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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby coppinpr » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:28 pm

Although the two pink allwins came to BP and me as a joint venture through our www.penny-arcade.info website, this is the first time I've heard the history and I will for sure laminate it up and mount inside the finished machine.

I've now removed the paint from the door - turns out it's first coat of paint was white, then deep purple before it acquired its green and pink livery.

The backflash was completely covered in a rough white corrosion. To my surprise, this rubbed off to expose a very bright and clean backflash. Unfortunately, long splits and very bad buckling mean it's not salvageable, so it's going to be replaced. The mechanics are all there and working. It does have a makeshift internal coin drop from the coin entry to the coin chute, so I'll need to find one of those.

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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby badpenny » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:54 pm

john t peterson wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:09 pm
It's the humanity behind these machines that ultimately binds us together. A nice story, BP, complete with charitable work all around.
Well done. !THUMBS!

J Peterson
Allwins 4 all, USA
Thanks for all the comments guys. It's good, every now and again to give back a bit to this hobby of ours.

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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby coppinpr » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm

Well the interesting bit is finished, paint removed, new backflash, top flash, replacement lock, and a couple of springs, plus a good polish up for the chrome... Now for the case :#:
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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby jimmy55 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:32 pm

You don't hang around Paul! Looks really good.

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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby special when lit » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:11 pm

Lovely job.

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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:44 pm

What did strike me as odd is all seven spaces on the ball gallery are set as winners. I'm no expert on allwins, but I seem to see all others with a lose at each end? The gallery and internal ball hopper are definitely original and have no way of delivering a loser. Was this common? With the ball return set to free play on a win it seems to make the machine a poor earner for sure.
As you can see the ball gallery was one of those areas that needed a bit of work :lol:
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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby john t peterson » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:54 pm

These sweets allwins normally keep the ball if it misses the gallery "win" slots and drops down to the out hole at the bottom of the interior rail. Most that I've seen even have a small metal piece that swings from a nail right over the out hole which stops the ball as it careens around the bottom of the rail. If your game just drops the ball back into play, you should be able to make an interior adjustment to prevent this and make the punter put in another penny for another go.

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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby coppinpr » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:17 pm

No, you misunderstand me, the machine has the usual internal switch to allow the operator to switch from free ball on a win to dead ball on a win. I've intentionally got it on free ball as I'm not trying to make a profit. :D It the ball misses the gallery it does fall into the drain and is a loser, but even with the free ball on a win switched off the machine is a poor earner with seven winning tubes on the gallery.

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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby brigham » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:52 am

There is either a 'lost' hole, or one or more 'lost' tubes in the gallery.
I can't say I've noticed both, although I imagine itinerant operators have created some.

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Re: Win a Spangles... I do like a challenge

Postby badpenny » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:33 am

Not all allwins have a lose hole at either end of the gallery.
If they do then they have the metal shoulders at each end which deadens the energy and makes the ball drop into the lose holes.

Without the shoulders it's much more difficult to power the ball into the centre of the gallery without it hitting a pin and bouncing off and into the lose gulley.

I'd bet a bottle of Scotch you could easily lose the vast majority of games with that set up.
I'd also have a tenner on the Dalai Lama …… if I were a Tibetan Man.

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