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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:33 pm
by brigham
It reflects the value of today's pound.

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:28 pm
by pauljt71
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.

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:58 am
by brigham
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.

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:01 pm
by pauljt71
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............

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:27 pm
by brigham
It certainly can't be called 'flimsy'.
Good idea to add the second axle.

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:38 pm
by pauljt71
Today has been first fit on the rounding boards........paintwork starts next week.

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:33 pm
by arrgee
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.

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

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

BP :!?!:

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:45 am
by brigham
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.

Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:14 am
by pauljt71
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.

BP :!?!:
Love it 😂