Williams Turf Champ EM (Pink TuTu Refurb)

Biff

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Well we are underway, gave it a once over. It has had a bit of rodent damage in the back box (but nothing to conductor level that i can see), had a 25A fuse where a 10A should have gone (could indicate more issues or just sticky mechs), a blown fuse and loads of busted wires, broken solder joints and dry joints.

Anyway some pretty pictures as follows. I will pull out the bottom panel later tonight and start striping this down. It has an after market 240 - 110 transformer installed. I will also be applying an earth brade to all significant exposed / extraneous conductive parts (e.g. leg brackets coin door etc.

There is a cracking mechanism for pulling the horses along that works on a lubricated Clutch break system. The chains are real sticky though so will need to sort them, to lubricate or not to lubricate afterwards is the question :)

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BigIan

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That horse mech is insane (in a good way) wouldnt see anything like that now days.

Interesting looking game in general, did you bet on the horses and then try and get yours to win ?
 
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Poibug

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Cant wait to play this bad boy.
whats your ETA completion, or is it just whenever?
Either way, looks well cool
 

Jay Walker

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That horse mech is insane (in a good way) wouldnt see anything like that now days.

Interesting looking game in general, did you bet on the horses and then try and get yours to win ?
Williams made a few games with that type of race mechanism, but usually it was in the back box. A horse (or whatever) would be randomly selected when starting a game, but could be changed during play.
The objects weren't always horses, though. Other variants were banger-racing cars and speedboats
 
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Biff

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Okay a bit more, my tumbler is going to go bang soon, been non stop mostly since Jan! Now got the bottom panel cleared of all metal, including the gash wood screws holding the 240 transformer on the board. Installed some T nuts for that for when i put in the new earth later. I will need to repro a few knackered labels, and tumble some more metal, then clean up the yellow board. A few more tubs of metal and i can start putting the bottom panel back together again.

Wont be long before NLP. Anyone fancy a go on an old timer EM, i am bringing some along so will see you there. Can't wait for that then there is Midland league meet round mine on the 28th.

Cheers

JB
 

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