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by badpenny
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Club Chief one-armed bandit - help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 11324

Ahhh!!!! the thick plottens ....... CHILDREN!!!! Now we're getting there. I know what THEY can be like I used to go to school with them! OK how to force a jackpot? Well leaving the mech in the case but with the back-door off, lock the children in the attic. Now looking from the back you'll see a spi...
by badpenny
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Club Chief one-armed bandit - help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 11324

Hmmm! ...... are you sure it used to work fine, or have payouts always been erratic? If it's never paid out strangely before then I suspect a loose coin leaning against the horizontal fingers behind the slides. That might transfer the movement of a vertical finger to the wrong horizontal one. Thus t...
by badpenny
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Club Chief one-armed bandit - help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 11324

You might want to try this............ A strong flavouring such as cinnamon or vanilla essence added to the cake mixture at the last minute might disguise the WD 40. As for the machine, you could sell it to an operater of vintage machines because those that pay out less than they should are much sou...
by badpenny
Wed Jul 26, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: auction time
Replies: 3
Views: 4226

midlands auction

I'm checking out a venue in Coventry that may meet our need. As soon as I have decided on the venue I'll notify through this site and Jerry's Mechanical Memories Magazine. I'm aiming for November, and want an auction without buyer's premium. Catalogue free on line, and stalls inside. Admission on th...
by badpenny
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings Club Chief one-armed bandit - help needed
Replies: 13
Views: 11324

Chances are you have an upturned coin in the payout slides. Alternatively there is a loose coin jamming the movement, probably at the back of the slides somewhere. If you can't see one loose, then remove the mechanism from the case. Turn it upside down and let all the coins fall out of the tube. It ...
by badpenny
Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: O. D. Jennings & Co. club chief
Replies: 1
Views: 3492

Hi Dan ....... Photos always help especially of the mech outside of its case.
Badpenny :D
by badpenny
Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Penny Lighthouse Grip
Replies: 14
Views: 12766

I may be wrong but I seem to remember seeing one of these sitting on the counter of The Hoopers Emporium when they had the shop in Regent Street Leamington. I don't think it was for sale, so they may still have it.

Badpenny
by badpenny
Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Minisoccer, marketed from 1964 by Minisoccer Ltd.
Replies: 23
Views: 13421

..............looks to me as if it's directly underneath the coin entry, so I bet ten bob it's just the coin return ............... over to you Mr Pennymachines who's right?
Badpenny :boing!:
by badpenny
Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills Silver Belle Slot
Replies: 9
Views: 6495

Aha ......... the thick plottens! If you'd photo'd without the back bonnet on we'd have seen the escalator, but I can just make out the bottom lever, so I reckon it's probably complete. Do the coins move across one at a time behind the window as you pull the handle? If so the escalator would seem to...
by badpenny
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mills Silver Belle Slot
Replies: 9
Views: 6495

Hi Dave .... without seeing inside, it's fair to say most of us have tackled worse at some time or another. The Hi-Top is probably the machine with the highest production run ever. And is a style calssic (in my humble opinion) You'll find other postingson here that refer to it and explain the histor...