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Re: Help required assembling Buckley Digger

Postby jingle » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:46 am

i have a lot of parts for cranes
but i cant remember whats there
i do have some pictures somewhere

if you can post some pictures of the parts
you think you may need
i will check
what area are you in?

bob

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Anyone have a Buckley digger deluxe on here?

Postby clubconsoles » Fri Feb 04, 2011 9:49 pm

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OK people.
I seem to have hit the buffers with my quest for help with my crane restoration!
I would like to take some digital pictures to help to put mine back together as mine was bought stripped down ready for resto.
I would consider paying a small fee to anyone who could arrange for me to get some pictures of this Crane, would travel anywhere in the UK!
I have already pm'd a member on here who has mentioned he has one but alas, he did not respond to my request to see it! !PUZZLED!

Here is a pic of the EXACT model I have!

http://www.arcade-history.com/pages/pop ... =22362.jpg

Regards,

Nigel.

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby blikspeelgoed » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:35 pm

Hello Nigel,

Just bought the same model (in very bad condition although mechanism seems original and complete) but I'm missing the metal top and side doors. If you have pics for me from the top and how it's constructed, I can help you out with the mechanism.

Regards.

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Buckley digger

Postby clubconsoles » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:01 pm

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Always wanted to restore one of these and have just started this one.
Well, the plating, anyway.
I acquired it from California.
Cost an arm and a leg already. The bottom casting was so big I had to drive two hours to find a plating tank big enough.
Aren't platers a fussy lot!
You try telling them you have 80 year old cast iron that needs plating and watch them say they have too much other work all of a sudden.
Apparently, cast iron taints the liquid used in the process and it has to be changed afterwards??
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Re: Buckley digger

Postby pennymachines » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:41 pm

Hi Nigel,

I've been following your dogged efforts to acquire and restore a Buckley Digger Deluxe since you started this thread in 2010. I admire your determination and look forward to seeing the crane restored to its full Art Deco glory.

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Re: Buckley digger

Postby clubconsoles » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:22 pm

Hi Pennymachines,
Yes, it would have been a lot quicker and cheaper if I had bought the one in Nic Costa's auction at Christies a few years back!
Although I did bid on it I just didn't have deep enough pockets to come up with the winning bid.
Now it's the opposite, I have the money, but no time!
I guess it will finally be finished when I retire??? :dammit:

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Re: Buckley Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:26 pm

blikspeelgoed wrote:Hello Nigel,

Just bought the same model (in very bad condition although mechanism seems original and complete) but I'm missing the metal top and side doors. If you have pics for me from the top and how it's constructed, I can help you out with the mechanism.

Regards.
I even went for a short break to the Netherlands to meet Timo, the owner of the above digger.
I had a good look at his resto and learned a lot from it and we also had missing parts for each other that we had made and/or acquired.
Now THAT'S what you call dedication to the coin machine hobby!!

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Re: Buckley digger

Postby lepingouinmecanique » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:57 pm

Hi Nigel,
It is always good to keep some activity when you retire!
But I suggest maybe you can rush a little to have it ready in 20 years... for the 100 year anniversary of the crane! !!THUMBSX2!!

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part required for Buckley Crane / Digger

Postby clubconsoles » Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:48 pm

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Bit of a long shot this, but I am attempting to restore a Buckley Chicago digger and I bought it in pieces so as well as spending an arm and a leg on plating last year, I have the added bonus of finding there are pieces missing as I go along.

What fun, NOT! :NBG:
Well, here is the crane in its current state!
The part I am looking for I can only describe as a "miniature railway crossing gate" looking thingy.
It is actually lifted up and down by the lobe nearest the motor on the cam and prevents players from using the locator to adjust the crane whilst it is in motion, so I think it is a good idea to have it in place to stop any undue strain on aging metal parts in the mechanism.
I have attached two pics, one with the "railway gate" pictured and one with it missing, which is mine. :#:

Can anybody help me with this part? :tarah:
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Present state of restoration
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My digger, sadly lacking these parts
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parts in place on Buckley Jewel Box crane

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Re: part required for Buckley Crane / Digger

Postby jingle » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:35 pm

So the part your looking for
Is the same as the jewel box part you have pictured

Or the one above
:!?!:


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