Noob with an Aristocrat Regal "Honey Bee"

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rod71
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Noob with an Aristocrat Regal "Honey Bee"

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Hi guys. Just thought I'd join up, as I will be picking up my first bandit in a week or so.

The bandit is the last piece in the puzzle that is my gamesroom. I have four late '70s solid-state pinballs, an upright arcade, a cocktail arcade, plus a home-made jukebox cabinet.

OK, well I need to keep searching and learning about these things, so I will leave you with a couple of pics of the Honey Bee.

Cheers
Rod
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Re: Noob with an Aristocrat Regal "Honey Bee"

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A very nice example Rod, not often seen with quad reels in this country. Be warned however, even without the top box, this model is very very heavy, made from weapon's grade steel! !OMFG!
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lol. Built to last! So the best way to move them is to break it down by removing the mech?

I'm in Australia BTW, so quads are pretty common. As are the 1970s Jubilees with the wood-grain panelling and jumbo top boxes. Yuk!
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Howdy Rod 71, welcome, we'll open a new pack of Wagon Wheels to celebrate your arrival.

Do you live in the same street as Andydotp and pominoz who regularly contribute, you'll probably know them from sight if not name?
Nice guys they went to different schools together.

Do you need planning permission for that machine? It's a Doozy.
What coins is it playing?

Regarding breaking it down to move it, removing the mech will help but, to make it really easy, you might try an angle grinder. !PUZZLED!

Keep us updated

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Re: Noob with an Aristocrat Regal "Honey Bee"

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Heh, I get this feeling there are no post 1970 Aristocrats over there :)

The Honey Bee is running on Aussie 10c

How about the Jubilee below. Now THAT is huge.

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Transformers ...... Robots in disguise!!!!

When it fights the evil contraceptacons what does it turn into?
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Re: Noob with an Aristocrat Regal "Honey Bee"

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So the Honey Bee has arrived!

Markings inside suggest it was made in 1975.

Have had to do a crash course on trouble shooting already. Thanks to the excellent resources on this site along with the Aristocrat service manual, I was able to sort it out.

The payout slides were pretty well gummed up with grease, and turns out that they were also in the wrong order!. Explains why it was paying out the incorrect amount on certain pays (when it decided to pay)

Anyway. It's playing pretty sweet now. Very happy with it :)

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Well done, glad it's all arrived and has worked out well for you. :cool:
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Post by metropolis »

Hi Rod,

It's a pretty old post and I am here from Melbourne working in a small linen company. I am interested in buying a late Honey Bee. If you are interested do let me know! Thanks.

Messlie Linda
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Don't have a Honey Bee, but did pick up a Bobby Dazzler the other week, minus cash tray and slides (of course I have spares of these).

I am in UK though, so can't help you.

I have 3 Regals, two 3 reelers and this 4 reeler. Never seen a UK version of the 4 reeler and this one is also on Aus 10c......

I was going to post a joke anonymous post to BP's post of this machine from 3 months ago, asking if anyone knew why the coins were falling out all over the place and where I could get a cash box from, but then realised the ability to send anon posts has gone. Anyway the email I sent in January, they responded 3 months later and accepted my offer, from a small antiques shop in south London.
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