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malcymal
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Re: Ascot slot

Postby malcymal » Wed Aug 20, 2008 8:45 pm

A Swedish crown too - according to Wikipedia this is about 1/2 mill bigger than the UK new ten pence piece so likely to work a treat over here in the UK. I like your machine a lot, it's quirky and although I'm fairly new to this game I can see various elements of it from so many other makes. How easy are these to come by in Sweden?? Do you fancy becoming an exporter to the UK because I would certainly buy one due to it being so unusual. Nice machine, I hope it gives you many more years of fun.

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Re: Ascot slot

Postby fredslilja » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:10 pm

I think it is rather hard to find but I found two of those that are for sale here in Sweden.
Try these pages:
http://www.prylbanken.se/annons/hobby_o ... es/404292/
http://kopochsalj.eniro.se/query?what=g ... rid=dn_kos
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Italian Ascot bandit

Postby malcymal » Tue May 06, 2014 6:50 pm

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Ascot ... 338e6b7684

A nice little project for somebody. I've often fancied one of these machines, particular the jackpot model. For anybody near Weston Super Mare it could be picked up for a steal. If it was near the south coast I would have had a punt myself. Malc
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Re: A nice little project - Italian Ascot on ebay

Postby treefrog » Tue May 06, 2014 9:09 pm

The seller got it for a steal anyway......This and another bandit a Buckingham as well as two arcade machines, an old Chicago Coin shooter and a Globetrotter Pinball was on a buy-it-now in ebay about 3 weeks ago for £199 or offers......I pondered, but have no space for more junk and the buyer made an offer and got the lot, probably for £150 or so.......a big bargain me thinks if you have the space. The Buckingham mech is also on ebay......When he first listed the bandits, I think they were in the mid-hundreds.

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Re: A nice little project - Italian Ascot on ebay

Postby aristomatic » Wed May 07, 2014 8:31 am

Yes, originally a big lot and I emailed a friend as they had been looking for a cheap e/m shooting game project. Anyway, he decided against it so never went forward with an offer to the seller. However, I'm pretty sure that the two bandits were sold first by the seller as he then relisted using the same picture, but not including the two bandits, to sell the larger items on the second listing, this time asking £50 less than the original ad. So I would guess the buyer of the bandits got them for £50 or less (for the pair).

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Re: A nice little project - Italian Ascot on ebay

Postby coppinpr » Wed May 07, 2014 11:01 am

The bandit is right up my street and I've had esnipe waiting to make a bid for me since day one.

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Re: A nice little project - Italian Ascot on ebay

Postby aristomatic » Wed May 07, 2014 11:48 am

This was how they ended first time around....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Arcad ... 338dacb3e4

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Arcad ... 338dacb662

I had an Ascot given to me once - I thought the mechanism was Aristocrat but soon realised it wasn't.
I sold it for very quickly for around £300 a few years back but would never buy one for myself as I thought the mechanism was very poor in terms of build quality.

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Just how I like em

Postby coppinpr » Thu May 22, 2014 5:53 pm

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My latest project arrived today and it's just how I like 'em. Cheap and on the verge of scrap. I do like it when you can safely say "restore it" and not "should I leave it alone". I've never had one of these Italian made machines before and I'm looking forward to working on it. Looks pretty bad but I don't think it will be a problem with the possible exception of the payout card which needs rebuilding from scratch. The mech was a pleasant surprise being in perfect condition, clean and crisp running with all the payouts working correct.
It has the suppliers name printed inside so I've included a photo in case anyone has heard of them before. It reads "Holair Entertainments, Grange Locks, Sands Lea, Worton, nr. Cranforth, Lancs."
I'm guessing early '70s? Is that right? I'll restore in original colours and all the bits are there, cash box, hood, rear door. Only the lock is gone. Watch this space......
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Re: Just how I like em

Postby jonesthegarage » Thu May 22, 2014 10:22 pm

I'm not crazy about its rather angular form but I'm sure you'll make a grand job of it.

While Holair Entertainments might not be an everlasting memory Carnforth is famous for being the railway station on which Brief Encounter was filmed - don't make a special trip though!

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unusual cheat "bug"

Postby coppinpr » Thu May 22, 2014 10:50 pm

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I've found a few "bugs" on machines over the years but not one as well made as this one I've found on the Italian made "Ascot" machine I'm working on. It looks good enough to have been factory made and has the letters "H" "E" and "C" on the retaining washer which could point to "Holair Entertainments of Cranforth" who are marked on the machine as either the supplier or operator.
It's been made so it can be easily adjusted to take out any one stop on the first reel. Anyone seen one like it before? A great little piece of history for this machine and quite a little work of engineering.
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