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Oliver Whales Selecta Cup

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:04 pm
by tt600al
Hi I'm new to this. I normally tinker with old motorbikes but I have just bought a 'Selecta Cup' but it needs what I believe is called a backflash. Are these available anywhere please?

Re: Oliver Whales Selecta Cup

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 10:38 pm
by badpenny
Hi and welcome to the website and 2020, both at the same time.

Post us a photograph so we can see what you're facing. Go to "Post a Reply" and then down to the "Attachments" tab below.

BP :cool:

Re: Oliver Whales Selecta Cup

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:31 pm
by pennymachines
I'm afraid nobody supplies backflashes, but it would not be hard to make a respectable reproduction - the graphics are quite simple on this one. Is yours missing or damaged?

Re: Oliver Whales Selecta Cup

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:03 pm
by tt600al
Hi the top part is very faded and the backflash is damaged. Where could I go to get replacements done please? The backflash looks like it's plastic.
Thanks, Alan.
This is a pic of my machine.

Re: Oliver Whales Selecta Cup

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:10 pm
by jimmy55
Whereabouts are you based TT600al? I may be able to help. I did e-mail you through the Forum but you may not have received it.

Re: Oliver Whales Selecta Cup

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:53 pm
by gameswat
From your small photo TT that actually looks like a pretty nice original set of plastics you have. The top plastic sits behind glass so not a problem to just retouch the front of it with the faded U & P. And as for the main plastic, is it just the fading that bothers you? Again could be retouched over the plastic. You won't make the game any more desirable or valuable by replacing it unless it's terrible. And a lot of fiddly work to swap over even if you've done it many times.

Another option is to print some clear decals on your home printer to go over the top of the upper corners of the faded lettering. That's prob how I'd tackle if it was my own machine. The less you do the better.

Re: Oliver Whales Selecta Cup

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:58 pm
by tt600al
jimmy55 wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:10 pm
Whereabouts are you based TT600al? I may be able to help. I did e-mail you through the Forum but you may not have received it.
Hi Jimmy I did receive but couldn't open it.

Sorry forgot to add I'm in Sheffield
Regards,
Alan

Re: Oliver Whales Selecta Cup

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 pm
by jimmy55
Hi Alan, If you have decided to go down the route of replacement and planning to strip the machine down I would need your original to work from which I would return with the repro. I've done the topflash on your machine but not the backflash. Have a look at a few others I have done www.endofthepier.com you can direct message me your details on here or email me through the website if you need help. As gameswat mentioned if the machine plays well and you want to preserve originality then you could always leave as it is.