Aristocrat Starlite queries

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Re: Aristocrat Starlite queries

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What made you think the machine was on new penny? Normally when these machines were converted during decimalisation they would reduce payout to 10 coins and in the process chop the vertical fingers. Your machine is probably on 6D.
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Re: Aristocrat Starlite queries

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Well spotted!
It ISN'T a conversion at all. It's just been used on new penny, because it happens to work.
I'll wager all it needs is a bag of tanners and a badge.
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Re: Aristocrat Starlite queries

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There was apparently a 1p denominator (is that the correct term?) attached to it at one time (he handed this over with the machine).

But still pre-decimal... Yesss!!! To my mind far preferable!

Even as a newbie, it's logical that all the oddity with the pay-out adds up to it still being on 6d...
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Re: Aristocrat Starlite queries

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Quick calculator bash... about 25 cm of pay-out tube... 6d at about 1.4mm thick... 200 or so needed?
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Re: Aristocrat Starlite queries

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It's on Fruit reels, rather than Poker, so you'll be OK to use cheaply-available British tanners.
I have one still carrying the original 'Pokie' reels, and so I set out to buy genuine Australian sixpences.
They are scarce, and prices are phenomenal! Seems the Aussies didn't bother to remove the silver content, leading to high scrappage rates and consequent rarity.
I bought three, just for demonstration purposes!
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Re: Aristocrat Starlite queries

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Not the case. The first Aristocrats coming to U.K. all came with poker strips for U.K. use, including Clubmasters and Sheerline models. These are not machine made for Aussie market.
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Starlite sixpenny advice, a thank-you

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Topic merged - Site Admin.

Prompted by my enquiries about the incorrect pay-out amounts from my Aristocrat Starlite, those with more knowledge than me suggested that it had might have been 'converted' to new pennies with just the application of a 1p denominator badge to replace the old 6d one.

Having scrounged 2 dozen tanners and after emptying the pennies from the feed tube, I've dropped the tanners in and cycled the winning combinations...

Those who predicted that it would still have the pre-decimal slides in it were bang on! Correct pay-out each time now. I'm thrilled.

THANK YOU... I'm pretty sure I'd have never sussed this.

Before I dive into the Ebay shark tank to buy a couple of hundred 6d coins at inflated prices... Can anybody tell me of a source at reasonable cost please?

And while I'm at it... I'm going to need a 6d badge for the top... Any suggestions?

thanks again....

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Re: Starlite sixpenny advice, a thank-you

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The badges were actually stickers on these, so not a badge. It would be possible to copy an original and print on stick paper.

You asked about pictures, my machines are not accessible at the moment due to lockdown, so I would have done a few of good condition machines. I only have a four reeler Sheerline and scruffy machine near me.

Sixpences are all over eBay, just search, even I have a bag of 200 on at a ridiculous price
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/224345045589
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Re: Starlite sixpenny advice, a thank-you

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I'm going to need a 6d badge for the top... Any suggestions?
I'll make you a new badge if you want (if you will make a £2 donation to my website upkeep to cover the cost/postage), but there are two options. many had just a round disc with "6d" on it, but yours,in its original persona, would have had a rectangle with "6d, to reserve turn knob" on it, this we can tell because yours has two buttons/knobs near the coin entry, the one closest to the coin entry would have swiveled across to close off the coin entry when reserved, this has most likely been removed.
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Re: Starlite sixpenny advice, a thank-you

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Done... and thank you.
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