American, British, French or German? We want to know about it.
User avatar
badpenny
Forum Moderator
Posts: 6210
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: East Midlands
Contact:

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

Postby badpenny » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:26 am

paul wrote:
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.
That's lovely (I expect). If you post a photo of it, we can all be jealous at the same time.

BP !!IDEA!!

User avatar
treefrog
Posts: 3600
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Suffolk

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

Postby treefrog » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:19 pm

Well finished number two, I seem to be very slow at the moment. So was red, but now it is green, as I changed the top casting which was actually a horrible diamond front repro cI guess done by an operator a long time ago. It had no reel posts as well.

So now a sickly green, just waiting for a set of cherries from the States, as I could not get any here. Hopefully will arrive next week.

Before
D415B4D2-1364-4FCE-A64F-CFCD4812099C.jpeg
After
B54BAA0B-9771-44E2-8F4D-A822D78EAAFE.jpeg
Next week I might play with electrical stuff like those Golding machines that were going into the Coventry auction.

User avatar
watlingman
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:44 pm

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

Postby watlingman » Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:36 pm

NICE choice of green colour for a change !!THUMBSX2!!

User avatar
dutchboy
Posts: 313
Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:28 pm
Location: Netherlands

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

Postby dutchboy » Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:30 pm

Good work treefrog, very nice job👍

User avatar
treefrog
Posts: 3600
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Suffolk

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

Postby treefrog » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:20 am

Number three done......definitely going to do a non-bandit next.....

The red one which I bought over 10 years ago from the guy at the Hill on the House Museum in a terrible state and has been flat packed since then. Kept the original retailer name on the side, wonder if they had any relationship to the main company Bell Automatics. It’s a mix match machine with Diamond front lower and Black Cherry upper and was going to make a total diamond front. Problem was I could not get hold of an original casting, everyone I got was repro and they never match. Also wonder if they had options made like this as noticed a number of others on the net... Anyway they work, even stuck Mills locks and cash boxes in them.

I am sure there are many faults one can find, but there is an obvious error note right hand machine I have intentionally left. Anyone guess? !PUZZLED!
566605B5-FAFA-4A05-ADBB-E53D9B782EC4a.jpg
B2716779-C833-4CCA-9506-3EB5F0DD47B5.jpeg

User avatar
badpenny
Forum Moderator
Posts: 6210
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: East Midlands
Contact:

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

Postby badpenny » Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:21 pm

Is it the only one with a sixpence lying on the flagstone next to it?

rockola
Posts: 17
Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:05 pm

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

Postby rockola » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:00 pm

Lower left bottom cherry is upside down and wrong award card cherry.
Lol

User avatar
treefrog
Posts: 3600
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Suffolk

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

Postby treefrog » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:16 pm

Well done! !!THUMBSX2!! Yes, that cherry is upside down and I was going to turn it around, but there are marks in the paint, so just left. Bad day by whoever put together, probably in the U.K.

Now I never noticed the award card cherry on the same machine... Again came with this, but annoying as I have a spare proper one on another award and was short a normal cherry for another machine (stuck an ad on here a month ago), ended up buying a set from the US...... :#:

Now I know why I miss so many things at auctions.... !LOOK!

User avatar
badpenny
Forum Moderator
Posts: 6210
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: East Midlands
Contact:

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

Postby badpenny » Mon May 25, 2020 3:17 pm

Well, The Slick is done and should really be going back to work, however it'll just end up back in the pile.
It looked like this .....

Prior-to-tarting-upa.jpg
I'd had it a year or three, and remember playing them as a child.
Even with a substantially powerful paint stripper it took a bit to get to bare metal. Seems there were 5 top coats and 1 primer before I reached what was left of the original Hammerite (type?) light bluey green. Which it turns out is no longer available.

IMG_3154---Copya.jpg
As Close to bare metal as I could be bothered.
IMG_3161a.jpg
For those who don't know the game play, the next three photos show the three challenges.

IMG_3162a.jpg
The see saw leads to 1st switch box
IMG_3163a.jpg
This is the "Payramid" type element leading to 2nd switch
IMG_3164a.jpg
Pushing the nob drops the ball to 3rd switch
There are 5 balls for 1d, and achieving a score of at least 9 returns you your penny. You really get a lot for your copper!!!!

Watch a test drive through the washing here ....


BP :cool:

User avatar
john t peterson
Posts: 1021
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2004 5:40 pm
Location: USA
Contact:

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

Postby john t peterson » Mon May 25, 2020 3:53 pm

Hey.....I saw the player TILTING the machine. That's CHEATING. :tut

Any more and we'll have to notify the establishment. dirtdog

J Peterson
Rules R US in USA (discounting our President)


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], john t peterson, pauljt71 and 2 guests