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Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:14 am

Thought I would share with you all the progress of my mini Penny Arcade Trailer Project.

As a full time entertainer I have for some time wanted to add a Penny Arcade to the other attractions I offer.

What follows is the ongoing story of how I am converting an old market trader's trailer into a purpose build and traditionally painted fairground Arcade.

So here is the trailer back end of last year when I collected it.

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First job was to strengthen the chassis and add a second axle....those Mills Machines are heavy!

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I decided to add a towing eye rather than the usual hitch as this would make the trailer less “nickable” when at a site...

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I want the Arcade to look like an authentic fairground “joint” and so have added floorboarding to hide the checker plate. It also further strengthens the floor for the machines to stand on.

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Now the fun bit starts as I design the “flash”, rounding boards and shutters.

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On a rainy day I made a coin tray to take old pennies in stacks of 10...

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Currently at the artwork and paint design stages. More to follow as work progresses.....hope you like it so far 😀
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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby john t peterson » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:57 am

Brilliant! You can park it for free in my yard anytime. Keep those pictures coming as work progresses.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby badpenny » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:17 pm

Looking very professional Paul, and knowing where you've sent it to be painted I can't wait to see the finished product.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby 13rebel » Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:31 pm

Looking great, best of luck with the project.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby scorpa163 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:21 pm

When you get fully operational let the forum know and we will come and play on your machines.

pauljt71
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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:27 pm

I certainly will. 😀

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby brigham » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:21 pm

It's looking good.
...but why would anyone keep old pennies in stacks of TEN?

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby highfield » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:07 pm

Ten for a £ maybe :lol:

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby brigham » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:24 pm

Ten for a Pound?
I prefer to work in whole numbers!

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby moonriver » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:52 pm

I prefer 6 for £1.


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