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Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:42 pm
by riche100
Here is a manual, all the info you need is in there:

http://rwatts.cdyn.com/download/bally_e ... manual.pdf

Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:59 am
by brigham
I've just collected a Bally Gold Award (on the day I meant to go to the Elephant Auction at Gateshead).
It has had a crude conversion to New Penny. Thankfully, the only damage to the artwork is in the upper left corner, where the glass has been scraped clear, and a piece of orange card affixed, saying "Insert 1NP for one game". Thankfully, the payout list has been left alone, still showing "1/-" and the Gold Award as appropriate.
Has anyone a pic. of what the defaced bit ought to look like?
It's the simplest Bally bandit I've ever seen, having two electric payout slides and no hopper. I'm thinking that it would have been on 6d. originally, with two tanners paid out to make up the shilling.
De-converting it isn't going to be as simple as I had hoped. The slide must have been changed; it pays out FOUR tanners, not two. I'll have to think about that.
The acceptor is the usual Coin Controls clip-in type, and is labelled for '1NP'. I may be able to re-configure it.
Then I only need to get the reel mechanism free...

Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:18 am
by livinginthepast
Bally Gold Awards were on 2 pulls for 6d....payouts were 2 x 6d or the gold award valued at 5 shillings (25p) which could only be exchanged for goods.

Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:50 am
by brigham
Excellent. Thanks.
Essentially, it's a simple machine in the '3d. value' tax class.
The '2 pulls' provision is still there, along with the '!st' and '2nd' lamps. I just need to select it at the coin switch. Any idea what the original artwork looked like?

Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:38 pm
by brigham
UPDATE!
The front glass on this machine is configured for THREE pulls per coin.
Three pulls for 6d.
Has anyone heard of such a thing?

Re: Bally gold award fruit machine help

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:55 pm
by pipcaff
Yes they had machines with 1,2 or 3 goes depends on your model.
To adjust the amount of plays you need to move a grub screw on the side of the reels see pic the arrow points to the screw and you’ll notice a small square plate behind you just move the screw between these to determine the amount of plays you get.