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Electromatic Wheel-Em-In

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:04 pm
by nick6969
Anyone seen this one before? This type of Wheel Em In not familiar to me.

Re: Wheel em in

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:13 pm
by badpenny
Is it the one where the table tilts at the end to clear the table?

BP

Re: Wheel em in

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:25 pm
by nick6969
Not sure as haven't viewed it yet. Has been offered to me locally. Needs work by the look of it. Never seen this type before.

Re: Wheel em in

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:40 pm
by brigham
It doubtless tips up at the end of each play. I can't work out how it detects a win, though.
Could be Pugh Automatics. Definitely my type of machine.

Re: Wheel em in

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:51 pm
by pennymachines
It seems to be from the same stable as the Edistan Skittles, discussed here.

In which case, sadly it's... what's the expression? Mutton dressed as lamb? No. All fur coat and no knickers? A deceiver, imposter, faker, hoaxer, masquerader, pretender, charlatan, phoney, fraudster, trickster, poser or mountebank... In short a 'flasher' pretending to be something more sophisticated.

Re: Wheel em in

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:04 pm
by nick6969
That's a shame!

Re: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:45 pm
by brigham
I'd like a close-up of the mech.
Soon tell if it's really a flasher, with a good pic or two. Would explain the apparent absence of anything to detect a win, though.

Re: Wheel em in

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 5:58 pm
by treefrog
pennymachines wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:51 pm
...In short a 'flasher' pretending to be something more sophisticated.
I was wondering the same when posted and almost responded with the same. Now we see inside, there are three uniselectors in there......

Still if cheap enough and working |/XX\|

Re: Wheel em in

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:32 pm
by badpenny
pennymachines wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:51 pm

In which case, sadly it's... what's the expression? Mutton dressed as lamb? No. All fur coat and no knickers? A deceiver, imposter, faker, hoaxer, masquerader, pretender, charlatan, phoney, fraudster, trickster, poser or mountebank... In short a 'flasher' pretending to be something more sophisticated.
I say Mr. Machines, have a care ... you're describing the woman I love!

Re: Electromatic Wheel-Em-In

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:43 pm
by moonriver
Silver Circles was the machine that had the slide down chute and the coin had to land fully inside a circle on the board to pay a win, via optical sensor inside each circle, then the coin was cleared by the play field tilting. I operated some of these and they can be manipulated by punters after the machine has been operating for several hours and the play field warms up quite a lot, if they spit on the coins before they slide down the saliva can prevent a winning coin sliding off and by staying put over a win after the tilt by surface tension, which then keeps paying out again and again.
Half the circles pay 50p , the other half pay £1.

The Skittles machine looks like the coin rolls forward and knocks them down, but the coin just disappears inside and operates a microswitch to active uniselectors flashing the skittle bulbs. A bit of a disappointment.

So if this Wheel-Em-In doesn't tilt the play field maybe it just flashes the squares instead and stops on a win like the Skittles machine?