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Re: Steer a coin style game

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:25 pm
by arrgee
John T Peterson wrote:Back in the day, JFK was called "Idlewild Airport," becoming JFK in 1963 in honor of the slain President John F. Kennedy.
John, now we are coming out of the EU you can tell us who actually shot JFK, we all really want to know and we won't tell Jean-Claude Juncker or Angela Merkel. !SHOOT!

Re: Steer a coin style game

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:24 pm
by john t peterson
I'm as clueless as everyone else, Arrgee. If Donald Trump is elected (God forbid,) I'm sure he'll tell us in his role as conspiracy-theorist-in-chief.

J Peterson
Very fearful in the US of A

Re: Steer a coin style game

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:44 am
by coppinpr
arrgee wrote:
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:25 pm
John, now we are coming out of the EU you can tell us who actually shot JFK

Whoever it was may well come out of retirement if Trump wins. :shock:

Re: Steer a coin style game

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 12:34 am
by pennymachines
I would think the graphics on your playfield (names of destinations with famous icons of those cities) are original, dd. Not quite the same, but similar to the first one I posted, which may have been over-painted following the same basic pattern. I wonder if it's original on coin-op's game.

Anyway, it seems likely, being a British game, the makers would have had a British transatlantic airline in mind. The aircraft pictured is not a seaplane, so this points to a post 1949 date:
BOAC was also permitted to spend dollars on six new Boeing Stratocruisers for its key transatlantic routes from October 1949, offering a double-deck non-stop eastbound service from New York City to London Airport (later Heathrow). However, because of the prevailing westerly winds, the westbound flights needed re-fuelling at Shannon and Gander before reaching New York.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/British ... orporation

I think the top flash should be in the style of a period map showing the destinations. I still feel I've seen a picture of this, maybe on an old B/W photo. !PUZZLED!

Re: Steer a coin style game

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:28 am
by jingle
Might of been mine dave
This is in my book of machines I have
So it's the best pic I have to hand
I don't know wether my art work is original or not but
It looks old when you see it in the real

Re: Steer a coin style game

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:45 am
by ddstoys
Fantastic boys some great photos coming out of the woodwork really looking forward to this one. Does anyone know who built these machines ?

Re: Steer a coin style game

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:48 am
by pennymachines
I've no idea about the manufacturer.
That's cool to see yet another one, Jingle. Looks like the little stubby backbox is probably right then. When are you going to publish "my book of machines I have"? :)
I thought the picture I had in mind was among the black and white photos Bolland took, but maybe my memory's playing tricks.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:49 pm
by ddstoys
pennymachines wrote:When are you going to publish "my book of machines I have"? :)
That's a good question.

And that red one is my first bet for original artwork. The way the guy's hand is right where the coins return is just too perfect.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:26 pm
by ddstoys
Woo hoo - just had confirmation the game will be delivered Thursday.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:12 pm
by daveslot
I remember buying four of these from the arcade on top of the Great Orme. They were all like the red one Jingle has, so I would say this was the original colour.