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Re: G'day from Brisbane

Postby lebowski » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:04 am

Where were they usually sited? They feel like they would do well in a pub.

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Jamieson Mini Golf, Mini Bowl, Mini Match etc.

Postby lebowski » Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:53 am

Topic moved & merged - Site Admin.

Picked up a Jamieson Mini Golf off a local arcade forum. Not what I usually look for but I think it will a great addition to the games room. The cabinet is in a bad state with a water damaged base, most of which is not visible so will be able to replace the back and lower panel without having to match the laminex.

Checked the transformer before powering up. Put a 10c coin through the slot and that reset the solenoids and tested the swicthes. All worked as it should just needed to replace the tube in the marquee light. It missing a solenoid assembly, balls and the lamps for the golfer.

So what type of solenoids that are used as I have not come across them? I'll be able to fabricate the assembly but the solenoid will be the hard part.

Also what type and size of balls where used?

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Re: G'day from Brisbane

Postby gameswat » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:18 pm

Lebowski, I can only remember them as a kid at the one week a year Perth Royal Show in several arcades. I don't remember ever seeing any in pubs, though I'm sure they were there too. Even though I was a kid in the '70s I actually spent a lot of time in pubs with my father where he either operated or was trying to site machines. At one point in the early 1970s my father had almost 100 billiard tables sited in Perth! I especially liked exploring around the old circa 1900 city hotels he often operated in. None of which ever had elevators, so when I started working for the family full time a little later those fun hotels became a nightmare, taking 6 x heavy slate topped 1960's billiard tables down tiny winding stairwells! We never operated any of the Jamieson's ourselves just rebuilt and sold to operators and then collectors. I bet they did well in specific sites suited to the themes, bowling game in bowling alleys, golf at golf club etc. And milk bars and arcades always took this stuff.

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Re: Jamieson Mini Golf

Postby lebowski » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:25 pm

So the missing solenoid was made by Benson Brothers, I have ordered a similar one that should be able to fit without any alteration to the game.

Also would anyone know how many balls where in the game as well the size?

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Re: G'day from Brisbane

Postby coppinpr » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:31 pm

You might find this history of the company interesting. It shows the other machines in the Mini Golf series.

http://www.penny-arcade.info/the-jamissons-collection

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Re: G'day from Brisbane

Postby lebowski » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:02 am

Thanks coppinpr, it has a great history of Jamiesons. That site and this forum popped up in my initial searches about Jamieson's, but after looking through the posts I realise that this era of machine is not the focus here.

It been interesting reading about the old slots, as in Australia it's illegal to own them. And on the local forums its frowned upon posting anything about them.

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Re: G'day from Brisbane

Postby coppinpr » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:23 pm

Don't get this site wrong, we are interested in ALL slots and vending machines prior to 1980, especially British made ones and we do have quite a few members from down under.

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Jamiesons Mini Bowl

Postby keggen1975 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:52 pm

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Hi,

I have bought a Mini Bowl ball game, produced by Jamiesons Automatics Ltd. Sadly it has some issues, but the price were pretty reasonable and I felt sorry for the old chap, so we made a deal and I took it home...

At first, the shooter mechanism is gone. I really need a replacement, or better, any instructions how to make a new in aluminium?

Second, the two-digits numerical display is some kind of mystic to me. At the time of powering up, it is always set at zero. As the ball is shot out, it passes through one of the nine gates, and activates an extra switch by the ball release solenoid. The display will now be lit with a random value, not for countdown or anything? Anyway, next time the ball passes the same switch, a new value is present. Still no movement or anything amazing happens. At the third time, the display always goes to zero again.

The solenoid is by the way always open, the ball is never blocked. So I can play continously till all nine gates are hit, the game ends and it pays out seven coins. At this point, the solenoid shuts and blocks the ball for further play. This is not how its gonna be?

That is the story of this one, it has the potential to be a great attachment to my two other Jamiesons Mini Bingo machines (one vertfall wall-mounted, one tilted floor cabinet).

Anybody out there with comments, hints, knowledge or better, please do not hesitate to leave it here :)

Some pics of my beauty !!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: Jamiesons Mini Bowl

Postby pennymachines » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:30 pm

:WELCOME: to the site keggen1975!

These Jamieson non-payout games are fun to play it seems, but look a bit of a handful to fix (at least to those like me, ill-versed in the black arts of electrickery).

We have little scraps of information on them scattered throughout the site so I'm going to round it all up and shove it into this newly titled topic, in the hope of making it more useful and to encourage further contributions. Fortunately, we do have Jamieson Royal flush and similar wiring diagrams

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Re: Jamieson Mini Golf/Bowl/Match, Royal Flush etc.

Postby keggen1975 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:34 pm

Thanx, appreciate it a lot !!YIPPEE!!

My two other Jamiesons Mini Bingo machines, plus my Jackpot 2000 3-reel payout and Scandomatic MAXI IV flip-a-coin (I am told this is also made by Jamiesons!) Please note the old London bus with its appeal from mid '70s, also made in Great Britain. Tally ho, chin-chin :cool:
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