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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby santelmann » Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:20 pm

treefrog wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:53 pm


The handles assembly takes a hammering and the weak pot metal seems most affected here, especially the internal clamp which crumble.
Hi Treefrog!
The clamp is a typical problem part on Novomat and later machines. Are this parts also recycled in the Roma?
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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby dickywink » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:25 pm

I totally agree with you TF ... looking at the line up there is something magical about them ... thats why i like Ditchburn juke boxes and Jamiesons machines ... not the prettiest things compared to a Wurlitzer or a Caille but there is something magical about them that i love ... enjoy them
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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby treefrog » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:26 pm

The Roma’s have standard handle assembly’s, so yes and I had to change two of them. Sometimes it is best not to even touch the bolts and leave alone as if working it may carry on for a while, the risk is when you take of the back plate and it all goes wrong !PUNISH! I like to do it to check any issues and take a chance...

Interesting one of the handle plate fronts I changed and not because of metal fatigue was the below shiny one, which I am sure is a recast and very good at that. The only issue when they did this the bearing was too large and the handle rattled around so I changed it. I was going to see if I could punch out the steel bearing and insert an original Gunter Wulff one shown, but suspect they were cast around the bearing and will probably just break up. I have see some people on Facebook groups make new plates using aluminium sheet and tubing for the stops and make a good job.
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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby treefrog » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:29 pm

dickywink wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:25 pm
I totally agree with you TF ... looking at the line up there is something magical about them ... thats why i like Ditchburn juke boxes and Jamiesons machines ... not the prettiest things compared to a Wurlitzer or a Caille but there is something magical about them that i love ... enjoy them
Dicky
The collectors world is an odd one as for me most of my favourite machines are the cheapest ones, I would rather have a glowing Roma in my room than a Mills Rock-Ola bandit......

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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby badpenny » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:38 pm

^^^^^ What he just said :didact:

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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby tallstory » Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:28 am

special when lit
Hi T/F. Don't suppose you have a handle plate in that useful pile, do you?
I noticed that one restorer used a 3D printer to make a similar part https://www.foghandersen.com/en-rotomat ... problemer/ This must be the future for us restorers.

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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby special when lit » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:21 pm

tallstory wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:28 am
special when lit
Hi T/F. Don't suppose you have a handle plate in that useful pile, do you?
I noticed that one restorer used a 3D printer to make a similar part https://www.foghandersen.com/en-rotomat ... problemer/ This must be the future for us restorers.
That's a good idea. I've got a mate with a 3D printer...

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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby santelmann » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:24 pm

special when lit wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:40 pm

Hi T/F. Don't suppose you have a handle plate in that useful pile, do you?
Do you need the complete assembly or only the plate?

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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby special when lit » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:28 pm

santelmann wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:24 pm
special when lit wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:40 pm

Hi T/F. Don't suppose you have a handle plate in that useful pile, do you?
Do you need the complete assembly or only the plate?
Not sure, I've not taken it to bits yet.

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Re: Roma Flotilla

Postby dickywink » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:46 pm

I have been using 3d printers for over a year now .... not a thripenny joe printer but one from the 3rd dimension ...
I have been making tools for my good Fruit Machine Friends over at MPU mecca ... yes the place where slot machines use that electrickery stuff and puters to make the reels spin ... my second printer is on its way as the first one runs full time ... check out my thread on the MPU forum " Dicky tool box" and befor you say its too difficult .... it is not ... anyone can do it

Firstly ... the link to dickys toolbox

https://www.fruitemu.co.uk/ib/index.php ... c&id=23180

and secondly ... if she can do it ... anyone can do it ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fVP1VckD2U


all the best .. Dicky


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