Wonders Flyover

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polaris
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Wonders Flyover

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I received my latest barn find today. Very happy about this one (Wonders a particular favourite). It needs some work but not too bad. I'm interested to know why there are significant differences comparing the one in the Wonders list?
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Great artwork.
Very nice find.
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Wish I had barns like yours where I live. The only thing I ever find in barns begins with S and ends in T! I think jimmycowman knows what I mean!
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I agree, some good old barns in Scotland. Nothing like that in England. :(
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Lol actually been a nightmare getting here came all the way up here from a boatyard in Kent went missing for a week along the way when parcel force attached wrong labels
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polaris wrote:I'm interested to know why there are significant differences comparing the one in the Wonders list?
Yes, the playfield layout is quite different, although the artwork appears identical. I wonder which is earlier.
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treefrog
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What is even odder is that two gantries overlay each other, so you wonder why they would not have used the square finish ones instead of the fancy ones to address this, as Wonders used both type, as shown in the other picture....

Nice find - I do like Giant Wonders.
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Have you also noted that the gallery scrolls are upside down - (sort of). They've clearly been made like that, but the fancy scroll bit should be at the top, above the hole cut-outs for the Win/Lose tabs (or in this case the number of coins to be paid out). Very odd. !PUZZLED!
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If you look at it upside down and imagine the cups and wining numbers reversed (as they would be) then the overlapping curls in the middle protrude a lot.
Possibly far enough to deflect the ball into a cup, especially as there are no pins to bounce them away.

You'd have to set one up to check it or use a powerful bit of physics software.

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Hi,
All restoration well under way now on the Wonders machine. Looking ahead, I will need to replace the plastic covering the artwork. Can anyone advise on what I should be looking for and possibly where I would be able to find a suitable replacement?
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