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willborl
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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby willborl » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:23 pm

Thanks a lot Coin-op and PM this is a massive help as I'm sure you know how hard stuff like this is to find.

Cheers

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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby willborl » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:42 pm

Quick update:
I have now got the reels spinning and it is paying out (most of the time). There was a ton of old greese in every nook and cranny of the mech wich I cleaned as best I could. After carefully putting some parts back (never done this sort of thing before so as you can imagine I sighed a big sigh of relief when everything fitted back together) I gave the handle a few more pulls and the reels started to spin and are getting smoother as I keep playing it.
Still need to work on paint, lights and converting it to 10p, it is currently on new 1p. Does anyone have a picture of the coin chute? I'm sure the one on mine is DIY conversion
Finally I've rubbed the chrome down a bit with some wire wool just to get some of the old dirt off. As you can see from the picture posted by coin-op the chrome was in a bit of a bad state. Got most of the old gunk off now and it's looking much better.

I'll try to post some pictures when I'm done but not sure how long the rest will take me.

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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby malcymal » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:15 am

These images are great. Just on the subject of making your own award glasses and flashes, what is the best media for printing on to and with what printing type, e.g. high quality laser etc.. I understand it's just a question of sandwiching your image between perspex or glass, but what's the best way for the lighting to work its way through the image? Is there anywhere you can go with your cleaned up image and get it screen printed? if that's what they call it?? malc

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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby slotalot » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:12 pm

malcymal wrote:These images are great. Just on the subject of making your own award glasses and flashes,
I can see that you don’t subscribe to the Mechanical Memories Magazine :tut … as I have just done a two part article on the basics of this very subject :cool: ,
Take out a subscription now… you don’t know what you're missing 'till you’ve tried it.
Come on, let's keep the magazine alive :thumbs:
As we are on the subject of our Magazine, JC could do with a few more of your articles, photos and stories etc :didact:
You must have a tale to tell... so get your fifteen minutes of fame here :tarah:
https://pennymachines.co.uk/Archive/MMM.shtml

willborl
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Re: Aristocrat Fiesta

Postby willborl » Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:18 pm

I was just about to say that but slotalot beat me to it.
I'm looking forward to reading the second part of your article and hope to bring new life to some of the artwork on my bandits.


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