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by malcymal
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Bally/Greaves Firebell bandit
Replies: 15
Views: 3034

Re: Bally/Greaves Firebell bandit

It looks very professionally done; you might get yourself a job with Libertygames as they do this type of revamp. I have an old Aristocrat Arcadian mk1 awaiting a bit of welding on a broken part. The reel strips are worn out, it all looks rather tired and not really going to realize value I put into...
by malcymal
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 3018

Re: Bally Gold Award

Well done mate, brilliant. That actually appears to be an old 6d coin for three plays machine. The 1 shilling award would pay 2 coins. Does it pay 2 coins or 5? (2 X 6d coin being a shilling). The five coin payout was introduced when they were converted to 1p for 1 play. If its still accepting 6d co...
by malcymal
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 3018

Re: Bally Gold Award

I didn't sell them, I actually swapped them at an amusement arcade in West Sussex where Ballys are still in use (but most failing). One of the machines is still active and out of all the Gold Award machines they were running, it's the last one standing. When the owner passed away, his son who is sti...
by malcymal
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 3018

Re: Bally Gold Award

I have owned a couple of Ballys before but they were working machines which I moved on fairly quickly and traded for all mechanical bandits. I know on this forum there are some Bally enthusiasts so be patient and I'm sure somebody will pop by soon and help you; be careful with these when fettling as...
by malcymal
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bally Gold Award
Replies: 19
Views: 3018

Re: Bally gold award

On accepting a coin, does the handle pull and the reels spin etc? I'm assuming your Gold Award is a 1p or 2p play as many were converted from original 6d play. Just thinking, it might be something as simple as coin differences of the pre-1992 coins being copper and thereafter steel and the slug/magn...
by malcymal
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat Hold N'Draw wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 1172

Re: Aristocrat Hold N'Draw wiring

I never knew the mechanical Aristos of this age had a hold and draw feature. Thanks for sharing.
by malcymal
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic
Replies: 33
Views: 9692

Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

It looks very classy and I could imagine it back in time attracting many people in a glitzy casino environment. The earlier comments about chrome, its not for everyone. You've taken something in bad shape and transformed it into something that would look good in a home. Ive had my fingers badly burn...
by malcymal
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...
Replies: 17
Views: 4368

Re: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...

That's very interesting coppinpr, thanks for sharing. I do have a modern Japanese table top pachislo slot machines (in Japan, they have to be destroyed or exported after two years). It's an incredible thing, and the odds on this one are a minimum of 96% and highest at 106%. You put it into a mode an...
by malcymal
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...
Replies: 17
Views: 4368

Re: Jennings Governor 'win percent' rate question...

I always thought, and this being a US Jennings, that the actual US law was a minimum 75% payout? I remember seeing percentages stated on many bandits including some of my segas and the later electro mechanical machines too. But yes, of course, dodgy operators and their tampering are pretty common he...
by malcymal
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Hampshire and looking for advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2245

Re: Hi from Hampshire and looking for advice

Welcome Keith. You will find like all of us, that your collection will grow and grow. Be prepared to clear space, loved ones, loft eaves, wherever to house your collection. I've scaled back to seven bandits and electro mechanical wall machines from a dozen. I still get the urge to buy something new ...