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paulgee last won the day on March 4 2017

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  1. Have this - prob £1 but never got it to boot (not sure what devices are without scraping labels - don't feel like they have a window) - suspect at least one has gone bad but perhaps JP code is written on only one ROM?
  2. yeah, between us all we could fill in a lot of gaps ... ... they didn't mention this one but a cracker it looks ... what AL based Big Apple on? (saving a space in my lounge for one of these)
  3. haha, you not getting off that easy! not old enough to remember but like you, interested in the details (would be happy to curate a page for Carfield/DN, Summit and aforementioned R.V.S. if it took off, maybe even Barcrest MPU1&2, if no one else up for it - maybe focus initially on periods of production for the bigger companies whose output spanned several decades, then compile master lists later?) lot of the 70's rebuilds, is difficult to know who was behind them without names on glass but sometimes you can make an educated guess, like when a MAM Inn Play Lucky Stepper turned up recently, looks to be a sister machine to Pound Maker/Pound Stretcher - guess there might be a whole separate list for "currently unknown operators Bell-Fruit electro rebuilds" and the like reckon there's members or folk around who have good knowledge/collections of some of the more obscure/less talked about games - this pic looked to have been taken in a row of similar machines know people have pulled images from ebay etc. for years, if they see something of personal interest - is a shame the gallery hasn't expanded as much as it could have done maybe someone is already working on it, offline, who knows just imagine the little nuggets of info and anecdotes that might pop up from time to time if we all got behind it
  4. be good to include them all, test machines, rebuilds ... would say if a custom cab used, like LG Big Apple etc., then a build, not a rebuild but anyone could start with a page for Leisure Games etc. and add info if known, like base machines used/'custom build', or notes like [clone/sister machine to ...] R.V.Smith (Engineering) Ltd. (1975-77) Blackjack (5p/50p tokens) (electro-mechanical, 240v) [5p/£1 tokens reglass] (1978-80) Windfall (5p/£1 tokens) (electro-mechanical) (1981-83) Star Queen (10p/£2 tokens) would be a case of improving on accuracy as info comes to light could also be a good way of highlighting games for which layouts don't exist/resources incomplete etc. ... different ROM revisions, wiring diagrams, flyers uploadable and easily found again when needed ...
  5. would be interesting to see (at a glance) what new games were competing with each other in any given season, any year, from say 1975-95 (and older) probably no more than about a dozen games in any year, from any one manufacturer (club machines and AWPs), for domestic market but be interesting to get input from members in mainland europe and beyond, on export games by british manufacturers (although some would be dual release, under different names on different stake etc.) a comprehensive trade paper collection would be invaluable for dates (years of release) where jackpot values fall into the generally 3yr bands (JPM, Maygay and Summit Coin were pretty good for dating final inspection labels/plates, some of the others carried less info) fairly big undertaking for any one person (to include all rebuilds) but yeah, could be done collectively, as a community effort (would be nice to be able to customise how the info is presented, so you could search by year/manufacturer/jackpot/game type etc. and kinda wants to be clickable (linked), for purpose of adding in info like photos of machines/glass/flyers/adverts etc., which is prob not gonna work within confines of current forum thread pages) maybe to start, a separate forum area and page (thread) for each manufacturer? (with person starting thread for that manufacturer undertaking to edit first post list as new info comes in subsequent posts, then discussion can run pages but list grows on first post of first page of that thread) people could start dedicated year thread pages too, if for example they had a particular interest in a certain year and pull info from manufacturer lists into a year list ... just a thought (pretty sure with the amount of games Nifty played in the 80's, if we could plug him in and download his memory banks we could have that decade pretty much sewn up in less than a week!)
  6. be interested to follow any progress Alan - nice one for taking it on (and to Ashley for offering up here)
  7. Suit Pursuit looked cool and potentially fun to play - would be nice to see one again (working) one day
  8. Just getting them to sit nicely (open) on a desk is a challenge - wish they'd made the boards unplug - looks pretty organised.
  9. Have these (some years) - Epoch boards came from a Simpsons Duff Beer Guide, working when dismantled (had suffered damage to glass/door frame) - nothing to test in - best to assume may need repair. Heber with daughter board deffo didn't work - maybe useful for parts? Heber with Sunny Streak ROMs came from an early 3-player set up with top box, acquired dismantled and never reconnected - nothing to test in - best to assume may need repair. If of any interest, can be posted for £3.10 2nd Class Small Parcel (anything anyone prepared to offer much appreciated and will help with cost of repairs to an old pinball recently rescued and undergoing repair)
  10. Wow. Not sure where to begin. Only recall one previous deal with (instigated by) you and recollection of it nothing like what you describe above (straightforward and relatively quick, with some deliberation on your side). Know we've had our differences but didn't consider reason to stand in way of a mutually acceptable trade (respect your position though, if that's the way you feel). Will give what you've said some serious thought.
  11. Not exactly what you're asking for but CopperRun still here, tidy, working and with your name penciled on it, for GG ...
  12. 1 Side By Side 2 Cash Climber 3 Dream Machine +1 for Adders :-)
  13. paulgee

    Mpu3 frustration!

    Important to remember no two motors are necessarily the same (been there!) - if replacement motors came from a working deck, drum hub pins drifted out with relative ease and plates marked, replacement motor slot positions also need to follow motors to other plates - had a motor go stiff to point the drive is adversely affected/creates an alarm but as Nick says, very rare. If a motor is removed from its support plate, same exact position in relation to slots needs to be replicated on new support plate, or rechecked/set as follows: Using software that "first phase" energises reels at switch on (without spinning on initialisation - Instant Replay, NU, Spotlight etc.) ... Tighten 4 motor screws to hold motor secure on plate but still allow adjustment in slots on plate (with drum fully tightened to hub using 3 hub screws). Connect a loose reel driver/back board to MPU with red (15-way) cable and connect reel motor to driver/back board with white connector (A,B or C header position). Power on and motor will energise to nearest of 12 "first phase" positions - rotate drum by hand through the first phase 'steps' until indexing hole is closest to sensor. Fine tune by rotating motor in mounting plate slots until drum indexing hole in centred over sensor - fully tighten 4 motor mounting screws to lock in slots. Power off and move drum by hand to another position and repeat power on process above to recheck locked position remains accurate. Given the coloured AMP connector solder joints are often approaching 40yrs as Peter says, can fail at random/during this process and throw you off.
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    has anyone got one, or the ROMs for one? swaps/beer tokens available/waiting ...
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