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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby brigham » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:33 pm

It reflects the value of today's pound.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:28 pm

brigham wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:21 pm
It's looking good.
...but why would anyone keep old pennies in stacks of TEN?
From a commercial perspective I need to charge £1 for 10 coins. This way in the event that people walk off with them instead of play them in the machines I am not out of pocket. They are in effect playing with 10 pence per coin.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby brigham » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:58 am

Sorry about the misunderstanding.
The comment was intended to reflect my concern for preserving our national heritage, rather than a criticism of your business plan.
People need to become familiar with the handling and working of our heritage currency, otherwise, like the Welsh language, it will die out.
I feel that we in the slot machine fraternity are the custodians of more than just machinery.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:01 pm

So the latest is that the shutters and wooden pillars to cover the metal uprights are all completed.

Rounding boards next and then the painting starts. Then the lights............
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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby brigham » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:27 pm

It certainly can't be called 'flimsy'.
Good idea to add the second axle.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:38 pm

Today has been first fit on the rounding boards........paintwork starts next week.
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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby arrgee » Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 pm

brigham wrote:People need to become familiar with the handling and working of our heritage currency, like the Welsh language, it will die out. I feel that we in the slot machine fraternity are the custodians of more than just machinery
Interesting comments Brigham and I quite agree, however, it is probably not widely known, but as a decimalisation experiment, the first attempt at English decimal currency was 171 years ago in 1849 when the government introduced the florin ( 2/-) which as most of us know was one tenth of a £, it only took 122 years to fully implement the system, but I guess that's par for the course when talking politics. Interestingly it was the last coin of the 'old coinage' to be withdrawn back in 1993.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby badpenny » Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:17 pm

I can't see decimalisation catching on when all is said and done.
It'll just scare the horses and stop them laying eggs.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby brigham » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:45 am

Inflation would have eliminated it in any case; although it isn't clear whether the 'great inflation' of the early 'seventies was CAUSED by decimalisation, or whether decimalisation was a device to conceal the magnitude of it.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:14 am

badpenny wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:17 pm
I can't see decimalisation catching on when all is said and done.
It'll just scare the horses and stop them laying eggs.

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Love it 😂


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