The Repair Shop BBC 1

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safetyman1005
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The Repair Shop BBC 1

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Just watched the 'Repair Shop' on BBC1 [Series 4 Episode 5], if you want to watch it.

Where they restored a 'Win/Place' machine.

They made an excellent job of cleaning all parts but a shame they didn't replace back of cabinet and put some locks on it.
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It's on record download. !!THUMBSX2!!
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Yes, it was nice not to be over restored.....I would have changed the clear plastic though...
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Hi all, The Win and Place had been in the workshop for some time. It was on the floor at the back. I think he made a good job of it. Sadly, the ball hammer won't last five minutes. I have tried soldering them in - they don't last long.
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Did they really put a handle on instead of a lock? lol, I'd of been devastated picking that up with no back on it haha, bet it wasnt cheap neither.
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The repair shop is the best programme on TV by far, and I bet there is a lot of people on here with broken machines that haven't worked for years. Trouble is, I bet you need a back story / family connection before they would consider putting you on the programme.
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Do they repair for free? They never say. I know you need a back story. There used to be a USA version called Rick's restoration in Vegas. I've been on a tour there when I was in Las Vegas. He does a really good job on his projects. We could do with a business like that in the UK.
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Could be one soon jimmy ;)
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Yesterday there was a pre flipper pin table. A Spry Ball pinball as discussed in another post. Watching it live today I see in the title sequence an electro mechanical pinball and what looks like a mutoscope reel.
So worth keeping watching future episodes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-6
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Apparently, they're doing a one armed bandit next week.
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