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Hi from Keith.
« on: 28 January, 2012, 20:52:35 »
Hi,

Thought I would introduce myself and tell you all a little about me.

I have been an oldskool fruity admirer since around the age of 15 (the old days) . Me and a few friends would play the machines down the local campsite, the machines they had were Maygay Screen play, Maygay Spotlight, 10 Super hyper viper, JPM's Bonanza, JPM India Jones, BFM Showitme spectacular & BFM Match of the day 10 and many others over the years.

One I left collage I really wanted to work with fruties, so I went to work for a rental company M&A amusements (Victoria,  Roche, Corwnwall), I worked there for a year or so then ended up working for various arcades in Newquay, Cornwall .
As life passed I ended up going to uni studying electronics, and software. Still being interested in fruities I went to the ATEI trade show (2002)  with a bunch of CV's and got talink to a nice bunch of blokes at Cromptons Leisure machines, they gave me a work placement job. Well as life progressed I wound up working for Cromptons who make the pennyfalls pushers until they went broke in 2005 and later Harry Levey pushers in Ramsgate, Kent. in 2006 I left the industry.

Well today I ended up in Mr.P's brought back some great memories and had a great time.

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Offline Mr P

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Re: Hi from Keith.
« Reply #1 on: 29 January, 2012, 04:08:31 »
Keith, ALWAYS a GREAT PLEASURE seeing you!

WOW Cromptons! I didn't know that! You any good with Cranes??! LOL! I have one, I know NOTHING about them and its, er, well works but has some bizarre issues to say the least!

Welcome aboard mate to the FRIENDLIEST and most FUN forum on the web!  ;D

Ps I do love Newquay...good times. 8)

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« Reply #2 on: 29 January, 2012, 18:46:31 »
A warm welcome to the forum Keith.

Some great machines at that campsite, if only campsites were still full of classics rather than the dull machines of today! DOND ring a bell? lol.

If you like your classics you've definitely come to the right place, How did you trip to Mr P's go?

Al

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« Reply #3 on: 30 January, 2012, 22:25:00 »
Hi Keith,

Welcome aboard mate.

What a fantastic employment history! Very envyous indeed.

You're right about Mr P's - It is definately the place to enjoy machines as they used to be ..... and 'should' be!

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« Reply #4 on: 31 January, 2012, 10:51:56 »
Hi Keith,

Welcome, I am new here too and can honsetly say it is great to be able to share the fondness for the old machines.

I have not made it down to Mr P's yet but will be visiting on the 11th April to experience it for myself.

It seems like you had a great day there recently.

Regards

Phil

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« Reply #5 on: 01 February, 2012, 19:43:49 »
Really, I wish I still worked in the amusements industry. The sad story is there is not really an industry left.

I think the industry has been killed by the government via regulation and over taxation. Another major contributing factor was arcades run by greedy owners and not for the benefit of their customers.

I always fancied having a go at some rebuilds, perhaps one day I will.

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Re: Hi from Keith.
« Reply #6 on: 02 February, 2012, 20:23:35 »
Welcome to the forum Keith!! Did you get the Screen Play running??

 

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