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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby pennywise » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:57 pm

coppinpr wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:26 pm
The Galaxy is not the most sought after Jennings for sure but has to be a bargain at £200. They sometimes had florescent award card and a neon/black light tube to show it off.
So i couldnt find a f6 t4 black light bulb, smallest was f6 t5 so i had to cut into the casting to make it slightly bigger and WOW you were right coppinpr, talk about glow even the reels pop out, cant wait to start building it back up again. !!YIPPEE!!
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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby dutchboy » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:02 pm

Wow that looks nice pennywise! Such a shame it’s a keeper for you, otherwise you could have send it this way over that bit of water.😁

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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby malcymal » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:32 am

The Silver Jubilee is a very reliable machine. I've got one identical and it's interesting to see the factory engineer's label as I've got one in mine too; mine is blue also. I shall go see what serial number mine is. On some small detail, the diamonds on the right with the fruit symbols in should start at the bottom with a cherry then orange, then plum, then bell, then escalate to the melon/bar. You have a grape on there which is not actually on the reels.

This machine did not come with lights fitted, however if you want to illuminate the reels and the 'Jubilee' wording at the top you can locate a simple light at the head of machine inside; the rear casing can be easily drilled through for mains cable. I've got one of these in mine, just search for White Switched Pygmy E14 SES Fitting LPGWS2M. You could also consider a simple LED light setup too. I went for the pygmy purely as it's very old tech and I thought it more inline with something from 1963. I just flick on the mains at the wall and it lights up a treat, no earthing to worry about.

p.s. It is likely, if you take off the payout tray, you will find a lot of 6d coins sitting underneath resting against the wooden casing; I think the securing bolts are underneath the base. I found around 50 under mine and a lot were pre 1945 silver content. I shall find a photo of mine illuminated and get the serial number details too when I get home. Malc
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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby coppinpr » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:47 am

malcymal wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:32 am
If you take off the payout tray, you will find a lot of 6d coins sitting underneath resting against the wooden casing
Me too - over 200. :D
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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby malcymal » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:54 am

If you find yourself with 40 pre 1945 sixpences and you don't want them, take them to a silver scrapper; I got 100 quid for £1.00 old money, so 40 X 6d = 240 old pence which is a pound. I had a mix of half crowns, shillings, sixpences. Explaining this in case you aren't an old fart like me and weren't bought up with predecimal.

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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby pennywise » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:48 am

dutchboy wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Wow that looks nice pennywise! Such a shame it’s a keeper for you, otherwise you could have send it this way over that bit of water.
Yea dutchboy, I think I might be keeping this one for a while anyway, unless someone offers me silly money for it. Will put a picture up when I've rebuilt it...😁😁

Malcymal, I've got two Jubilees, one with jackpot front and one without. Just bought two T5 lamps which I might install in both, but I need to tear them down first and get them powdercoated, same colour of course, then going to wrap the front right grid in chrome and paint black in between, then hopefully sell one so I can crack on with an Aristocrat I have.

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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby pennywise » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:34 pm

Can anyone give me a clue what to look for on the Esculator i think its called, you pull the handle the reels go round but where the chain is at the top it doesnt rotate round and move the coins along like it should and its the first Jennings ive done so hope the pics help, cant see owt missing might be just a spring, ideas from anyone would be great thanks.

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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby pennywise » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:34 pm

Can anyone give me a clue what to look for on the Esculator i think its called, you pull the handle the reels go round but where the chain is at the top it doesnt rotate round and move the coins along like it should and its the first Jennings ive done so hope the pics help, cant see owt missing might be just a spring, ideas from anyone would be great thanks.
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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby radiochrissie » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:17 pm

I would remove and clean the escalator of all grease then reassemble it with a very small application of thin oil on all the moving parts. It is surprising how old grease can stop parts moving fully. Basically, thoroughly clean everything and oil sparingly. :cool:

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Re: Jennings Galaxy

Postby coppinpr » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:25 pm

Radio is, of course, spot on; dirt and grease are usually 95% responsible. The parts that usually get jammed up most are the two cam risers at each end of the escalator. These need to rise up during the cycle so the drive for the escalator can slide back ready to move the escalator next time without allowing the chain to retreat. They come apart quite easily, if a little fiddly.
So you're saying the machine doesn't work at all? Which it shouldn't with the escalator not moving, unless there is a coin stopped right in front of the coin detector pin.
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