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markymark
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Mills Springs? Where did they go??

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I remember in the Market Place on this site there were advertised Mills springs for sale? They appear to be gone!!! Anyone know where I can get some Mills springs from (new/repro). Usually order from MrSlot but since his house move he appears to have disappeared and not processing orders!!! Bah!!
Thanks if you can help
pominoz
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Re: Mills Springs? Where did they go??

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Hey Mark,

I have seen some Mills springs, recently on the American ebay web site, but also "Mr slots" is still sending things out. I've been in touch with him in the last week, although he did apologise for having been so busy lately with his house move and a slots show he was attending a week or two ago, but I would guess if you chase him with another email, I am sure you will be in luck, but he has not disappeared, of that I am sure.
Hope this helps,
!!CHEERS!! pominoz
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Wotcha pominoz ......

I remember those springs, and the member concerned.
Records show he does still visit the forum on occasion, so perhaps if he spots your post he could mail you.

He sometimes puts them on eBay as well.

He once explained in his eBay advert that he'd discovered a supplier in USA and waxed lyrical.
Evidence pointed to the vendor buying from a supplier such as Mr Slots.

Personally I bought one of those plastic boxes containing hundreds of different sized springs, expansion and compression for a fiver at Screwfix or the Web.

So you make your choice pays your money.

BP

Edited to add a link to the discussion we had at the time ............
Spring has already sprung!
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Sources of springs mentioned by BP and Raj (Newbie wants to buy first bandit) were:

Machine Mart £7.50

Maplin £3.29
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For springs I can't find elsewhere, I've used Springmasters, a company with a good range, based in Redditch, the traditional centre of spring manufacturing in the UK.
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I bought one of those when rebuilding one of my first machines, not touched the box since as most of the springs are too big or over tensioned for slot machine use, also don't look the part. I have used older spare springs so far and not needed to buy any proper ones so far. The person selling them on here was the infamous Slider, not seen them on ebay lately either......
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treefrog wrote:...most of the springs are too big or over tensioned for slot machine use...
That's been my experience with these pre-packed selections.
I've resorted to having them custom made in the past. I see Springmasters offer such a service, but I guess they would be expensive for small orders. I used a small local manufacturer, Paget & Glover Springs Ltd., and it worked out quite reasonable.
Perhaps some enterprising individual should approach them to make a batch of commonly used Mills springs?
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Thanks to all who gave their suggestions. I will try and email MrSlot again, just in case the last order I placed went amiss!!!
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Obtaining springs

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Hello guys,
Just a small question - where is the best place to get these from. It is from a Cashcendo machine. They are all like this at the moment. Any help would be much appreciated,
Thank you.
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Mr slot has them and they do come up on ebay at regular times.
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I just buy a box of assorted springs off ebay for £3 and use them. They come in handy for other things as well.
This sort of thing:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200pc-Spring- ... 4abe01e940
They are not perfect, but have done the job mint for me on a few machines now.
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