Pugh Automatics: Prospector & Rolitina

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moonriver wrote: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:46 pm I shipped the EH Prospector back from the US along with some other machines.
The exhibition photo and letter are great, I love the animated figures above the play field.
Do you still have it?
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I am the owner of the EH machine. I bought it privately and it is currently working in my no 1 arcade at Merrivale model village, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Ready and willing to take your pennies. Happy playing.
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I can't think of a better place for it to be!
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Yes nice that it is in an operating environment. I remember it at the Elephant and as mentioned wondered about the speed of the motor as it seemed to run so quickly with no time for a coin to slide in, maybe intentional. !PUZZLED!
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mr merrivale wrote: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:15 pm I am the owner of the eh machine. I bought it privately and it is currently working in my no 1 arcade at Merrivale model village, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Ready and willing to take your pennies. Happy playing.
The first time I missed my annual trip to Gt. Yarmouth, and look what I missed!
I'm going to visit this year. I always stay at Wroxham, so I'll have TWO to play at.
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Very cool to have found so much about this obscure game, especially the paperwork. I reckon the one at Watermouth Castle was/is? a multi-station model like the advert. These are proper arcade pieces, so it's good to hear the one from the EH is now being enjoyed by the public in Great Yarmouth. I was going to post something about the Rolitina because it's obviously a close cousin of Prospector, but couldn't recall the name. Also, I failed to take decent pictures of it. Do we know if this is also Pugh Automatics? I suggested to Clive he could saw it down the middle, converting it into two more manageable/saleable Rolitinas... !!BOOO!!
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Re: Prospector & Rolitina

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The Watermouth Castle machine is a single player the same as mine but now on 2p play.
Watermouth Castle is a real must place to visit, a really good mix of everything for the family and my favourite family park in the UK.
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So it had grown bigger in my imagination. Presumably 2p would slip more easily between those slats.
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mr merrivale wrote: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:35 am The Watermouth Castle machine is a single player the same as mine but now on 2p play...
Horrible... How horrible...
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I've recovered from my bout of depression (see above), and I am now proud owner of the Rolitina.
There's nothing which specifically mentions Pugh Automatics, but I'd guess it is their work.
Does anyone know any of its history? There are two player positions, and the right-hand one at least appears to have been in use fairly recently; it has been given a later payout solenoid, but still on old penny. This has a 50v coil, and there is an overly-large transformer, presumably ex-BFM, just to operate it. The payout relay switches the transformer!
Other mods are evident, but the whole thing is in remarkable condition, considering that it must have been obsolete at decimalization. It looks wonderful when lit up.
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