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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby pennymachines » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:43 pm

Compare and contrast... Two French takes on this game from Lemaitre's Les Machines à Sous.
You have to admit, for artistic flair and all-round finesse, the French games reign supreme.
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L'Infini
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Au Claire De Lune

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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby 13rebel » Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:17 pm

Spot on Pennymachines - I need my bib on whilst looking at those French machines.

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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby gameswat » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:20 pm

Was looking at this Moon and Stars the other day for some reason and got side tracked yet again into messing around with it. Figured out by gluing some rubber onto the shooting lever the coins now fire correctly, and doesn't damage the coin as a bonus!

But the best thing was deciding to clean off the retouched paint. I experimented with thinners and then with Methylated Spirits. The meths worked a treat, not only easily taking off the offending paint to expose much original paintwork, but look at all that yellowed varnish that came off too. Really can't tell you how much brighter the whole face is. I bought this one specifically for that hand painted art so this was an unexpected bonus!
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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby john t peterson » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:38 pm

Terrific restoration as always, Rory.
You should be designated an Australian national treasure, after Bob Klepner, of course.

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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby arrgee » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:52 am

jingle wrote:Yes I have one of these but it vends a prize. Can't remember if it drops a coin too
Looks like an automatic delivery Jingle, does it have a large circular carousel inside?

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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby jingle » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:14 pm

Hi argee
Yes it does
And as mentioned you
Can stick any prize in
As long as it fits the shoot
But I can't Remeber much
About the inside
It needs restoring and
As been stored since
I took the picture
Which was yonks ago

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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby gameswat » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:08 pm

Just dragged this one out recently and spent the evening working on it. So I'm looking for images of similar BMCo non-allwin machines with large marquees such as "Over the Falls", "Climbing the Alps" etc. I presume the style I need will be the tall curvy shaped version. If anybody happens to actually own a machine then some good pics and measurements would be great. But I still haven't found a possible name for this game from the list in the Braithwaite book? So I may need to invent one for the marquee art :!?!: Thanks.

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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby john t peterson » Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:28 pm

"Lucky Stars."

Or "Moonjammer"

Or….never rmind.

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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby jingle » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:27 pm

There were 2 similar in the last elephant house auctions Rory ,
Nr the end of auction
There maybe decent pics on there site
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Re: Bang! Zoom! Straight to the moon!

Postby gameswat » Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:16 am

Thanks Jingle, I'd seen those two before the auction but they look repro to me and not BMCo, no marquees anyway which is what I need to see.


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