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Re: Time to ........

Postby treefrog » Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:10 pm

Spent the day sorting out a load of machines I had dismantled a long time ago and working out what parts go with what. Had a number of Mills mechanisms which I had serviced and wrapped in plastic until needed and the first one I tried I was very disappointed that the reels ran poorly.......after a few tries I realised something was causing a blockage and must have a frog in the system.....no truer words were said as the legs of a mummified frog dropped out of reel number three :HaHa:
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Re: Time to ........

Postby special when lit » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:22 pm

:HaHa:

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Re: Time to ........

Postby john t peterson » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:28 pm

treefrog,

Long lost relative? An Uncle, perhaps?

J Peterson
Free the frogs, USA

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Re: Time to ........

Postby badpenny » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:41 pm

I think he's croaked

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Re: Time to ........

Postby dutchboy » Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:45 pm

If it was a long time wrapped in plastic it didn’t die from corona... !!HIDING!!

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Re: Time to ........

Postby JC » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:06 pm

moonriver wrote:
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:30 am
Samson slick, impossible to operate due to its unreliability.
I've operated mine for over twenty years and never had a problem - one of my most reliable machines.

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Re: Time to ........

Postby cheeky » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:08 pm

badpenny wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:52 pm
You're wrong you are mistaken.
Click on the photo.
Note .....
Minor electrics feeding a couple of solenoids.
No pay out, just return of coin played.
Shape of the top of the door externally and the material that door is made of.

BP :didact:
That was me being funny. 🥴

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Re: Time to ........

Postby badpenny » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:07 pm

And that was me being me. !OMFG!
After 4 weeks, it's safe to say I've got cabin fever. Don't take it personally.

As an update, I'm into my third day of paint stripping the case. I reckon it's had four coats of very thick gloss, all applied with a dead badger instead of a brush.
Luckily I've found a local source for old style chemical stripper as good as Nitromors was before EU made them remove all the ingredients that strip paint. It looks like old Nitromors, smells like it, attacks various layers and is cheaper.
Happy Days, except I am getting fed up scraping.

BP :cool:

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Re: Time to ........

Postby moonriver » Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:29 pm

JC wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:06 pm
I've operated mine for over twenty years and never had a problem - one of my most reliable machines.
That's interesting JC, yours must be a good one. Machines that have a lot for the player to do in sequence have to be reliable to operate. I think maybe these machines are completely original ones that have never been restored or rebuilt, especially if the replacement parts were missing had been made and added, having not had anything to copy from.
The Samson Slick machines I've come across before had various different issues, home-made parts and OK for home use but not for arcade.

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Re: Time to ........

Postby paul » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:08 am

I bought this B.M.CO machine awhile ago needing light restoration (been stored approx. 30 years ago). Slight downside for me is that it's on 1/2 penny coins. Still a nice find. It works perfectly.


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