Lost Ruffler & Walker racer

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mr merrivale
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Lost Ruffler & Walker racer

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Lost Ruffler and Walker Racer.
I thought you all might like to see the pictures of what I call the lost Scooter Racer.
I have known of this racer for four plus years and can now confirm I was lucky enough to purchase it on Tuesday.
I always thought it was an operator conversion, but now I am convinced it is a truly original machine from R&W. The scooters are from the same supplier as the other cars/helicopters, right down to the same wheels.
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moonriver
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Very nice!
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clubconsoles
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Well done Pete, another great addition to your vintage arcade!
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Great find. Well done Peter and thanks for sharing. !!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: Lost Ruffler & Walker racer

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Very nice, especially being the first to surface, could quite possibly be unique.
I notice two things:

1. It's going backwards, and

2. The slide mech would seem to imply that there's no coin return,

A very nice find though !THUMBS!
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Re: Lost Ruffler & Walker racer

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Yes it is the wrong way. There is one more known to be the wrong way, in the same style of cabinet with the off set centre rail. That one is a Grand Prix which sold at the EH.
The coin mech and coin return - the coin cup has been removed and replaced with a coin slide.
Lots of work to be done.
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Re: Lost Ruffler & Walker racer

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I realize that it is a British game but why didn't they put the riders on BSA, Triumph, Norton, Royal Enfield or some other cool English motorcycle instead of those sissy scooters? !PUZZLED!

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brigham
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Pehaps Ruffler's thought that Mods would be less of a risk than Rockers, in a seaside arcade?
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john t peterson wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:38 pmI realize that it is a British game but why didn't they put the riders on BSA, Triumph, Norton, Royal Enfield or some other cool English motorcycle instead of those sissy scooters?

I hope there are no mods reading this!
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arrgee
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Re: Lost Ruffler & Walker racer

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The style of those scooters with single seats suggests that this was based on 1950s style which predate 'mods and rocker' days of the early to mid 1960s. Not that I ever had a scooter - I had a BSA Gold Star 500 single - fantastic machine but a pig in traffic with its high ratio gearbox.
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