Hi paxmanvalenta ……….
Welcome on board, I was raised in Paignton, are you one of my family? How many fingers have you on your right hand?
The pay out discs on a mechanical bandit are connected directly to the reels, however because they are on the same axis there are three axels operating one inside the other. The pay out discs are reversed in order to the reels. So reel one is connected to pay out disc three, two is two and three is one. I'm glad we sorted that out and no mistake.
Model engineering and woodwork will help you in this hobby if you ever repair or restore one. I'm sorry to hear about the gardening, I don't know what to suggest about that. So far as I'm concerned a weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. As for flowers, I have none in my house. I quite like cats but I wouldn't cut their heads off and display them in the hall.
I guess most of us started our interest by visiting seaside amusement arcades, it's just that some of us took up different interests from visiting seaside amusement arcades than others did. I've now finished my extensive courses of therapy and am finally allowed to walk with mixed company without being observed. It's not the same though, you can't beat the real thing.