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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade De Luxe

Postby terry » Wed Jun 16, 2010 8:41 pm

Hi Treefrog. All coins that roll into the bonus column should be retained there by a vertical trip that is a different shape to the others. If the coins are running through your bonus column it sounds like your trip is either absent or the top piece is the wrong way round. When this column is full, the coins are then diverted into the overflow hole and from there to the cash box. If you get a coin into the far left win hole, it triggers a cascade (hence the name) of pennies from each column including the whole bonus column. I'm just about to piece my one together so let me know your email and I can send a photo or two if it helps.

These are simple machines which I believe derive from a 1930's German patent. I have very fond memories of playing one at the Blue Anchor hotel in Somerset as a child in the 70's so a Bellfruit Cascade is an essential machine for me to own!

All the best.

Terry.

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade De Luxe

Postby treefrog » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:43 pm

Terry,

Perfect !!THUMBSX2!! , I noticed the bonus top trip has a slight angle and with the stop on the right and sloping to the left, there was nothing to support it, so taken off the panel, turned around the top trip and hey presto, it all works including the bonus when the far left win it tripped...

many thanks for your help, I agree this is great fun but so simple.....

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade De Luxe

Postby terry » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:06 pm

I just pieced my Cascade together too and surprise surprise, found that my bonus trip was round the wrong way too! Some ingenious past owner had nailed all the trips with holes into place but obviously got that one wrong. I'd forgotten what a nightmare these machines are. You can't clear a jam or make an adjustment without pennies and trips falling all over the floor. All working now apart from the coin flicker keeps falling out as the shoulder screw holding it in place keeps untightening itself...aaargh!! :dammit:

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade De Luxe

Postby badpenny » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:38 pm

Try a little ptfe tape around the thread

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Bell Fruit Cascade flicker lever

Postby lukewells » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:35 pm

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Hi everyone,

The final missing part in my Cascade machine is the coin flicker lever.

I would like to buy one if anyone has one available (a long shot I know!)

Alternatively if someone who has a Cascade machine could be so kind as to trace their part onto a piece of cardboard, I could probably get one made.

Thanks in advance for any help,

Luke.

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade flicker lever

Postby pennymachines » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:48 pm

The coin flicker levers (strikers) are often missing because they are held in place by a single machine screw. This goes through the slot in the striker and screws into a plate on the machine. The striker must run freely against the screw with the slot limiting its travel. The striker below was made to replace one that was missing.

The last picture shows how to arrange the trips you bought. Notice the top of the upper Bonus trip (where the coins stack against it) has a slight chamfer. You have to get this the right way around or the coins tend to bounce past the trip instead of lodging above it. I'm not sure I've got it right in the picture. If it doesn't work, you need to flip it around to the other side. Cascade picture here: http://users.powernet.co.uk/carlton/jukes/slots.html
CascadeStriker1.jpg
CascadeStriker2.jpg
CascadeTrips.jpg

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade flicker lever

Postby lukewells » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:03 pm

Thankyou kind sir for the information.

I should be able to get one made from that photo, but in the meantime if anyone has one for sale I am still interested

Many thanks

Luke

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade flicker lever

Postby mervyngoodhew » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:44 pm

There is one for sale on ebay no. 170539826534

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade flicker lever

Postby lukewells » Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:47 pm

With the flicker missing it seems.

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Cascade wood finish?

Postby lukewells » Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:27 pm

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Hi everyone,

I am currently working on my Bell Fruit Cascade machine.

I have just finished stripping it down and sanding it (as the varnish was flaking and looked terrible)

Now that the woodwork is stripped, what would be the correct finish to apply making it look as original as possible?

Many thanks for your help

Luke


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