Wall mounting slot machines

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Wall mounting slot machines

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I have many wall machines, allwins, German bandits and electro-mechanical hazards, but have yet to get around to displaying them.... First batch up, a trio of mystery allwin type machines, more to follow as I paint the walls.
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very very nice indeed !!THUMBSX2!!
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Well done TF; nice job **xXx**
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!!THUMBSX2!!
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nice........................ :cool:

original sign treefrog? or have you had it painted?
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Funny thing is now they are on the wall, I keep going back to play them (which I never did stacked in a pile).... I am planning to restrict the number I have, well of course this is limited by wall space space, but also I do not want to jam every inch...The sign was bought on ebay earlier in the year and is really good quality modern work, done about 5 years ago I believe. The seller sold two signs he had done in February and previously sold some 5 years ago on ebay. I believe JC has bought from him and may have one in his arcade. Wish now I have bought both the signs he put up in February... looks the part though.
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!!THUMBSX2!! Nice one tree la
There was a really nice 30 s sign
On eBay last week
Sold 200 wish I would of watched it
If buyer wants to sell pm me
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Lovely looking machines. Did you restore the machines or is that how they came?
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Would love to have said what great skills I have, but no, bought in good condition, just polished/waxed etc...Although had to do electrical remedial work on the Cyclone.....I play these more than I do the two wonders on the opposite wall....
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Wall machines really look so good on a wall. Even better, if they're lit up as well. !!THUMBSX2!!

The plywood back of a wall machine is designed to support its full weight. I'm told plywood was also chosen as a sacrificial material. Woodworm makes its presence known here before having much impact on the hardwood cabinet. On the other hand, maybe it just attracts the worm !PUZZLED! Anyway, if your machine falls off the wall, it's probably time to get some worm killer !OMFG!

Four (ideally Spax) screws into (ideally Fischer) wall plugs through your (ideally brick) wall should support the heaviest wall machine. One way to support a counter-top machine, without building a visible shelf, is to fix a piece of angle iron to the wall and the base of the machine, so it's hidden behind and beneath. Anyway, what do I know - I live in a glass house and I don't stow thrones. :clown:

Has anyone fixed a heavy machine (thinking Conveyor, Challenger, Trickler) to a modern plasterboard wall?
And what about more sophisticated, flexible fixings that allow you to rearrange your collection at will?
treefrog wrote:I am planning to restrict the number I have
!!HYSTERIA!!
I remember saying that once.
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