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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby raj » Wed May 08, 2013 9:18 pm

Roll up, Roll up, here's another couple of bargains that should not be missed (not fleabay this time).
Should I applaud the sellers' for their optimism? :roll: or hit the GREED target (pinballers will know what I mean!).
http://www.slotmachinedepot.co.uk/
Cascade Coin Drop
Absolute stunning machine, fully working, quality woodwork. All trips working and present. Good clean condition.
£800
Retro 9 Cup Allwin
Repro from recent years, all works, nice clean condition.
£450

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby jimmycowman » Thu May 09, 2013 10:05 pm

Drop a "0" and he might be in 2013 :HaHa:

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby arrgee » Sat May 11, 2013 9:29 am

raj wrote:Retro 9 Cup Allwin
Repro from recent years, all works, nice clean condition.
£450
Seen a number of Nigel's Nostalgic machines for sale recently and their prices seem to be rising, I do wonder whether they will eventually gain a future place in the slot collector fraternity, many years hence.

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Bell-Fruit Cascade... small question

Postby coppinpr » Tue Dec 10, 2013 4:47 pm

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I've just bought this Cascade on ebay at a very low price, mostly due to the seller listing it on a one day sale(?). When I got it home, I was surprised to find that it is in almost perfect and original condition.
I decided to take it apart so I could clean the glass and the playfield and also release a couple of coins trapped near the coin entry. I've never had a machine like this, so, of course, I was a little surprised to find all the moving parts fall on the floor as soon as I removed the playfield... Next time I'll know they only rest in place against the glass. :oops: Anyway, no damage done and all the better for a clean but after the rebuild I THINK the bonus shoot is not set correctly. Before, it only paid when the far winner paid out, now it pays at other times, so I guess I've put the bonus parts back slightly wrong (wrong side of the pin??). Help please.
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Re: Bell-Fruit Cascade... small question

Postby badpenny » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:19 pm

Congratulations Paul and welcome to The ooh blast Club.
All new Cascade owners wear their badge proudly.

I guess you've now progressed to lying on the floor between two chairs with the case suspended above you while you hold the playfield in place with one hand, position the retaining bar across the back with another hand and screw on each of the the two nuts with the other hands. !PUZZLED!

Well guess what? You're going to have to do it all again :lol: ...... in order to turn the bonus trip around. You'll see the difference if you peer at the ledge on the top of the top bit, you'll see it's a bit wedged and not horizontal.

Jeremy

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Re: Bell-Fruit Cascade... small question

Postby pennymachines » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:20 pm

The cure is simple, although it does mean taking it all apart again - flip the upper bonus trip about the horizontal plane, so the subtle angled top faces the other way.

Edit to add: Jeremy beat me as usual. Never mind, I like a good beating from Jeremy. !SHSSS!
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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby coppinpr » Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:59 pm

thanks boys, fixed it now, the angle on that piece is so tiny Id never have thought it made a difference but it does,
Actually I dont seem to have any trouble removing the playfield, now that I know its waiting to cascade all the moving parts onto the floor. By removing the coin feed tube then the kicker then the long bar and the two brackets I find I can remove and replace the play field quite easily without dislodging any of the parts. Its interesting that the brackets and bar need to be really quite tight to make the machine run at its best.
Im amazed at the condition of this machine, I know its not really old but the case is quite cheaply made and I expected some damage. All that was needed was a clean inside the glass and a couple of half inch re paints where the coins had hit the glass near the coin entry, then there was the usual arcade trade mark, white paint spatter on the top, so I did a light sand and re varnish the whole thing and it really is "as new". It even has it original lock and key and the original inspection card fixed on the inside case with its reg number. Not my usual thing but I really like it.

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby raj » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:32 pm

I notice that Henry Powell has a couple of Cascades in his display, (he is selling a very pricey Peerless Viewer) also a Jamisons Pusher, looking very like the one that made top dollar at Coventry :cool:

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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby treefrog » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:12 pm

What I want to know is how he get the machines off the top shelf
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Re: Bell Fruit Cascade

Postby coppinpr » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:53 am

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