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Re: Help with Bradley Challenger

Postby treefrog » Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:11 pm

I think with the frame it sort of improves the looks and boy, you're right - this was a better modification than having to lift out the whole mech and glass to clear jams.

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Re: Help with Bradley Challenger

Postby pennymachines » Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:15 pm

Grabber has sent the following pictures of his disassembled Challenger, including close-ups of the instruction plates, which should help anyone working on one of these.
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Re: Help with Bradley Challenger

Postby gameswat » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:34 pm

I have two Challengers and the instruction plates are all acid etched on brass plates, definitely not stamped. It maybe that some of the plates weren't bathed as long as others to explain the lack of definition. Or maybe over zealous polishing has worn them down?

I've never seen the modernized opening door frame before, looks nicely done as the design fits really well. Quite a change from many of the operator mods I've seen!!

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Re: Help with Bradley Challenger

Postby grabber » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:23 pm

The centre column in these games is always blocked when you buy them. I have unblocked mine and played the game but found that the machine paid out all the time and I preferred to play it with the centre column blocked as the game was more interesting that way.

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Re: Help with Bradley Challenger

Postby treefrog » Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:33 pm

pennymachines wrote:Carefully paint over the lettering with Vaseline using a very fine paintbrush and then over-spray the plates with whatever colour you want for the background. Leave for a day to dry thoroughly then carefully rub the paint from the letters using a toothpick or similar.
I will definitely have a go at this although one would need a very steady hand, I love these tips... there needs to be a tips section to add to the resource section... mind you I don't keep any Vaseline in the house...

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Re: Help with Bradley Challenger

Postby badpenny » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:27 am

tree-frog wrote:... mind you I don't keep any Vaseline in the house...
I am intrigued .... where do you keep it?

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Bradley Challenger - High Price!

Postby peter » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:36 pm

Topic merged - Site Admin.

I was surprised at the price of £820 for the Bradley Challenger on Ebay.
This seems a high price for a fairly common machine - or am I missing something special about this machine?
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Re: Bradley Challenger - High Price!

Postby 13rebel » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:34 pm

I agree, especially as the middle column (highest payout) had been blanked out.

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Re: Bradley Challenger - High Price!

Postby badpenny » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:40 pm

As an owner of such a machine (with the central column intact) may I say how joyful I am. :cool:

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Re: Bradley Challenger - High Price!

Postby The Grabber » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:45 pm

I think the game plays better with the centre column blanked off. I have tried to play the game with the centre column open and the game pays out all the time and it seems to get a bit boring. As for price, I don't think a complete one has come up on ebay for some time. At least with the one which just sold, you could put it in your front room and play it. Maybe that's why it made a good price.


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