naval dockyard

Postby moonriver » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:46 pm

Yes, I'd like all of those please ! When can you deliver them? !!YIPPEE!!

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Portsmouth historic dock

Postby watlingman » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:26 am

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Been in Portsmouth this weekend and visited the historic docks to see the victory and Mary rose whilst I was there popped into the souvenir/eatery shop for a coffee on the way to the toilets across the back wall to my amazement are a collection of working bygone machines the sort of stuff we crave on here just wish I had taken pictures of all of them but here's what I did get! Definitely worth a visit!
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Re: Portsmouth historic dock

Postby treefrog » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:11 am

Think some of your piccies failed to load, but did see them on the Facebook group. Nice to see them all without “out of order signs” probably a persistent issue for the operator of old arcade machines.....as per the two previous reports over the last 8 years* !!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: Arcade of working models at Portsmouth Naval dockyard

Postby sweetmeats » Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:48 pm

These machines are part of the Clive Baker collection.

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Re: Arade of working models at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard

Postby coppinpr » Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:58 pm

This is good news - the last time I was there all the machines were either out of order or turned front to the wall. The area they were in was not being used. Seems they have returned to life and been given a revamped area (although in the same general area). !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Arade of working models at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard

Postby brigham » Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:34 am

Jolly Jack.
Place FOUR SHILLINGS in slot!
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