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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby badpenny » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:23 pm

treefrog wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:03 am
........ the ones taking the most money, probably why arcades were full of Aristocrats.........

One thing I can say, I would throw all my Jennings and Mills machines in a river, to keep some of my my Aristo’s...... :HaHa:
I have to agree with you Tom, I still wouldn't turn my nose up at an Aussie m/c. I guess Paul's need is to standardise all of his machines on old penny. I think the only ones I've ever seen were a trio of Arcadians and that was thirty odd years ago.

Merely out of idle curiosity, I don't really know why this occurs to me but these seem to be the rivers closest to you and I was wondering which ones are your favourite?
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River Alde
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River Blyth, Suffolk
River Box
River Brett
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River Deben
River Dove, Suffolk
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River Gipping
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River Kennett
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River Lark
River Little Ouse
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Minsmere River
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Butley River
River Orwell
Oulton Dyke
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River Rat
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River Stour, Suffolk
Stour Brook
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River Waveney
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River Yox

BP :!?!:

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:57 am

treefrog wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:03 am
Paul I can see the signature on the artwork, Thomas Tooley I assume of Tooley Amusements if one and the same and looking at some of his work and fairground pieces, stunning. Also saw your website, great selection of entertainment offered, hope business is OK in these crazy times.. !!THUMBSX2!!

http://tooleysamusements.co.uk/

It’s strange times indeed. My entertainment business has suffered terribly. I am relying solely on the income from the vintage roundabout being open at the park at weekends.
My Fairground organ has been at the Skegness vintage fair all summer on the seafront which has helped too! These can be seen on my site www.paultempleentertainments.co.uk

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby moonriver » Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:44 pm

Although you will be operating with little to no competition, with a relatively limited space to fill it's worth putting the best money taking machines on there, and there are machines that will take three times more than others.
I can never get a Bryans clock to ever take any money, whereas a Fruit Bowl does really well and so does Bullion. Wonders Drop a copper, and even Passion Testers take great money too.
Magic machines, or any game that requires the punter to keep turning the handle to complete the game, fail as they get fed up and abandon it part way through, and it's also a one play game and you don't play it twice.
Any game that has a good win return (not just single coin return) will make them want to keep playing, which is why the tipping games do so well. You need games that look and sound like they're paying out all the time, and then punters will keep playing. Once others see that they'll queue and wait to play.
If you can find a compact counter top crane put it on 2 x 1D play, fill it with sweets, sherbet fruits, mini choc bars, small jelly bean packs and similar small stuff. You need it so they win almost every go, put Blu tack on the crane claws so they pick up better.
You'll need to keep filling it frequently, but the buzz of winning all the time will keep them playing and seeing kids walking away with hands full of sweets will make more want to play.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:42 pm

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Thanks for the great input moonriver. I am sure I will be swapping machines as I go along. The Bryans clock is actually the converted glenvil dial with only one hand....not sure how well this will do.


I have put a few of the machines in today. I hope the octopus has enough light and movement to keep people interested. It certainly makes a noise when the coins drop.
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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pennymachines » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:47 pm

Moonriver speaks many words of hard-won operator wisdom. !THUMBS!
The Octopus should rake in money with all nine :o tentacles.
Let me join the chorus of approval for the phenomenal design and execution of Temple's Penny Arcade Project. !!HOORAY!!

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby moonriver » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:50 pm

That's a better version of the Clock for taking money.
I forgot to mention, the optimum operating height for old penny machines is 29 inches off the ground (to the base of the machine), otherwise kids have to be lifted up all the time. As it looks like yours may be higher, you could have a removable low platform step on the ground all around the edge of the trailer which would then cater for all ages. !THUMBS!

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:01 am

moonriver wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:50 pm
...you could have a removable low platform step on the ground all around the edge of the trailer which would then cater for all ages. !THUMBS!
That’s a great thought! It’s going to be interesting going out for the first time this weekend. I will no doubt learn a lot. Pictures to follow. 😀

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby arrgee » Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:14 am

This has got to be one of the best projects to appear on this site for many a year. Look forward to seeing the photos Paul. Let's hope the weather will be kind this weekend.

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby 13rebel » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:28 am

Well said arrgee. The above photo looks stunning. **xXx**

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Re: Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

Postby pauljt71 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:06 pm

It’s going to be a race to the finish. Looks like the final parts of the arcade will not be ready till early Saturday morning. This is the day of opening!

Here is one of the four pillars almost finished.

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Still have the A-board that will disguise the towing hitch and also the buy your penny sign to get completed.

Vistaprint has delivered the business cards today. These will sit in discrete holders around the machines.

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If anyone on here is in the area at the weekend please come and say hello it would be great to put some faces to names.


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