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by raj
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Jennings plastic inserts
Replies: 13
Views: 5745

Re: Jennings plastic inserts

I'd support the polishing over the plating option. Some of these early castings were done using aircraft alloy, rather than the usual 'pot' ali, which makes DIY polishing much harder, ( which is why there was a sudden upsurge in orders to Germany from the factories, just before WW2). Leave it to the...
by raj
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Treff Tempo on ebay today
Replies: 23
Views: 13526

Re: Treff Tempo on ebay today



Although this is for a guitar part, should hold good for other materials.
by raj
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Treff Tempo on ebay today
Replies: 23
Views: 13526

Re: Treff Tempo on ebay today

Just seen a Youtube video about using superglue and bi-carb of soda to repair similar damaged parts. It sets as hard as glass and if you use the thin glue, it should fill all the holes and cracks... just a thought.
by raj
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Bryans Clock machine
Replies: 70
Views: 19615

Re: Bryans Clock machine

all the artwork for this is available in 'Resources' on a tab in this forum, print onto decent weight semi gloss paper and it should do just right. The clock hands were available from Hobbies, last time I bought one, or other clock related retailers. The mechs are made from WW2 tank parts, so are bo...
by raj
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Revamped Beromat-type bandits
Replies: 180
Views: 77937

Re: Revamped Beromat-type Bandits

Love it, apart from a dodgy looking star and the payout amount stickers looking a bit strange.
by raj
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:26 am
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry Auction - Sunday 27th November 2016
Replies: 119
Views: 40095

Re: Coventry Auction - Sunday 27th November 2016

note to the unwary, the Gambling Plods do read these posts, and do not have a sense of humour, trust me.
by raj
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Reproduction machines
Replies: 9
Views: 3973

Re: Reproduction machines

A recent ebay posting of a Nostalgic repro Allwin described it as being 'a vintage machine converted from old halfpenny play' to 2p. When I challenged the seller, he simply said that was how the auctioneer he bought it from described it. Needless to say it never sold, especially as it was up for sil...
by raj
Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Aristocrat Arcadian help
Replies: 8
Views: 2850

Re: ARISTOCRAT ARCADIAN HELP

the multi holed overflow tube can easily be made from scrap stainless steel sheet. Make wooden former from your original and bend a bit of old microwave oven, or whatever, round the wood to create the right profile. I had loads of old Aristo stuff, but long gone now. Nice job BTW..............
by raj
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Coventry Auction - Sunday 27th November 2016
Replies: 119
Views: 40095

Re: Coventry Auction - Sunday 27th November 2016

I'll second that, and bring along a flashlight and some earplugs.
by raj
Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: EH / Collector Connector sales
Replies: 1326
Views: 430015

Re: Elephant House Auctions

Apparently sold lots that somehow disappear, only to be re offered later is often down to a practise known as selling to the chandelier. It is common in small auctions when the seller and the auctioneer are known to each other, or the seller is the auctioneer. It is used to bump up the price of item...