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by geofflove
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: K'Nex Clock Amusement Machine
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: K'Nex Clock Amusement Machine

Brilliant!
by geofflove
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Groetchen Twenty One
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Groetchen Twenty One

Looks good! Was that a textured paint at all or just plain paint?
by geofflove
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Groetchen Twenty One
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Groetchen Twenty One

Thanks. I managed to get a fleeting glance of the springs via the video so managed to cobble this together with a brass bar and some springs. I didn’t have 5 identical springs so it’s slightly lopsided which I’ll address but it works. 97C04EDB-1D93-4ACF-B11F-F39720183C85a.jpg Next question. I’m goin...
by geofflove
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Groetchen Twenty One
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Groetchen Twenty One

I’ve just taken delivery of one these from auction. Prob paid over the odds, but I liked the look of it. I plan to smarten it up a bit. It mostly works but the reels brakes don’t work. The reels just free wheel to a random stop. Comparing to a video I found online... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by geofflove
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Yale locks for Super Challenger
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Yale locks for super challenger

Thanks for that. I must admit I started with the assumption they wouldn’t be available and went from there... how wrong was I?! A bit of searching suggests they look like Yale lock s236. Prices seem to vary from £9 to £25! I need to get the machine open to confirm the barrel is the same etc but look...
by geofflove
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Yale locks for Super Challenger
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Yale locks for Super Challenger

I’ve just acquired a Holt Super Challenger.

There are no keys for the locks and they may have been damaged anyway so a re key is probably unlikely. Does anyone know of a modern source for similar replacements or anyone got any old ones?
by geofflove
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Bryans Bumper
Replies: 32
Views: 1396

Re: Bryans Bumper

Love to see it working. Amazing!
by geofflove
Sat Mar 27, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Salter weighing machine
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Salter weighing machine

Looks lovely. But can think of some more entertaining games for my 11k. Spend an evening with friends weighing yourselves....
by geofflove
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 1333

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

scorpa163 wrote: Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:59 pm The Oliver Whales Allwin looks to be in a Stevenson and Lovett case.
Those metal corner pieces are also on my Conveyor and Super Steeraball.
The cases on my Oliver Whales are oak and so is my Conveyor.
That’s interesting. Could well be the case. Mix and match I guess.
by geofflove
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales wood?
Replies: 32
Views: 1333

Re: Oliver Whales wood?

So, here’s the machine in the mahogany case. The remaining varnish makes it look a bit more like oak but it’s definitely not. The sides and door are mahogany like the other piece I sanded. I’m quite keen to get working on it to see how it looks when restored....! The fun bit will be finding some mah...