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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby malcymal » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:53 pm

Wow, you did it. Hats off to you as I was certainly pessimistic that anybody would ship it from here. Well done.

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby pennymachines » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:36 pm

The rewards of perseverance. .:*+*:. Excellent news!

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby cait001 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:15 pm

coppinpr wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:16 am
well done !! whats next? !PUZZLED!
As far as European machines go, I now have a Cascade, Rialto, Win A Spangles, and a Ballwin Deluxe.
Aside from a full-sized Nordic pajatso machine, there are only a few other European machines I'm looking for to the point where I'd pay the serious shipping premiums, like Win-A-Lot, Flik Flak (German), Challenger, Easy Push, or maybe a multi-stage allwin like The Hat Trick or Steeple Chase.

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby cait001 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:27 pm

Done and on the shelf. Germany and Britain together at last.
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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby coppinpr » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:04 am

Have you considered one of the three ball stack R&W machines (nicer than the "Hat Trick"). These are, in my view, some of the most playable allwins of all. I have a "Many Happy Returns" but would love the cigarette paying "Yours to be Won".
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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby cait001 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:50 pm

Many Happy Returns is definitely up there. In the same genre, a Samsons' Challenger (or Mini Challenger) would be cool.
I wouldn't want Yours To Be Won though, I'm not into stuff with tobacco references.

But I specifically want The Hat Trick because it has that physical variable chance that can be adjusted by the operator. One thing I LOVE in this hobby is stories about the ways operators tried to maximize their profits, either through underhanded tactics or offering the illusion of better odds through machine design. The Hat Trick had the adjustable tubes that could be swapped by the operator to change the odds whenever they wanted.

The Hat Trick also has a parallel to Japanese pachinko machines where some would have "clunes", a physical cluster of holes to fall through where only one would advance you to the win, or the next physical chance round.
I run a history booth at the local pinball+gameroom show, so for me if I got a Hat Trick it would allow me to tell even more stories and make more cross-continental connections in machine evolution. :)


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