Temple’s Penny Arcade Trailer Project

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Thought I would share a picture of the Arcade all set up ready for a public event on bonfire night. When the crowds arrived both the arcade and the striker game were very popular with lots of nice comments on the organisers facebook page :-)

Again, very interesting on which machines took the most pennies. The Flash does get the cash!
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Looks fantastic all lit up at night pauljt71. Glad it went well for you. !!THUMBSX2!!
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Thanks my friend. :-)
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Looks great!
It occurs to me that you could have two painted wooden supports (like 4" x 2") that bolt together at the ends to form a V shape arrangement, projecting out from each front corner of the trailer and out toward the towing ball end and supported with an upright post, meeting at a point where your sandwich board is in the pic. and so it just assembles and bolts together and then can be stored in pieces down the middle of the trailer when not in use.
You could then 'hang' 4 allwins, 2 on each side above the towing end, using the same flat hook brackets showmen use bolted to the back of theirs. The allwins just lift off when dismantling and probably best suited for hanging the lighter narrower cased type.
If you then were to make a similar removable cross bar for across the rear of your trailer you could add another 3 allwins (for busier events). Potentially you have the capacity for adding another 5 machines, and more than doubling what you first started out with.
Then your centre machines can be upgraded to more bulkier machines or heavy bandits that have a bigger base or depth. Maybe an Easypush and similar for the other side too? As you've discovered you need some more types of machines that soak up pennies with multiple play.
In any event its's an excuse to go out and buy some more machines which is never a bad thing!
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moonriver wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 11:18 am Looks great!
In any event its's an excuse to go out and buy some more machines which is never a bad thing!
No excuse needed, already looking for more bandits. I plan to put these on the main sides with lighter allwins on the ends as you have suggested. It’s very much trial and error. I have some great machines at home but they are not suitable for the arcade as they are slow, multi ball players. From a commercial perspective you are correct in the comment about needing coin hungry machines. I have already decided to give out the coins in smaller quantities to gamers otherwise they are there all day. :-)


I currently have 10 machines fitted with the extra stand as a trial.
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Warwick Victorian evening was a huge success. Seeing the joy on the public's face has made the investment in money and time for this project so rewarding. I have never seen the arcade so popular. I cycled a box of 3000 old pennies in 6 hours with just 10 machines in play.

Here are a couple of pictures.
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It's a nice feeling isn't it, which is why I'm often at mine at busy weekends out at the front giving pennies away to bring families in. I think it's very rewarding after all the effort you've made to see how well received the old machines always are, and much better than them just squirrelled away in collections that never see the light of day.
Well done!
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I couldn’t agree more Moonriver. These machines were made to bring fun and joy (plus an income). It’s great that I am able to put these pieces of history back to their original use for future generations to enjoy. :-)
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Well done, lads. These machines bring both entertainment and a sense of community, something that is missing in today's hand-held devices.

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Really pleased to hear that chaps and quite agree with our esteemed member John and his comments regarding those hand-held devices. If I had the time and mobile facility I would love to do this. Presumably you need to have public liability cover?
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