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geordy55
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First machine

Postby geordy55 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:12 pm

This was the first machine I bought a couple of years ago and it is the first I’ve done a full restoration on (using my limited knowledge)
The plating was totally shot, the escalator didn’t work correctly and the reels had been ‘modified’ to reduce the winning chances. Stripped everything down to components, managed to rebuild without having any leftover screws!
Anyway, since then I’ve now got a further 11 machines which all need some care and attention.
Addictive ? Never !
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Re: First machine

Postby brigham » Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:23 pm

Lovely job.
Still on New Penny. Is that your preferred denomination?

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Re: First machine

Postby geordy55 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:50 pm

Brigham, it was like that and saved having to change the award cards, marquee, coin chute, escalator and payout slides. I like an easy life.

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Re: First machine

Postby pennymachines » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:09 pm

Brilliant looking job! !THUMBS!
Was it re-chromed?

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Re: First machine

Postby geordy55 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:06 pm

PM, the chromed had difficulty with the fine splines so I just had it polished.

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Re: First machine

Postby dutchboy » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:18 pm

Perfect looking chrome! !THUMBS! How did you polished the machine?

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Re: First machine

Postby geordy55 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:22 pm

I paid a local chroming company to strip what was left of the old chrome and then, because they were not confident of plating chrome into the fine splines on the front, they suggested just polishing the aluminium, which they did.

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Re: First machine

Postby brigham » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:46 am

geordy55 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:50 pm
Brigham, it was like that and saved having to change the award cards, marquee, coin chute, escalator and payout slides. I like an easy life.
Unplayable!

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Re: First machine

Postby geordy55 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:56 am

“Unplayable! “


Why ?

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Re: First machine

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:59 pm

I assume the comment relates to new coinage, if so, the funny thing is how many times I have sold machines to people who want a machine only on current coinage, not coins they don’t possess, so mixed market......


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