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Game restoration services...
Here we are faced with a classic coin operated electromechanical game made by SEGA - PERISCOPE (their first game!) that we were asked to restore by a customer of ours. Originally we found the game, buried, in a warehouse basement and looked like it hadn't been used for anything other than storing things for the past twenty-odd years...
SEGA Periscope as first found (305012 bytes)SEGA-Periscope-found2.JPG (76315 bytes)SEGA Periscope header.JPG (37616 bytes)SEGA Periscope exposed.JPG (137759 bytes)

OK, so now we have a game...time to take it apart....
SegaPeriscope0019.JPG (142012 bytes)SegaPeriscope0030.JPG (80876 bytes)SegaPeriscope0035.JPG (34059 bytes) well, you get the idea...

Then back to the shop....
Sega Periscope stuffed into van (308294 bytes) (it did manage to all fit in the shop van...)

Then set it up and time to start work.
Sega-Periscope-shop.JPG (50933 bytes)Sega-Periscope-repairs1.JPG (309389 bytes)Sega-Periscope-repairs2.JPG (208348 bytes)

Here we are checking the wiring and find a worn out fibre lift on the timing motor. Repaired with another old fibre plunger link, and cut it to size then fine tuned it with a Dremel tool.
Sega Periscope nasty original wiring  (322956 bytes)Sega-Periscope-repair-176.JPG (321193 bytes)Sega-Periscope-repair-180.JPG (322367 bytes)Sega-Periscope-repair-177.JPG (307460 bytes)Sega Periscope worn tooth on fiber gear (301876 bytes)Sega-Periscope-repair-185.JPG (305187 bytes)Sega-Periscope-repair-186.JPG (305593 bytes)

And on to the next problem, in this case a substitute motor (ran WAY too fast, so they tried to slow it down with a bunch of resistors) that was installed when the original motor failed...we hunted around our shop and found a pinball motor from Europe that looked like it would do the job and so we fitted on the drive gear and then made a frame to hold it
Sega Periscope original motor (137042 bytes)Sega-Periscope-OldMotor.JPG (312205 bytes)Sega-Persicope-New Motor.JPG (313110 bytes)Sega Periscope new motor installed.JPG (157979 bytes)

What amazes me is how LONG it takes to do what appears to be simple jobs. For example it took most of the day to remove the old motor , find a replacement, then build a frame that would work correctly and look much closer to the factory design...
The periscope then took a little attention...

Sega-Periscope-153.JPG (301738 bytes)Sega Periscope shutter assembly (154822 bytes) Problems with the wiring, contact wipers, and the shutter took a few hours to deal with...

Well, that's all for now...I have lots more to talk about this machine and more pictures of the restoration, but I wanted to get this down in a simple notepad layout as a start...

Here are the original assembly instructions - unfortunately page 3 (&4?) is missing, but appears to be a list of parts in cash box...

John :-#)# 

 

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