Bryan’s Clock Hands

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Hope someone can help. I’ve got a 12 stop Bryan’s clock with jackpot. It’s had a replacement hour hand at some point, which I’ve removed. Trouble is I need a replacement, or a template as to the dimensions so I can make one.
My second question, was it normal for the hour hand to be soldered to the brass sleeve it’s fitted to ?
Thirdly, are there instructions anywhere for setting the minute hand correctly once I replace the clock face ? And possible the hour hand too seeing as it has a jackpot.
Thanks in advance
Dave
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I can't provide the template at present but I think your other questions are answered here.
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Thanks Jerry, don’t suppose you know how to set the machine to a jackpot win?
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Hi Dave

The hour hand on mine is 35mm shorter than the minute hand,
Just measure the spindle diameter for the hole size.

To set up both hands correctly, put the mechanism in the jackpot position.
IF your not sure how to do this, here goes.
Lift up the pecker blade from the index wheel, now turn the index wheel until pecker blade will slot into the 12 win position.
IF it will only go halfway down the slot, this means only the minute hand is at the 12 o'clock position. Repeat this until the pecker blade goes all the way down. Now the mechanism is at jack pot position. Leave in this position now to fix the hands.

The hour hand on mine was soldered to the brass spindle. If you want to do it this way, you will need to take the mech out of the case, and take off the clock face so not to burn it. After soldering you can now refit the clock face, refitting is a bit fiddly because yo need to get the hour hand through the hole in the clock face. Now after doing this hopefully your solder will hold mine didn't.
After doing this 3 or 4 times of trying, I threw the towel in with the solder :dammit:.
So plan B, doing it this way you can leave the mech in the case, and no need to take off the clock face. From the front of the clock take off the surround and the glass. Now using an epoxy 2 part adhesive, glue the hour hand to the spindle at 12 o clock position, and leave for 24 hours. Now bolt on the minute hand at 12 o clock. It's much easier with the glue, I did this with mine over 12 months ago, it gets played a lot, and is still fine.

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Thanks very much Derek, I’ll give that a try once I’ve made myself a new hour hand. Mine was a bodged tin plate hour hand on top of the original broken one. I was already considering using a 2 part epoxy for ease. Thanks
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Not sure it helps, but this was the one I had. It wasn't the hand that was broken on mine, it was one of the teeth.
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Thank you for that Alan, as there doesn’t seem to be a template anywhere, this helps me to design one myself.
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dirk55 wrote: Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:18 pm
Lift up the pecker blade from the index wheel, now turn the index wheel until pecker blade will slot into the 12 win position.
IF it will only go halfway down the slot, this means only the minute hand is at the 12 o'clock position. Repeat this until the pecker blade goes all the way down. Now the mechanism is at jack pot position. Leave in this position now to fix the hands.
Is this the pecker and index plate you refer to ? I have actually hit the 12 coin win before so I know it works, but the plate over this slot seems to stop the pecker from entering.
Any idea what this plate and nut is for?
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Does anyone know if this is in the resource file (before I start to draw it)?
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Re: Bryan’s Clock Hands

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Hi Dave
That is a spring loaded plate that can be adjusted to make it easier or harder for the blade to be inserted. For Home use it's better to adjust it to its maximum open position.
Derek
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