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Caille 4 reeler

Postby widget2k4 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:16 pm

Does anyone know what makes the first reel spin on one of these? It's not connected to anything.
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Re: caille 4 reeler

Postby aristomatic » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:22 pm

I had one of these grand prizers, incomplete. I'll try to find some pix of the mech on my pc. I decided to part mine out in the end, parted out prices were very high in US & Europe too.

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Re: Caille 4 reeler

Postby brigham » Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:05 pm

It's probably been blanked-off. The first reel was only used for the Grand Prize, which had to be claimed from the attendant as there was no payout disc for it.
Most operators gave up on it, once the novelty had worn off.

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Re: Caille 4 reeler

Postby widget2k4 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:05 pm

There had to be a way of making it spin though. There is no disc for it, like you say, so nothing to spin it.

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Re: Caille 4 reeler

Postby widget2k4 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:23 pm

Seems to be a free spinning reel, maybe it just works off the first reel and it’s not meant to spin fast? All there is is a shaft and a little copper strip.
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Re: Caille 4 reeler

Postby nigel » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:27 pm

This is what you need Widget, the coin slot guide in PDF-
https://www.dropbox.com/s/n46lmm1qlh6a1 ... 0.pdf?dl=1

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Re: Caille 4 reeler

Postby widget2k4 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:03 pm

You're a godsend Nigel, thank you. !WORSHIPFULL!

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Re: Caille 4 reeler

Postby banditboy67 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:50 pm

Even for a non-owner that manual is an excellent read.

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Re: Caille 4 reeler

Postby slotsoffun » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:46 pm

From what I remember the 1st reel is spun by friction, usually provided by the 1st regular reel. The amount of friction was controlled by shim washers. They were a pain to get the correct pressure. The "blue" 1st reel never spins as fast as the other 3 reels as it is not kicked by the kicker, and does not have a payout disc, as mentioned in an earlier post!
Over the years I've had many owners complain the 1st reel is broken and doesn't spin properly!!!! Nice machine though!

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Re: Caille 4 reeler

Postby widget2k4 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:54 pm

I kind of worked out that’s what the thin bit of copper is for , works a bit like a slipping clutch , I stripped the complete mech down for cleaning anyways so will see how it goes after the rebuild , nice quality mechs as well :)


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