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Re: Smithy & Crackerjack - new additions

Postby JC » Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:21 pm

It would appear that either the cog is the wrong way 'round or the lever upside down
Polaris, the ratchet wheel is the right way round; it's the ratchet (what you call the lever that's not doing anything) that's on the wrong side of the wheel. Just unscrew it and reposition so that it engages with the wheel, as per Slotalot's drawing.

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Re: Smithy & Crackerjack - new additions

Postby polaris » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:12 pm

Good evening,
Firstly may I say thank you to all the kind people who have chipped in to help me out. I have, I hope, resolved the payout issues simply by replacing a worn spring. Only took three days to figure it out. :woops: The problem with the ratchet appears to stem from the payout knob (I think the wrong one) not being attached to the door properly, as there is a lot of movement. I think when I resolve this, hopefully by acquiring the correct knob, a couple of stickers on the payout wheel and a new top glass, I will have a decent useable machine. !!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: Smithy & Crackerjack - new additions

Postby polaris » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:23 pm

oh and the ball sometimes sticks which drives me nuts

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Re: Smithy & Crackerjack - new additions

Postby badpenny » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:44 pm

You might have the wrong diameter ball .........

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Re: Smithy & Crackerjack - new additions

Postby pennymachines » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:03 pm

classicgambler wrote:Has anyone got a video of the smithy working please. I would love to see this in action ???
Like a lot of BMCo games, it's a simple coin return:
Insert a penny and it falls to the anvil.
Push the lever down smartly to strike the hammer against the anvil.
The aim is to shoot your coin into the furnace, whereupon it will return to the payout cup.


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Re: Smithy & Crackerjack - new additions

Postby classicgambler » Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:42 am

Thanks for that :D love it. I made the Punch and Judy machine from scratch and working brilliantly and I was looking into making a Smithy type machine so onwards and upwards,
Cheers guys.

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Interesting Shefras Crackerjack case

Postby coppinpr » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:26 pm

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Interesting case on this Crackerjack, my guess is treefrog would love it.
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Re: interesting allwin case

Postby treefrog » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:21 pm

All, I guess you saw my response on the Facebook group, this is being discussed and repeating what I said then: this is a standard later ply front version that has had a Formica revamp. Problem with Formica is when they apply, they heavily score the wood for a key, as such often making if difficult or impossible to smooth out. Had this so often on Mills bandits......

Having said all that, it sold for $30, so bargain. As mentioned on the group, I got a quote to package for $150 and ship for $950.....so guess I wouldn’t be bidding then :shock:

Don’t like the Formica, but do like these later style of Shefras machines......

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Re: Interesting Shefras allwin case

Postby arrgee » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:37 pm

Not seen that playfield version of a Crackerjack before, all the other (earlier?) versions I have seen have been as per the photo. This one was sold at the 2016 Coventry auction - and a nice machine too
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Re: Interesting Shefras allwin case

Postby JC » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:54 pm

Not seen that playfield version of a crackerjack before.....
In the more common version of Crackerjack, the numbers that appear in the centre cut-out of the playfield are on a drum that revolves one notch every time the payout knob is turned. On the later version, the numbers are printed on a disc - hence why the cut-out is off-centre.


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