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Postby tammy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:34 pm

The times are a changing??

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Postby coppinpr » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:49 pm

Now if you went back to the days this machine was new you could have used boxed toilet paper which would have worked soooo much better '!'
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Postby treefrog » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:52 pm

At least you have toilet paper.....we are saving newspapers.

Well one machine done, took a lot longer than planned, not because of the machine bought, but getting one of my spare escalators to work in it. Incredible the issues you get with escalators and the time taken to strip down, rebuild, strip down rebuild..... :!?!:

No idea if green was an original colour as most are silver, but is old wrinkle paint, so left on rather than a dodgy shiny paint job. Perhaps I may change reel strips as very scruffy, but good for now. Even stuck Mills door and lock on.....

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Postby dutchboy » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:07 pm

Nice machine it is. The problem you have with the escalator sounds familiair. I did clean up some slides and they look like new. Untill i played the machine and it.... won’t pay out two coins. So have to take them apart again and rebuild etc. dirtdog

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Postby gameswat » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:29 pm

Great job Tree in doing only what was needed. I've always thought any machine should work properly first, cosmetics second. And that machine is fine looking as-is, some character, which in this day of so many over restored pieces is getting harder to find. I always say, look at US eBay, sinking under the weight of brand new looking "vintage" slots! Not a scrap of individuality to any of them and most sit there unwanted. !!SUICIDAL!!

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Postby treefrog » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:54 pm

I love to get to bottom of an issue, especially after spending more than a day wasting time building and taking apart items. Anyway of threes spare Mills escalators I had two had a similar issue where the coins would stick and jam the machine on operation. No matter how much cleaning, checking springs and blockages, something was causing this. One thing I have noticed on Mills and lesser so on Sega is that the metal parts are generally far more worn on machines, also the metals used seem less hard, so more use of brass and other softer metals, especially on escalators for example.

Anyway, the lower toothed coin bar is the main issue as this is fixed and only needs to spring back as the coins slide through the next position. I found any defect however small on the teeth locks the coin when trying to move to next position and as such jams the machine. As seen on the below picture seems to be more a issue on the second and third teeth, not the first. On removal filing the teeth back to remove any defects following the line the coin takes with the file not across. I also reduced the file size to fine to get a perfect smooth finish. I am sure other electric tools would do the job. Obviously you want to minimise the amount of metal take off as well. Fixed my issue on two escalators

You can tell I am bored....well maybe the wrong word

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Postby special when lit » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:50 pm

I'm not self isolating, just have a week off work, so going to be starting on this.

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Postby dirk55 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:43 pm

I want one.

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Postby brianh » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:13 pm

Having self-isolated myself due to my advancing years I decided it is time to clean all the dust out of my long abandoned Bryan's Five Win.

Got bored......
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Postby santelmann » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:44 pm

It´s time for wrecking a couple of german "crank"-type slots to generate spare parts for following projects.

I'm waiting for parts to restore a coin operated '30s shooting range. Some things are not so easy available here in Germany at the moment...

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