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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:22 pm
by cait001
mr merrivale wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:36 pm
Bought this little lot ready for no3 arcade if I get round to opening, if things settle down in a year's time.
Really intrigued by that The Smithy and Slope Challenge. Can you post more pics later? What's the gameplay like?

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:46 am
by brigham
I don't suppose the No.3 Arcade could perhaps be located on Saltburn Pier?

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:05 pm
by mr merrivale
Sorry I'm not going to open at Saltburn pier, but a great idea.
I look forward to their call..............
The Smithy is a good machine and were made quite a few years back (maybe 20) by Pete Barson from Banbury.
The Ski Slope Challenge is a really fun machine to play and you need to play it time and time again. The control knob and payout cup are away being rechromed.
It was built by JC Amusements.
The Zig Zag again great to play based on the large steer a coin machines.
Again built by JC Amusements, both these machines are fantastically well built and I am very proud to own these.
Thanks Jerry for making the lovely machines.

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:37 pm
by pennymachines


Pete's machines were based upon the machine below, which was, in turn, based upon an earlier game.

BMCo. Gretna Green Smithy in action.


Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:37 pm
by cait001
LOL @ that first video.

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:26 am
by arrgee
Not seen the BMCo 'Wonder Win' backflash before. Have the graphics been painted on the original orange backflash? Looks to have had a guard and arrow around the payout knob added as well. Interesting how operators up-dated their machines to reflect the (then) modern contemporary machines.

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:54 am
by pennymachines
We discussed this same Wonder Win in 2015. It's odd because it looks half BMCo. and half Wondermatics. The flash is Wonders: see Wonder List - Alternative Wonder Win Back Flash. This was more or less reused on Wonders Bonus.

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Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:44 am
by arrgee
Thanks Mr pm - your memory for items on this site is astonishing!
penny machines wrote:It's odd because it looks half BMCo. and half Wondermatics.

Perhaps Wondermatics also bought up some of the old BMCo stock (as well as Oliver Whales) to be used on their early machines?

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:14 pm
by mr merrivale
I too believe Wonders bought old stock off BMCO as I've seen at least one, maybe two, others the same as this one over the years.

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:17 pm
by JC
I missed the original 2015 thread, which would have been around the time I bought this little allwin from Mervyn, which I've had operating down at Brighton until recently.
I can confirm that it is a BMCo, which has been 'Wondered' - it has had a Wonders 'roof' added, plus of course the backflash. For those not familiar with either BMCo or Wonders allwins, BMCo are considerably smaller, so the backflash has been reduced.
However, this is not a recent modification - it has definite age. I have often wondered whether this (what might have been seen at the time) modernisation was actually carried out by Wondermatics.
But I don't think I'd go along with the notion of Wondermatics buying up BMCo stock. Oliver Whales was trading back in the '30s - Wonders were not. I don't think we've established how far back Wondermatics go, but I doubt it would have been the '40s (when BMCo ex stock would have been available).

Jerry