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Old 9th Feb 2024, 3:31 pm   #1
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Default 1960s Kiddies ride timer problem

Hi, I have a 1960s coin operated ride, When i insert a 20p it starts up & works ok. The problem i have is it will not stop unless i turn it off at the plug, then when i switch it back on at plug does not start till i put a 20p in again.
What i would like is to get the timer working or install a new timer.
can anyone help, Thank you
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Old 9th Feb 2024, 3:45 pm   #2
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Default Re: 1960s Kiddies ride timer problem

Is this a mechanical or electronic timer? A picture would help.

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Old 10th Feb 2024, 12:41 am   #3
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Do not know how to put pictures on
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You've obviously not bothered to click the link in post #2 then.
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Old 10th Feb 2024, 3:05 pm   #5
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Default Re: 1960s Kiddies ride timer problem

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Hi, I have a 1960s coin operated ride, When i insert a 20p it starts up & works ok. The problem i have is it will not stop unless i turn it off at the plug, then when i switch it back on at plug does not start till i put a 20p in again.
What i would like is to get the timer working or install a new timer.
can anyone help, Thank you
Has the ride ever worked correctly, in your possession?
I'm thinking that it may have had a decimal-coin conversion using a coin mech. which doesn't match the ride control circuit.
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Old 10th Feb 2024, 4:58 pm   #6
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Default Re: 1960s Kiddies ride timer problem

Most if not all the rides dating from that time would be single coin slot with a microswitch triggering the timer.
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Old 10th Feb 2024, 5:16 pm   #7
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Default Re: 1960s Kiddies ride timer problem

A '555' timer chip could be used in a simple circuit triggered by a button press. One chip will provide sufficient output to drive the switching coil of a 12v miniature relay. J
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Old 10th Feb 2024, 9:01 pm   #8
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Not much to go wrong. Obviously the coin switch is ok . Most of these had a simple Crouzet adjustable timer and a 8 pin plug in relay . Normally very reliable.
If the timer motor is running ,I would then check the micro switch on the timer .
Assuming it’s not been messed with . Andy
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