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Re: Bryans Grand National

Postby badpenny » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:27 pm

brigham wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:13 am
The horses are on a homebrew machine called 'Bryan's Grand National', there's a thread on it.
Oh yes so there is, I even commented on it and then promptly forgot ..... apparently !PUZZLED!

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Re: Bryans Grand National

Postby brigham » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:59 pm

Conversions were quite a business in the '80s onwards. Last season's AWPs used to re-appear in twopenny form, with all-cash (lower) payouts.
Future collectors will find it difficult to obtain an '80s Line-up or Adders and Ladders in original form.
We'll probably end up with tips on how to re-convert them back.
The Bryan's Grand National is the first enthusiasts conversion I've seen, though.

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Re: Bryans Grand National

Postby badpenny » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:34 pm

I'd have said machine conversions were quite a business in the 30s/40s and onwards. Never mind the 80s
Caille, Tom Bolland & Firman later Günther Wulff machines were victims, and all before decimalisation lead to many being hacked about to further their lives.

Of course I'm talking about operators changing a machine's look to modernise it and give it more appeal and keep it earning.
We've all seen fantasy machines which may have had a mountain of clever work put into them, yet will always be no more than that. :cool:

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Re: Bryans Grand National

Postby brigham » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:55 pm

Oh yes! I'm forgetting about Tom Boland conversions of what are now sometimes rare machines. One of my favourites was the Greyhound version of the Caille Commercial; I've only just found out that it was a conversion.
I've just spotted the give-away on the Bryan's Grand National re-vamp:- 24d!
Nobody EVER wrote 'two shillings' like that!

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Re: Bryans Grand National

Postby pennymachines » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:01 pm

I believe the Greyhound game you're thinking of was made by Clement & Whales. Some of these may have been conversions from Caille machines but most, if not all, were probably manufactured by Clements. See this thread for more: Caille / Clement & Whales Countertop disc machines

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Re: Bryans Grand National

Postby thebentpenny » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:14 pm

Hello, I think the Bryans clock conversion is fantastic. Great idea - you have done a brilliant job! I love the paint job. Is it the same fleck that they used on the red Bullion? If so, where did the paint come from?

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Re: Bryans Grand National

Postby fruitbowl » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:25 am

Hi, it's just standard oil-based red gloss paint, left to dry, then with a stiff brush flick on the black and white paint. A little practice required beforehand.

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Re: Bryans Grand National

Postby thebentpenny » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi, I didn't have a clue as to how you achieved the fleck effect, so thank you for letting me know. I will get some paint and give it a go. As you say, it will be best to practice first. If I can get it to look anything like yours I would be more than happy.

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Re: Bryans Grand National

Postby arrgee » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:53 pm

Interesting conversion fruitbowl, how about a video of it in action?


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