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Watling Derby re-creation

Postby pennymachines » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:36 pm

This guy has taken home-built slot machines to a different level, albeit with some 21st century technology




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Re: Watling Derby re-creation

Postby moonriver » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:39 pm

Fantastic, I'd buy that!

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Re: Watling Derby re-creation

Postby sweetmeats » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:04 pm

The short video of the Watling Derby seemed to me not give too much information. Was it was a copy or restoration? The attached article either adds to this or is unrelated - in either case I feel it is worth sharing. It comes from the late Dick Bueschel's coin op classics which ran for only 13 issues before his sudden untimely death. I met him at the Chicago fair in the mid 1990s and signed up for a subscription and bought all the back copies. The first machine was sold to a major collector from the West Coast. I thought I had a photo but cannot find it at the moment.
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Re: Watling Derby re-creation

Postby clubconsoles » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:43 pm

Thanks for sharing the Coin-Op Classics scans sweetmeats, fascinating article!!
Are these magazines availible online or CD?
I would love to read them in full.

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Re: Watling Derby re-creation

Postby pennymachines » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:25 pm

I don't think so. There was discussion about it at CoinOpCollectorForum.com in 2015.
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