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Re: Silver Jubilee - strange payout?

Postby brigham » Thu May 21, 2020 8:17 am

We in the slot-machine fancy are the guardians of British culture, as far as our traditional money is concerned.
The stamp-collectors believe that they fulfil that role; they do not.
I recently heard one pronounce "Three Ha'pence" as "One and a Half Old Pee".
I kid you not!

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Re: Silver Jubilee - strange payout?

Postby brianjc » Sun May 24, 2020 3:11 pm

Brilliant!

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Re: Silver Jubilee - Restoration....

Postby brianjc » Mon May 25, 2020 5:42 pm

Hi Guys,

Ok, I’m going to finally plunge into restoring this bandit, love it bits!

To date I’ve left the mech alone but only maintained it with just the odd oiling using 3 in 1 and sewing machine oil to the clock mechanism, plus adjusting the double jackpot mechanism to fill up both columns (fascinating!).

The mech I believe really needs to be stripped down as it still has old thick black grease but will leave it for now.

The main restoration will be on the front door aesthetics and cash box access door, I’ve ordered a bench polishing wheel kit on eBay as well as paint stripper, also, QUIXX Xerapol Acrylic Plastic Polish for the awards, jackpot and reel apertures.

I may try and polish out the aluminium front door or spay it keeping it fire engine red? Pictures from start to finish will be uploaded in the next week or so.

I spoke to Henry Powell a while back, lovely guy, and asked to have the machine converted from 6d to 20p coins which will cost around £90, which sounds appealing.

Any tips and tricks please let me know.

Ta, Brian.

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Re: Silver Jubilee - strange payout?

Postby treefrog » Mon May 25, 2020 6:30 pm

Does not seem unreasonable from Henry for the conversion as it involves a number of parts including Tub, slides, posts, coin acceptor etc..I suspect a shilling machine is closer to 20p and some parts could be reused like coin tube.

I have tried polishing myself with limited success and bought a decent bench grinder motor, huge mop and polish kit....almost lost my arm, made a mess of the walls and put it all away I frustration . After two years went back to the various mops and polishes/soaps and found they had all gone hard.....so have stuck to elbow grease, fine wire wool and metal polish :cool:

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Re: Silver Jubilee - strange payout?

Postby aristomatic » Mon May 25, 2020 6:33 pm

I'd suggest, if paint is original, to think again before stripping any paint off. Option would be to do best job possible, polishing paintwork & brightwork. Then you'll have actually seen the bandit in its best possible state, without it being stripped and repainted. If at that point, you still want to repaint it, then you can still repaint. It would be more work, but at least you have seen what it could have looked like before making the decision.

Just a suggestion

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Re: Silver Jubilee - strange payout?

Postby brianjc » Mon May 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Thanks guys,

I'll sent you some pics in a mo. The paint needs in my view needs stripping, as to the the aluminium, polishing I think just needs good brute force!

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Re: Silver Jubilee - strange payout?

Postby brianjc » Mon May 25, 2020 7:19 pm

Pictures as promised.
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Re: Silver Jubilee - strange payout?

Postby badpenny » Mon May 25, 2020 7:49 pm

Here's mine.

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My Inspection label is signed by Kevin Nutt (one of the sons in Nutt, Muddle & Sons) He was relinquished to the quality department after his Father described him as "Couldn't sell a Turkey on Thanksgiving Day"

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The paint on mine was in an atrocious state, so I stripped it back with the view to polishing it.
By the time I got all of the paint off I realised why you never see them burnished. The casting was a mixture of different coloured metals. Further investigation suggested the darker patches were more lead based than anything. They obviously came out of the moulds with the surface of a ploughed field. The major irregularities being blobbed with solder or similar, mere gouges and pock marks filled with a blob of paint.

Still not so bad as a Sega casting I once took back to metal, that had some sort of Industrial Filler holding it together. At least The Jub has metal under the paint.
When it comes to the mech, stripping it down just to clean it could be risky. You don't need to go that far. Stripping it down because of a significant issue or even because you want to find out everything that makes it work is cool. However I bet there's very few amongst us who can honestly deny having bought a working machine only to mend it until we broke it.

BP !!COOEE!!

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Re: Silver Jubilee - strange payout?

Postby brianjc » Mon May 25, 2020 8:26 pm

Thanks, yours looks fantastic. Signed by Mr Nutt Jr surely is history even though he was a knob!

Prefer red as the reel unit strip edges are red, I assume original?

And, you have the same coin inspection window! are these rare?

Also, some idiot decided to remove one of the diamond fruit emblems from the door, been trying to find one. Henry Powell said he would try and help but probably too busy!

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Re: Silver Jubilee - Restoration....

Postby brigham » Tue May 26, 2020 8:27 am

brianjc wrote:
Mon May 25, 2020 5:42 pm

I spoke to Henry Powell a while back, lovely guy, and asked to have the machine converted from 6d to 20p coins which will cost around £90, which sounds appealing.

It sounds APPALLING!

You have a collector's item here; in my opinion it needs conserving, not modernising.

It is on the original denomination, even confirmed by the delivery label. There cannot be many as good as this still in existence.


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