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by arrgee
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: After 3 Generations Bryans Family lose DMP
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: After 3 Generations Bryans Family lose DMP

Does anyone know the relationship of the Bryan family who owned Drayton Manor, to William Bryan or his son Jim?
by arrgee
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Allwins
Replies: 46
Views: 21663

Re: Allwins

Love the Gapwin machine. In my opinion, one of the best allwins for player appeal. Very clever and ingenious design by Mr Bryan.
by arrgee
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Allwins
Replies: 46
Views: 21663

Re: Allwins

I recall one of these Boomerangs was sold at Coventry in 2016, had a go at playing it - and won! But as you say John, just too difficult to win and I guess in consequence, hard to retain any enthusiasm for the game by the punter.
by arrgee
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 1486

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Thanks Mr pm - your memory for items on this site is astonishing!
penny machines wrote:It's odd because it looks half BMCo. and half Wondermatics.

Perhaps Wondermatics also bought up some of the old BMCo stock (as well as Oliver Whales) to be used on their early machines?
by arrgee
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 1486

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Not seen the BMCo 'Wonder Win' backflash before. Have the graphics been painted on the original orange backflash? Looks to have had a guard and arrow around the payout knob added as well. Interesting how operators up-dated their machines to reflect the (then) modern contemporary machines.
by arrgee
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 1486

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

A great collection of machines Peter, and a Showman's cased Pyramid as well, not too many of those around, am I right in thinking that the 'Jackpot' Allwin used to reside in the model village arcade.
Great to see all these machines together. **xXx**
by arrgee
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Double My Money!
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Double My Money!

Nice looking machine Corey. Looks OK externally, is it all there internally?
by arrgee
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Jamieson Octopus Penny Pusher joins the show
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Jamieson Octopus Penny Pusher joins the show

Interesting machine pauljt71. What determines the non-winning coins that are retained? It looks as if all coins between the lane guides eventually fall off the end.
by arrgee
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 1486

Re: Great Yarmouth Penny Arcade pictures

Looks like a few more machines have been added since I was there last. A good arcade and well worth a visit if you are in the area. !!THUMBSX2!!
by arrgee
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My first restoration project.
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: My first restoration project.

pedroofn19, I have seen quite a few Shefras machines with the gallery surround as shown on your machine but I do not think this machine was ever fitted with this style. As discussed, it cuts through the title and also appears to be cut off at the top owing to the proximity of the ball track. I thin...