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Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:25 pm
by pennymachines
There's also a Brenco 1960s ring vendor - 99p reserve not met, 2 days to go.

And if you didn't already find them, some X-Ray Photography Cards to add to your collection.

Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:08 pm
by loramarsden
gah! all these finds look pretty excellent, such a pain that most of them need collecting...me being a non-driver... :-(
geeeeeez... whats a girl to do?

anyway, i'll have to have a proper look at them and see if i can get the creative cogs turning...a.) to decide which would be most useful and b.) to see how i could possibly get my dad to drive me somewhere to pick one up!!!

but yeah, thankyou so so much everyone for helping me with this, i can't believe how helpful everyone's being!!!

oh, and as for the x-ray cards...i've NEVER seen these... they're FANTASTIC.... could anybody tell me more about them???... :-?

lora x :D

Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:41 am
by badpenny
Congratulations Lora, I've never seen so much activity and willingness to assist a newbie before.
You've certainly stirred up this bunch of old codgers with your bright enthusiasm, I just hope they've got their heart pills in reach. Keep it up and good luck with your searches.

Badpenny :P

Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:59 am
by loramarsden
hehe thankyou! i'm super impressed/touched that people are being BRILLIANT... i can't thankyou enough! :mrgreen:
i just hope i can buy something and get on with the work, though i guess if the bank of mum and dad can't help it'll have to wait til the end of summer when student loan comes in, in which case, i'll have to start my search over!

oh well, lucky me, i'm hopefully off to southport in abit to take some photos and stuff :P i've never been so happy to be doing dissertation research... what a lucky girl I am...though i'm quite sure i'm going to look like an idiot on the pier on my own in the rain get stupidly excited about pennies!

hehe, i'll post some pictures later!

x lora x

Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:05 pm
by slotalot
Hi Lora :D , welcome to the forum and good luck with your projects, I have just got back from a week's holiday so I have just found your posts, you are not alone in your quest to make your own machines, I see that you live in Wigan :cool: have you seen the machines at the Wigan Pier?... :arrow: also if you are looking for some ideas or just want to play the old machines you will find a vintage penny arcade on the top floor of the Botany Bay Shopping Centre at J8 on the M61 near Chorley, I think that is just round the corner from you :thumbs: Regards Stuart. :byee:

Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:31 pm
by loramarsden
hello! haha i do have the bad fortune of living in wigan... but maybe there's a silver lining in the form of penny machines at the pier... i had NO idea!?!?!?!... i'll have to check it out!
as for botany bay, i used to LOVE that penny arcade when i was little, but when i was on foundation i went there to take some pictures and was VERY disappointed, there was 2 dodgy fortune tellers on the stairwell and nothing else...and botany bay itself is pretty terrible, i think they must have moved them all to bygone times, which is where i sometimes go.. because they're sort of, owned by the same people i think, because the membership card is for both places.... so yeah, i figured they were the ones that used to be at botany!

thankyou so much for replying, i'll have to go on a little mission to the pier soon!

x lora x

Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:21 pm
by coin-op
I once visited the 'arcade' when it was in the Botany Bay shopping centre. There was quite a range of things there ranging from Magic Machines and a Hidden Treasure to tatty allwins. I also have been to bygone times. I just don't understand the concept of paying to go shopping at either of those places! Hence, I can't see me going back to either.

Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:04 pm
by loramarsden
i don't really remember the botany bar arcade very well, i just remember loving it when i was little, but i bet it was really pretty awful!

as for paying to go there, yep, that's pretty shitty, but i think my membership card cost 3 quid...which i don't mind so much... and i guess its just the nearest place for me to get my coin-op hit of a weekend ;-)

x lora x

Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:42 pm
by loramarsden
(my trip to southport the other day)

Re: HELP!...please :-)

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:18 pm
by grabber
hello laura
great pictures i think this is clive bakers arcade ,do you have any more pictures and what are the posters on the shelf ?
many thanks mike.