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Re: Green Ray Television

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:35 pm
by arrgee
badpenny wrote:Sadly when I went to Wookey Hole a couple of Summers back, only the hole was working
Strange, the photo was taken in August 2015 and, as I mentioned in my article, that was in the December 2015 issue of MMM. Every machine was working fine - no 'out of order' sign anywhere. :!?!:

Hell - I hope my grandkids didn't screw up the machines!!! :lol:

Re: Green Ray Television.

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:32 pm
by brigham
I'm still hoping to post pics of this 'creation', which is making progress.
I wanted a penny coin slide for it, but these seem to be unavailable. I can import one (at great cost) from the USA, but it's on US quarter. Will that take a shilling, do you think?
Otherwise, I'll have to build one. An old penny payout slide might be a good place to start?

Re: Green Ray Television.

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:45 am
by brigham
This machine is coming on really well. I'm still not confident about uploading pictures, but I'm going to give it a try:
This is the basic frame, before any mechanism was added.

Re: Green Ray Television.

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:15 pm
by ddstoys
Nice this build is going to be epic

Re: Green Ray Television.

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:48 pm
by moonriver
hold out for an old penny coin slide, they do come up on eBay, usually a few together and then none for while

Re: Green Ray Television.

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:15 pm
by treefrog
Got a few penny slides and have been selling lots of spares over last 6 months which I am sure people have noticed, may list some again with next batch of items to go over next few weeks. Most stuff I sell with no reserve as just need stuff to go, so if anyone is after anything let me know........

Re: Green Ray Television.

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:30 am
by ddstoys
treefrog wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:15 pm
Got a few penny slides and have been selling lots of spares over last 6 months which I am sure people have noticed, may list some again with next batch of items to go over next few weeks. Most stuff I sell with no reserve as just need stuff to go, so if anyone is after anything let me know........
Id love a couple of penny slide mechs ifnyounhave some to spare. Im assuming English pennies are the same size as the old aussie pennies

Re: Green Ray Television.

Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:18 pm
by badpenny
Yes they are the same size.

Re: Green Ray Television.

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:47 pm
by brigham
I've solved the coin-slide problem by importing an American example on US quarter.
A slight turn on the adjusting screw, and it works fine on English or Scottish shilling. (Presumably on 5 new pence too, although I haven't tried it).
A bit steep for 1931, I know. It's going to be a 'premium rate' machine!
(The pic. has a fictitious date, by the way).

Re: Green Ray Television.

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:51 pm
by pennymachines
I could have sworn that date was real. !PUZZLED!
Looking forward to seeing how this shapes up. Keep us posted.