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Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:48 am
by ddstoys
daveslot wrote: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
Awesome - mine arrived and it was definitely red originally.

Would you have any photos or remember what the instructions would have said?

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:53 am
by ddstoys
It arrived and I love it even more now it's here. Very cool little game. I think it's going to jump the restoration queue as it's not very large or complex. Coon Hunt will required a fare amount of room and time to complete and I don't have either at the moment.

Here she is:

Found an old penny wedged inside, so that confirms the game is likely pre '60s, as Australia went decimal in 1966.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 12:29 am
by ddstoys
Wasn't sure if I should start a new thread but here is some progress on the poor old girl. While the game has been stripped, internal rust has been removed, treated and painted and the external paint has been slowly stripped to try reveal the original artwork. As with most of these old games, it's been painted more times than I could work out.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:21 pm
by ddstoys
Finally got some more free time exterior of the cabinet has been stripped and rust treated and primed. I had planned to re-chrome everything and make this really nice but unforeseen spending has halted further visits to the paint or chrome shop for a while so it's getting a coat of red and re assembled.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:05 pm
by ddstoys
Cleaned and painted the remaining parts and re installed today and perfect timing my new coin return trays arrived from the UK thanks for the tip on them.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:48 am
by gameswat
Here's a 1970s photo of a Joy Stick on location in Bunbury, Western Australia.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:16 pm
by ddstoys
That's unreal Rory - nice find. Love seeing games on location, 'specially in OZ.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:23 pm
by ddstoys
Some more progress - it's getting there slowly.

Surround has been stripped and painted back to the original cream color. I hated it at first but the timber frame broke it up and made it bearable.

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:55 pm
by gameswat
How hard to play Dan, and much fun?

Re: Joystick steer a coin game

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:16 pm
by ddstoys
When I first got it going I only managed to make the course once. Since the rebuild it's far easier due to the rubber stoppers. I need to replace or adjust the playfield stops to reduce the coin speed to make it harder again.


If you lose it's pretty addictive. I''ll make a video once it finished.