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joe faro
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Can you tell us about the Coin-op Museum?
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Yup! I certainly can....
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Here is a Picture of the "Red Unit". I built two units in late 2010. The most expensive part is the coin op timer itself. I searched high and low for the proper unit. It is the same type used for Kiddee Rides. The only issue is the timing. There is a 5 sec dipole that actually translates to around ten second. That means I usually have one pay and two people looking at the object. But then again, there is no heat because of the "extra" viewing. It is not a big money maker, but there are days I am surprised. The top panel artwork incorporates a copy of Johnny Meah's original artwork that I am using with his permission. These Units are just a holding pattern until I can "roll out" my latest ideas which may incorporate some of the lessons I learned with the smaller units.

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joe faro
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I talked to you last spring about the "Love Testers" I make. One of the machines I bought uses a Monarch coin slide,a micro switch and a timer you can buy from Granger Supply to run the light. It would be a lot cheeper than the Kiddie timer. I'll try to find the Granger part number for you.
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Thanks
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The coin timer unit I found currently runs around $175 and includes the lock box, etc... I checked out the Granger site and so far, could only find timers with a one minute minimum setting. Maybe I am looking in the wrong place?
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Jeff, let me know what you think of your new little creature when he gets there, he's on his way!
Visit www.CreatureSeekerStudios.com for pickled punks and custom sideshow exhibits.
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Excellent, everyone needs a new creature for the new year!
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Jeff, I finaly had time to look at the timers. The ones in the machines I bought are a Dayton #6X153G and they need a socket to plug into. When I went to the Granger site ,it wouldn't bring up the part number so I searched under Dayton solid state timer and it looks like they have a lot better choice now. Item #6A857 looks good,it will run 120VAC from .5 to 10 seconds and cost $34.25. The last time I ordered coin mecks they cost me $45 ea.from Monarchcoin.com but you can find used ones on E-bay a lot cheaper. I use a micro switch at the end of the coin slide and it trigers the timer that runs the lights on a Love Tester but it could just run a light inside your viewer. Do you use an eye piece or just a window? Hope this helps.
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I use a porthole of sorts for viewing. Thanks for the tip on the timer...interesting indeed!
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I can't read the sign in your picture. What does it say and can you give us a hint whats inside?
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Sent you an email Joe...I think it is what you are looking for.
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As to what has been in it, well I have had Otis, my shrunken head, A Higley or two and Morris and Bob, by two headed Rooster. I like to switch things in and out during the run of a show to keep things "Fresh".
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Wow,,,did I miss something here!!! Or have the drugs kicked in a little early ????

Think I got more than a minet from viewing the weird thing in your coin op that time,,,maybe your offering too much for too little!!! Get me drift Abigkahuna.

Off to have a rest !!

Ken.
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Come to think about it is this guy a flanker or more than likely it should be a w****r !!!!
Could stick him in my show Im short of a freak this year but could be he would frighten the kids too much.

Ken.
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