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by glittering-prize67
Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bell-Fruit Manufacturing Co. bandits
Replies: 112
Views: 47287

Re: Vintage Bell Fruit Machine - Anything worthwhile ?

Anything is worth what someone will pay. The bell fruit machine in question as it is about 150 to 200. You can make it worth more but will cost you the extra and more to restore.
by glittering-prize67
Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Advice on old coin operated horse needed please
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Re: Advice on old coin operated horse needed please

Not working and neglected is not worth much. There are lots of kiddie rides on ebay that don't sell or go cheap. This needs so much work there is no scope for profit, so you need someone who just loves it. Won't be that many. I would start at 50 quid, just to get rid. I'm afraid most people search f...
by glittering-prize67
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Southport Pier crap machines
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: Southport Pier crap machines

Why did Clive give it up? Was it just not making money or was the council too greedy as usual and forcing out small operators :!?!:
by glittering-prize67
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Southport Pier crap machines
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: Southport Pier crap machines

If I had a place like Southport Pier I would fill it with my machines. Mine work and are in good condition. And give the public fun for value. This arcade if you can call it that is letting the side down.
by glittering-prize67
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Nottingham Collector
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Re: Nottingham Collector

John was a lovely guy, genuine and helpful. I saw him regular, he bought one of my home-made pushers. I was gutted to hear he had passed on. Shame about his prat of a son. Don't like him at all. !PUNISH!
by glittering-prize67
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Southport Pier crap machines
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Southport Pier crap machines

I went on holiday recently to Southport. Saw some old machines on the pier and they were bad. Who puts machines out that don't even have reel strips on? I played on three and none worked. One did not play at all; one took my money but did not work and the one that did work did not pay on a win. Poor...
by glittering-prize67
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Why our hobby should carry a health warning!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2639

Re: Why our hobby should carry a health warning!!

I had one of these many years ago. Bit boring, as the machine tends to do everything - all you do is feed it with coins..But I have seen these go for £300 recently on ebay - hell knows why. They don't have cabinets in Japan, just the main door, which they can fit and remove it in seconds, so when th...
by glittering-prize67
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Vending Machine Build
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Re: Vending Machine Build

You can make many mechs by manual use or motorised, as I did when I was 7 years old from Lego. Endless ways to vend sweets. It just needs thinking about. You would not believe what I used in the past. Not always perfect, but they did work.
by glittering-prize67
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Build a Slot Machine
Topic: Help on wiper motors.
Replies: 9
Views: 7373

Re: Help on wiper motors.

Hi, For a start you need brushless motors, and AC for continuous use. A wiper motor needs a lot of amps and on 12 volt you will need a huge transformer. Shaded pole is best - they are silent and draw little current, as used by most companies in the sixties and seventies.You can get continuous rated ...
by glittering-prize67
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bergmann Imperator - Fair Price
Replies: 18
Views: 4209

Re: Bergman Imperator - Fair Price

These old mains powered German machines often use a live chassis or are grounded through caps. Even if you replace all these, like I did, if you have the modern trips it will keep tripping your consumer unit. These are not compatible with modern stuff. If you have the old fuses or a six inch nail ja...