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Recommend me a book...

Postby humperdingle » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:16 pm

Looking for recommendations for a good book for a newbie to slot machine ownership... Basic repairs, how they operate etc.

Or am I better just sticking to online material??

Thanks.

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Re: Recommend me a book...

Postby badpenny » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:43 pm

A lot of the on line stuff is very good and of course free, you'll find lots of links to such stuff if you explore the threads on here.
Have a play with the Search facility and you'll probably benefit from the section on tips for beginners.

As for books, I find them essential, they are so useful .... you can plonk machines on them so you don't scratch the family table.

Do you want books that tell the history and development?
Lots of glossy photos with damp proof pages so you can wipe the dribble off?
Technical manuals?
Bandits?
Allwins?
Pinballs?

There is a library section on the forum as well.

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Re: Recommend me a book...

Postby dutchboy » Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:06 pm

Humperdingle, i have a link of a site that's very interesting. I don't remember if i found it here on pennymachines or find it myself. They are showing how to strip a mechanism with pictures. Very usefull .
http://slotrestoration.blogspot.nl/2010 ... nning.html
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Re: Recommend me a book...

Postby treefrog » Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:25 pm

Not seen that before and it is very informative - one of those blog sites that one day will disappear and the information with it. Interesting the view on WD40 as it has been posted here and I have seen it on Motorcycle sites. I am still a huge advocate for clean lubrication, of machines that is. Of course it would useless in an arcade situation, but occasional home use - far less messy.

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Re: Recommend me a book...

Postby coppinpr » Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:47 am

As to a book, BP is right, you will need to know what direction you're going to take in this hobby. As this is a small and yet varied hobby, books tend to be of two kinds: coffee table picture or technical. I'm a bandit man for the most part so the Mills and Jennings Compete Guides are essential to me. If you want a history with good illustrations then Bueschel's Lemons, Cherries and Bell-Fruit-Gum is very good. A book I particularly like (because it falls into my area of interest I guess) is The Guide to Trade Stimulator and Counter Games, a great book for identifying trade stims and, although a bit out of date now, gives at least an idea of which machines are more valuable than others.

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Re: Recommend me a book...

Postby humperdingle » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:41 am

Thanks - I'll take a wee look at the suggestions.

My interest - at least initially - will be based around getting to know my first machine. I've had a good old search both here and the wider net for an instruction manual of sorts but no luck so far. If anyone can help in this regard, I'd be grateful... It's a Jubilee Dollar Drop 'Deluxe'. Can't seem to find a huge amount online about them except that they were made in Oz by Nutt & Muddle... Great name... I must find out if the 'Nutt' is related in any way to a cousin of mine. I know they had family out there.

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Re: Recommend me a book...

Postby badpenny » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:38 pm

There's a lot on this forum regarding Jubilee and Nutt & Muddle, if you use The Search link at the top of the page.
I don't know the Dollar Drop 'Deluxe' but it's likely to be a standard model of machine from a series that were all identical apart from the name.
Is it purely mechanical?
Is it Electro-mechanical?
Electronic?
Does it have lights, but doesn't have to be plugged in to play it?

Photos?

Once we know which type it is we'll be able to help you better and Tree Frog can tell you how many he already has down to the nearest 20/30. :lol:

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Re: Recommend me a book...

Postby humperdingle » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:42 pm

This is the Jubilee - Bought from Henry Powell Automatics. No idea what parts are original etc. Eagerly anticipating its arrival, though :)
As far as I'm aware, entirely mechanical with no lighting.
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Re: Recommend me a book...

Postby humperdingle » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:06 pm

It's HERE!!

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Re: Recommend me a book...

Postby badpenny » Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:31 pm

OK, I guess it's what we all expected it to be.
Bomb proof mechanism.
Standard three wheel mechanism without added complications of jackpot bank(s)
I've had a couple over the years.
What denomination is it on?


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