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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby thunder » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:02 am

It will be something solid !!THUMBSX2!! and I found a side panel with an image on it, completely shot and full of worm. Just hope I can jam it in my scanner, or I'll have to resort to image transfer and bucket of water... The horse has got 1 leg and a headless rider, same as blueprint, lead, I think alloy, balls wooden metal !PUZZLED!

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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby pennymachines » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:14 am

thunder wrote:I think alloy, balls wooden metal !PUZZLED!
Was that a statement or a question? :!?!:
The balls will be of weighty steel, of course.

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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby thunder » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:51 am

Would you stick with the plain case as blueprint, polished brown or be more imaginative ?
Do you think the legs fold? Can't figure that and the coin box hanging underneath.

I suppose it's best to follow the plan and make it as original as possible.

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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby pennymachines » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:59 am

So the cabinet would appear to derive its rigidity from a ply clad metal chassis. The ply would almost certainly have been painted. Again, the piece you have may provide clues as to colour. It's quite likely to have had some decoration, which won't be depicted in the patent. Even if it didn't, showmen were in the habit of decorating machines if they thought some enhancement was warranted, so yes, why not be imaginative?

I think the stand was detachable and I'm guessing it would have been metal - possibly angle iron. I have something similar on a Rockola Wings pintable, which also has a metal cashbox protruding from below the cabinet. The cashbox would have allowed more coins to accumulate before the machine needed emptying, and was probably intended to be independently lockable. I would be inclined not to bother with the stand or cashbox. It could always be added afterwards, if desired.

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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby thunder » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:48 pm

I've cleaned and de-rusted the metal work, repainted the frame, greased all the moving bits and replaced the wooden ball catching base.

I've made a case of solid mahogany with some original brass angle, some new copied transfer images and perspex for the glass.

What I'm missing is the playing field level bubble (clear tube with black lines), also ball wires? over the top row of the holes (fine shaped wire to guide ball). If you have a picture of what they look like, it would be a great help.

I've taken loads of pictures that I will post !!THUMBSX2!!

Side panel transfer before and after:
komonoriginal small.jpg
Side panel original remains
komonsteve jpg. small.jpg
After scanning, photo editing, etc.

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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby pennymachines » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:00 pm

Nice job with the transfer - it's an attractive feature.
Why did you use perspex rather than glass? !PUZZLED!
I doubt anyone will post a picture of the machine. I've not seen another example, but who knows? :!?!:

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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby thunder » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:31 pm

I'm looking for a picture of the wires that are over the ball holes, top row. Very fine wire, bent to a point, off any machine that has them.
I have loads of perspex and toughened glass would be expensive.

Whoever buys it can change it if they want. A couple of screws and slide it out.

Any idea as to the level bubble?

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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby thunder » Fri May 17, 2013 11:12 pm


komonsteve rebuild a quick video of progress
still a bit to do :byee:

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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby pennymachines » Sat May 18, 2013 12:10 pm

Looking good thunder! !!THUMBSX2!!
Can't wait to see the next episode.

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Re: Komonsteve horse race help

Postby urbanbody » Sat May 18, 2013 1:43 pm

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