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The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby safetyman1005 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:22 pm

Just watched the 'Repair Shop' on BBC1 [Series 4 Episode 5], if you want to watch it.

Where they restored a 'Win/Place' machine.

They made an excellent job of cleaning all parts but a shame they didn't replace back of cabinet and put some locks on it.

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby jimmycowman » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:18 pm

It's on record download. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby treefrog » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:48 pm

Yes, it was nice not to be over restored.....I would have changed the clear plastic though...

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby luckystar » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:50 pm

Hi all, The Win and Place had been in the workshop for some time. It was on the floor at the back. I think he made a good job of it. Sadly, the ball hammer won't last five minutes. I have tried soldering them in - they don't last long.
Pete.

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby widget2k4 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:08 pm

Did they really put a handle on instead of a lock? lol, I'd of been devastated picking that up with no back on it haha, bet it wasnt cheap neither.

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby runner » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:31 pm

The repair shop is the best programme on TV by far, and I bet there is a lot of people on here with broken machines that haven't worked for years. Trouble is, I bet you need a back story / family connection before they would consider putting you on the programme.

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby jimmycowman » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:18 pm

Do they repair for free? They never say. I know you need a back story. There used to be a USA version called Rick's restoration in Vegas. I've been on a tour there when I was in Las Vegas. He does a really good job on his projects. We could do with a business like that in the UK.

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby widget2k4 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:47 pm

Could be one soon jimmy ;)

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby bryans fan » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:41 pm

Yesterday there was a pre flipper pin table. A Spry Ball pinball as discussed in another post. Watching it live today I see in the title sequence an electro mechanical pinball and what looks like a mutoscope reel.
So worth keeping watching future episodes.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... -episode-6

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Re: The Repair Shop BBC 1

Postby special when lit » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:48 pm

Apparently, they're doing a one armed bandit next week.


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