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Postby emslots » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:32 pm

Yes, I saw it and have my eye on it as a spares machine! Could be just the solution I am looking for. I could see how the eBay machine is wired, and repair mine.....

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Postby GamesMaster » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:52 pm

The price of the Electrodart slot game can vary dependant on its condition, for example a good condition game that doesn't work will probably go for around £100 if sold to the right person. However, I sold an perfect condition Electrodart game with its wiring booklet, to an avid collector of 60s and 70s arcade games for £500, that is the top line for an Electrodart game. There are other games from around the same time as the Electrodart such as the Conveyor that can fetch a good £500 to £800 if sold, again, to the right person. There are many other games from that era that are much more popular than the Electrodart that can fetch more when sold.
I hope this helps you

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Electrodart Wiring......

Postby garythegolfer » Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:25 pm

Hi everyone,

I've just discovered your forum and discovered someone has the same problem as me! I also want a wiring diagram for an Electrodart.

A few years ago (OK, it was 44 years ago when I was about 11) I decided to build my own arcade machine. I had been a fan of the arcade machines ever since I was tall enough to reach the slots...and growing up at the seaside (Clacton), there were plenty of machines!

Anyway, I knew most were based upon the use on uniselectors so I set out to buy a couple of (cheap) uniselectors. I finally found a conpany that repaired arcade machines and made the 40 mile round trip to find them. I asked if they would sell me a couple of uniselectors. They said, "No" but that they had a few scrap machines and that I could have a look at them.

The first machine I spotted was an Electrodart, complete with its uniselectors. Now it just so happened that this was my favourite arcade machine....I used to quadruple my pocket money with profits from that machine in the early least until I doscovered The Threepenny Derby!

Anyway, I bought the Electrodart (10 shillings; 50p) and struggled to carry my heavy prize on the train journey home.

I quickly gave up on the idea of designing and building my own machine: I now had my dream machine!!

Sadly, someone had shut the door of the wiring harness and cut ALL the wires. Then ,since the machine had been scrapped, the owners had cannibalised the machine for spare parts.

This Electrodart has travelled with me for over 40 years with the expectation that "one day" I would restore it. That day hasn't come yet but it is now getting MUCH closer! I did make life much more difficult for myself by starting but not finishing the restoration.

If anyone has got a wiring chart/diagram it would be MOST useful. Has anyone found a source of information for the Electrodart?

There must be some kind soul out there who is a fan of the Electrodart and either has a wiring diagram or is willing to help out us aficionados.

Thanks in Advance for all help

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Roto Fruit and Electrodart

Postby arrgee » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:39 am

Couple of odd looking machines on ebay at the moment, as can be seen by photos they are electronic but housed in a traditional wall machine wooden case.

Were these the early attempts at embracing the electronic age perhaps in the 1950's or early 1960's ? or just later machines that have been taken out of formica covered chipboard cases and put in these older ones.

Interesting that the green corner motifs of the Roto Fruit, draw reference on the early saxony metal motifs.

Does anyone know anything about these or have seen similar ones before ?
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Rotofruit / Electrodart

Postby coin-op » Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:47 pm

They are original machines in original cabinets (not sure about one of the cash doors from the pics); made, I think by Jamiesons probably late '50s?Problems with these machines generally are that they have a lot of electrical contacts, so often need to go through these to get them going and also sometimes the screen printed backglass starts to flake.

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Postby trevmo » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:30 pm

In the past I have owned both of these. They seem to have been produced using surplus GPO uniselectors from the old electromechanical exchanges,
plus a few relays.
Rather like the Little Stockbroker, they are not random, they pay out in a fixed pattern, despite the "skill" control.
Still quite fun though.

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Postby trevmo » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:33 pm

On second thoughts it wasn't a Rotofruit, it was a Bingola!! same idea though.

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Rotolite help

Postby stoxman22 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:06 pm

Hi everyone. The Rotolite that I bought from the auction needs a little more work than first appeared (don't they all). Has anyone got a circuit diagram? Or can someone with a working version of this game help me by measuring with a voltmeter the AC voltage on the secondary side of the transformer at the rectifier. See photo. Also I need to know where the centre tap wire goes and can you confirm that it is a centre tap for the lamps.
I would also like to know a manufacturer and date for this machine if anyone can help on that as well. :D
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