I had a plan when I went to the Coventry auction, I recently built a summerhouse in the garden which houses my Pool table. I then started 'decorating' the walls with Billiard/Snooker scoreboards, of which I have a large collection. I then added a Cresset machine which I acquired from a friend, I have 'Smartie' vending machine and also a Billiard chalk dispenser. I have an Allwin, but my wife wanted it to stay in the Bungalow, on the wall, where it currently resides.
So, I decided to go after the two Beromat machines (for obvious reasons) and also the 'Win a Polo' Allwin. After some research (evidently not enough) I thought I should be able to acquire the two Beromat's for less than £200 each, so I was surprised when they both went for more than this.
I then changed tack and decided to go after the one thing I have craved for a while now......a bandit with a mechanical Jackpot (I have already purchased one from someone on this forum, but unfortunately the JP mechanism was missing ). So here is where my naivety came to the fore. I wrongly assumed that because the 'Three Bar' prize said Jackpot, and there was a window where the JP coins would be, and the presence of a "Hole" below the JP window for the coins to come gushing out, that the machine had a JP..........wrong!!
Now, I am hoping that someone will tell me that I can fit a JP mech to it, otherwise I don't see why it should have the three things I mentioned that led me to believe it had a JP. But it is still a buggerance that I don't need. I am referring , by the way, to the Mills Hi-Top (Lot 139).
So in conclusion, I obviously didn't do enough research and assumed too much.
PS Good show for those who organised the event, I actually had a great day until I got home the following day and realised what I had (or hadn't) purchased.
PPS I have just mounted the 'Win a Polo' Allwin on the wall and it would appear there is no ball in it...........I give up.......anyone know what diameter ball I need?