EXHIBIT SUPPLY DALE SIX
This page is from the Arcade1 book by
Richard Bueschel and Steve Gronowski
The game is not here yet, I will
be posting more info as the process of it's restoration moves along.
Ok, here it is a bit of a challenge.
The interior art needs to be re-created. The ferrous wheel target assy
seems frozen, and is rusted.
It is missing both the back access door and the front door. It is also
missing the 10 cent coin mechanism on the coin door, replaced by a
The ticket mechanism is also frozen, plus it lacks tickets.
The big one, the front art glass is cracked in half.
All of the above were known issues as purchased. There are some
issues caused by the shippers .
The game was bounced around enough that the power transformer broke
free of the mounting board, in doing so struck the mirror and
It also struck the relay strip assy, and broke a few relays. Finally
step unit came free of the board as well (the large unit seen on the
The transformer itself was damaged in the process, I believe
There are also some cabinet issues, unknown if they were there before
shipping or not.
Ok, let the fun begin.....
First, step was to remove the art glass and stabilize it. It was placed
on a piece of plywood. I have a plan for this and will get into that
Next, I removed the electronics board which contains all the components
of the game with the exception of 2 assemblies in the bottom
the assemblies located under the front gun area, which includes
the ticket mechanism.
I decided to make cabinet repairs first to stabilize the cabinet.
You'll notice that the front top trim has been removed. This is
necessary to remove the lighting/electronics board behind the front art
Normally that top trim is only removed to slide the art glass up, to
remove it or to replace lamps behind it.
I have identified the correct original coin mechanism used in this game
and located one (thanks Roger, Crow River Tading)
I have been in contact with a few other owners of this game and
with their help have started the process to recreate and restore
missing and damaged artwork
With the help of those other owners mentioned above I have
started to restore the damaged and missing artwork.
I have completed the bottom scene along with the horses and
riders as i write this.
I have started work to restore the rider ferris wheel assy. which
includes the riders and horses.
I have chosen to make a complete new set of horses and riders but will
retain the originals (in poor shape)
I am currently mounting the horses and riders on "chip board" , I also
sprayed them with clear coat matte to protect them.
I re-designed they way they were put together.
Dale/Exhibit used a steel bar and riveted the art to it for horses ,
then they just shoved the mounting arm under the bar
This causes the horses to have a bow in the center. I also did not use
rivets which can be seen from the front, instead made custom brackets
and glued them to the chipboard. There are rivets (unseen) on the new
revised mounting brackets
New art could just glued over the originals if the
mountings were in good shape. Mine art not.
Cutting the chip board out is time consuming to match the
shapes. (I used thicker material than used originally-twice as thick)
Probably should have done more research on chip board densities and
I have the original cardboard for the bottom art but will need to
address the top side, since that art sagged in the middle.
It's interesting that they added a piece to the center of the top art
to reduce the view to the rider ferris wheel.
Not sure if this was an original over sight or it was intentional?
I have my motor fully operational and restored, as I write this.
Commutator cleaned , new brushes installed, and the reduction gearbox
cleaned and re-lubricated.
Here is the change I made to the new set of riders/horses.
I used aluminum, easier to work and doesn't rust like the originals did
Here a restored rider and horse on it's control arm
One of the advantages of doing the moutning this way is I can
the horse to rider for the best look than glue and clamp in place.
This is what I used to punch the rider mounting holes in the chip board
(normally for leather)
They were then glued to a piece of aluminum and holes drilled through
the chip board holes to allow mounting by screws
Chip board doesn't drill well, that is why I used the punch for a clean
hole in it.
Here is one of my original horses
More on this later.