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Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby slotalot » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:28 pm

HELP!!! !!ANYONE!! !!PLEASE!!
I am working on a Crompton's TIP-EM-OFF wall machine, I found this machine under a gooseberry bush :D ... well it was on Badpenny's compost heap, if you really want to know !!DIG!! . as a result, the slugs and bugs, have buggered off with some of the bits, or to put it another way, some of the tippers. I have made a nice new case for the machine, but what I could do with now, is a photo of said tippers in situ, so I can work out which are missing and what goes where :!?!:, Then I can try and re-make the missing parts and finish the machine. I will post a photo once it is finished.
Any help will be welcomed !WORSHIPFULL!
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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby badpenny » Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:02 pm

Yes I'm still giving them away ..... !PUZZLED!

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby pennymachines » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:52 pm

Hi Stuart - in case you hadn't spotted it, you might get some idea about the arrangement of the tippers from the enlarged picture of a Crompton Tip-Em-Off in my Arena article on Portable Penny Pushers - Page 4. It's the same scheme as the Jamieson See-Saw, next to it.

Looking at your picture, I think you might have examples of all the required shapes. Basically, they're arranged so there are no visible gaps when the tippers are un-tilted. The symmetrical "V" (in the top of your picture) sits atop the apex of the "Tip-Em-Off" sign. The other end of each counterweighted piece is a horizontal coin-catching flap, whereas the un-weighted bits are the gap fillers. I don't have one to play with at present, I'm afraid, but maybe you could puzzle it out trial-and-error by making some cardboard copies of the bits you have.

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby slotalot » Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:21 pm

Hi Dave :D ,
Thanks for that, I thought I had seen a photo on the forum, never thought to look in the Arena :dammit: ..
armed with this knowledge, I will nip back down to the shed, and see if the penny drops.. !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby slotalot » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:15 pm

PennyMachines wrote: whereas the un-weighted bits are the gap fillers.
:D Thanks for the above words of wisdom, as soon as I read them it all made sense !THUMBS! , and you were right in saying I had examples of all the required shapes. I have been and had some stainless sheet cut, and have now remade all the missing bits !!YIPPEE!!
And I would also like to thank Badpenny for sending all his "rubbish" up to Yorkshire for recycling, and helping to keep me out from under the wife's feet ^{}^ . I think this is going to be machine No2 in my grandson's collection, so I will have to find room for it low down on the wall so he can reach it :tarah:
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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby JC » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:15 pm

Nice job, Stuart !THUMBS!

And you did it all in 4 days? Perhaps you could knock-up a few for me? I'll send you a list.

Jerry !WORSHIPFULL!

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby slotalot » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:29 pm

Hi Jerry, glad you like it :D ...it took me about 8 days on and off to work through it, but it's been stuck under my bench for for the last 4 months. I just needed to get it done and make some room, in case I come home from the auction with an other car load of waifs and strays !!BRRRMM!! If not you will just have to send me your list...lol !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby pennymachines » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:18 pm

Fantastic work again Stuart. From compost to showroom in four months - amazing! !!GOODJOB!!

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby badpenny » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:04 pm

How dare you Mr P there is no compost in my garden I'll have you know .....Doggy doo-doos, junk, Harley Davidson, specialist rubbish? Without doubt, but compost? ..... Definitely not dirtdog

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Re: Cromptons Tip-Em-Off... HELP!

Postby treefrog » Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:54 pm

Hi Stuart,

Nice job, I have a similar machine, with one of the weighted tippers missing. As a matter of interest, where did you source the stainless steel from with the right thickness. I may need to remake the weight out of either large nuts or possibly lead. Also what did you make the case out of?

Many thanks for your help.


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