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Re: Just how I like em

Postby ottothemadandevil » Thu May 22, 2014 11:40 pm

Great looking machine!
Wish I was brave enough to take on a project of that magnitude, It'll look brilliant when it's done.
Best of luck buddy and keep the photo's coming!!!!

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Re: Italian Ascot bandit

Postby malcymal » Sat May 24, 2014 5:05 pm

What a clean mech it's got, amazing considering the exterior condition. I'm sure from your previous transformations it's going to look great.

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Re: Italian Ascot bandit

Postby aristomatic » Sat May 24, 2014 6:07 pm

I managed to dig out pix of one Ascot I had. As I said previously, I thought the mechanism was very poor quality. I moved it on very quickly. Thankfully all the chrome was in very good nick when I picked it up so just a quick paint job.
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Re: Italian Ascot bandit

Postby coppinpr » Sun May 25, 2014 8:12 am

Strange what you say about the mech, mine was very clean but I still stripped it right down and it seemed to be as well made as as any other make. The fan is basic but strongly made and the thing works with a nice crisp movement. I wonder if this was a later mech used because the originals were crap? The token payout is interesting - originally there was a solenoid activated token slide attached to the case. The unit is still there but disconnected long long ago and a very simple and clever slide operated token unit attached to the front of the payout slide cover. The original looks like it would break down every two mins and the later one looks like it would never break so a clever move by some operator in the past.
Nobody commented on the bug I found on the mech. Has anyone seen the like before?

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Re: Italian Ascot bandit

Postby malcymal » Mon May 26, 2014 8:34 am

The bug? Is this a form of cheat, to prevent the jackpot symbol, cherry win coming up or am I misunderstanding this? In which case if it's a cheat, I would say thieving swine. :cool:

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Re: Italian Ascot bandit

Postby coppinpr » Mon May 26, 2014 11:14 am

Have you never found a "bug" on one of your machines? I'm surprised, and yes, hard as it is to believe, arcade operators did try and cheat the public. Although this is the most professional "bug" I have seen, I've also found clips to change the balance on the reels, pegs on the star wheels either blocked off or sawn off completely, mystery payout holes in the payout disc blocked off, and others, When I took this one off there was actually a red paint mark to show which stop to block so the "bar" never came up. so yes you're right "cheating swine".
But then again, the public was busy "spooning", using slugs, using coins on strings, pushing red hot needles through plastic payout windows so as to fix the reels in one position, and generally trying to get their money back. It added to the fun. !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Italian Ascot bandit

Postby coppinpr » Tue May 27, 2014 12:48 pm

The payout card on my wreck was a worry so I thought Id start with that and to be honest Im pleased with it so far, only an hours work and its pretty close,just a little spacing to the right and its done. If the forum gurus think its worth it Ill gladly add it to the resources when its ready. Some odd winning lines, "orange melon bar" and "orange melon melon" ??
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Re: Italian Ascot bandit

Postby malcymal » Tue May 27, 2014 9:18 pm

Well those orange melon bar permutations are the same as most of the Sega Mystery Wins. I had two Segas with these combinations. But not 4 coins, they gave 10. Good job that award card. I assume GA is gold award token; do you have any tokens for it? I would be interested to see it and its dimensions. I haven't found any feature bugs as yet, not consciously. We did have a Bally Gold Award (Golden Girl) whereby two of the gold award payouts could never win and, as you say, the payout cutout was welded so the sensors could never trigger the token payout. This machine is actually in operation at a retro penny arcade locally; we traded it for a lovely 10p 2 play Esprit. The owner is aware of its illegality but funny enough he told me it's the machine that takes the most money each week in 2ps and the most reliable. I played on it last summer and re-noticed how two of the symbols had been substituted for others.

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Re: Italian Ascot bandit

Postby coppinpr » Wed May 28, 2014 9:10 am

The original electric token payout has long been disconnected and a much better slide operated one added some years ago. The original seems to have taken a token not much bigger than a 6d, the new one takes a token bigger than a shilling. The old unit is a bit of a beast as you can see from the photo, the strangest thing about it is it seems to be the wrong way round. the clear panel in the belly glass was ,as always ,there to show the tube of tokens yet the tube was at the other end, reverse the unit and the tube would be in just the right place but then no payout cup for the token,a design fault,surely not ,but then it is Italian.
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The payout card is finished now and attached to the original cleaned glass and really looks the part.I tried something new for me with this. I cropped about a dozen small jpeg photos of all the different fruits from a large photo of a buckingham payout card using paint shop pro then switched to microsoft word to build the payout card as I find it easier to adjust spacing with Word and you get a better use of fonts.When I had the correct size I scanned the result back in as a large Jpeg file and used paintshop to remove any marks left when inserting the fruit photos into word ,then printed it on satin photo paper and attached to the back of the original glass.
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Re: Italian Ascot bandit

Postby laneri » Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:55 am

Here are a couple for sale in Sweden:
http://www.blocket.se/varmland/Enarmad_ ... ?ca=11&w=3
about 400 GBP
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http://www.blocket.se/stockholm/Enarmad ... ?ca=11&w=3
about 270GBP
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I kind of like the '60s Italian look on the blue one... You can almost imagine the smell of espresso and cigarrettes....


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