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  1. Brigham

    Other arcade machines

    A fruit machine disguised as a pusher. Makes a change from a gum or mint vendor...
  2. Brigham

    Other arcade machines

    Pre-decimal arcade machines are a growing part of my collection, especially from my local manufacturers Whales, CAM automatics, and the two from Bridlington, Jamieson and Shield.
  3. Brigham

    fruity repairers?!

    There's a BFM 'Fruit Drop' on there now, at a cool £299!
  4. Brigham

    Golden Cherry/ Plum Crazy.

    Well, I found the credit relays; four in a line, top left. Swapping pairs of relays moved the fault from 10p-3 plays to 5p-ONE play, so it's clearly a relay at fault, BUT... it suddenly started working correctly, 5p-2 plays, 10p-4 plays. I really hate these 'intermittent' faults. I'll swap all four for known good ones, and test them on the bench with the AVO. Thanks for the help.
  5. Brigham

    Gold coast

    Too far away for me. Right price, though. Was it a Gemini?
  6. Brigham

    Golden Cherry/ Plum Crazy.

    Thanks, BF74. From that, I should be able to track it down. WARLORD: Did your Golden Cherry come with an ACE 'Winfall'?
  7. Do we have the back-door diagram for Golden Cherry? It's the 5p-2 credits, 10p-4 credits version, and it has bizarrely started to give only 3 goes for 10p. I looked inside, expecting to find a mechanical credit counter, similar to 'lucky two's'. i ought to have known better! So it presumably stores the credits on relays. Trouble is, the diagram is no longer on the back of the door. I started substituting a known relay, but it looked like being a long job, especially as I'm not sure I'm working on the right lines. Am I anywhere near?
  8. Brigham

    De-Decimalisation

    Thanks, BF74, the '12' was the last unknown factor. Yes, I have both the red and the blue 'Penny Target'. The blue one is back on old penny thanks to an opened-out 2np acceptor from a Jamieson's Bingo, and a 50np payout slide from the same machine. The red one will be next, it's awaiting the same parts. The glass is flaky on this second one, and a better glass would be welcome. The artwork is very detailed, so I expect reproducing it commercially would be highly expensive. I don't even know where to look to obtain a quote. These pre-decimal types are my favourite E/M machines, although that doesn't stop me buying later ones. I think you know the feeling! Thanks again.
  9. Brigham

    De-Decimalisation

    This is my experience of reversing the decimal conversion of the BFM Penny Target machine. The machine was introduced in the later '60s in 'arcade' form, with (old) penny play, 1/- top payout. It doubtless came as 'ready for decimal', and with an engineer's conversion 'kit' available; possibly included in the price. The process must have included a coin acceptor and payout slide for the New Penny, but also some additional operations were involved. The top payout was reduced from 12 to 10, presumably to keep within the 'arcade' maximum of 10np.(2/-). This was a simple soldering job, simply transferring the top payout wire onto the terminal of the one below. The next part of the process changed a plum on the first reel to a cherry. Both my 'Targets' have had this 'mod', but I have seen them without. It may have been a later requirement concerning minimum payout percentage. Whatever the reason, it was easily resolved, once again by de-soldering the 'extra' link, and returning the first-reel stud wiring to original. Removing the stuck-on cherry leaves a mess of glue, and a damaged plum. I had to do some one-off artwork here. The awards glass had a peel-off sticker behind the 'pays 12' section, which was replaced by a '10' sticker, presumably supplied for the purpose. This is the only part which has stumped me so far. What did the original sticker look like? Did it say '12', or '1/-' ? What colour was it? Does anyone have a pre-decimal pic of the awards glass, or access to the engineer's instructions? (Or perhaps just a long memory for trivia?).
  10. Brigham

    Bell fruit Valentine

    An in-between machine, then. I'm not ready to get involved with computers yet. Once I've found a Wildcat, and a Full House, and a Spin and Take...
  11. Brigham

    Bell fruit Valentine

    It's a lot like Hot Dog or Pussycat, except there's nothing in it. I take it we're looking at a microprocessor machine here.
  12. It's more than just a re-glass. The feature and the mech. have changed sides. Was this common among re-vampers?
  13. Brigham

    Love it

    Not enough buttons!
  14. Brigham

    IMG 2304

    "Corsair has Flair".
  15. Brigham

    Bellfruit Plum Crazy F1

    I have the 'Golden Cherry' version.
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