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Reply Alan
7:15 AM on May 10, 2017 
Sorry Mr Admin for not having any faith. Perhaps we might have had more if you had posted about the problems just after they occurred, instead of waiting for three months before making this announcement. You must see how your lack of response looked to others.
Reply Admin
6:32 AM on May 5, 2017 
This site is having a few server problems at the moment as he is running on 10-year-old software the site is certainly not dead and will be reactivated shortly please have a little bit more faith
Reply Alan
4:46 PM on May 4, 2017 
Looks like this website has died.
R.I.P. to the Ticket Machine Website.
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12:07 PM on March 18, 2017 
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Reply KK 69521
6:16 AM on March 14, 2017 
What has happened to the website? Some of it does not load, such as the interesting forum. Has it closed down? You cannot even log on to it now. Such a shame.
Reply DennisDal
1:35 PM on February 24, 2017 
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Reply Site Admin
4:58 PM on February 21, 2017 
Wow, the grammar police are alive and well here. Do you normally treat people with lower academic abilities than you obviously think you have in such a contemptible manner? I'm sure if you spoke to someone like that in real life, you'd soon be the proud owner of a fat lip. Oh, and by the way, why is it that when some jumped up keyboard warrior pulls someone up on their spelling, they invariably make howlers of their own.

"your obviously" - that is actually "you're obviously".
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Reply Ronny
1:57 PM on February 20, 2017 
Can't you spell properly ?? Web sight !! It's website your obviously a remedial but I doubt if you know what this means
Reply T.M.W.
12:51 PM on February 20, 2017 
Sadly it looks like this web sight is dead now. The Forum just loads up a empty page and has been like that for some time now. It used to be quite an interesting web sight.
Reply Tom C
12:51 PM on March 23, 2015 
Hi. I'm just wondering if you know who sells saver chips for Wayfarer 2 Keycap ticket machines?

Thanks,
Tom
Reply Charles
8:00 AM on May 16, 2014 
I'm looking to purchase a user manual and technical manual for a Wayfare TDX 150.
If you can help me, please contact me @ 973-837-0330
Reply BENCE
5:13 AM on October 25, 2013 
ticketmaster says...
Yes Manchester used to issue an all day ticket, Some firms told thier commercial travellers not to use the car but to use the bus while in the area as it was considerably cheaper.


Thanks! Bence
Reply Dave Edwards
5:01 AM on October 25, 2013 
Colin says...
Can anyone please help me out with an ink roller for a Railway omniprinter, or contact details for a supplier

You can givethem a new lease of life with a squirt of WD40.
Reply Dave Edwards
5:00 AM on October 25, 2013 
Managed to getmyselfa Gibsonafter much searching. One question - I notice the ticket tears off a bit too low. Is there any way of getting it to advance a bitmore paper out of the machine?
Reply Robert Pool
1:00 AM on August 20, 2013 
Bill says...
that's ok as franking ink is oil based .. cheers

Any ink will work, but how long will the machine work afterwards?

All ink used with a machine with metal "print" MUST BE OIL BASED. If you use water-based ink, the metal "print" will rapidly deteriorate.
Reply Bill
8:53 PM on August 19, 2013 
Zik says...
will franking ink work in a TIM?

Any ink will work, but how long will the machine work afterwards?

All ink used with a machine with metal "print" MUST BE OIL BASED. If you use water-based ink, the metal "print" will rapidly deteriorate.
Reply Zik
10:29 PM on August 17, 2013 
will franking ink work in a TIM?
Reply Colin
4:33 PM on July 19, 2013 
Can anyone please help me out with an ink roller for a Railway omniprinter, or contact details for a supplier
Reply Mark
4:30 AM on June 24, 2013 
Hi, I've recently purchased a T.I.M Ticket Machine and was hoping that someone can help me date it and provide further information on it. Thanks, Mark
Reply ticketmaster
4:00 PM on May 30, 2013 
Yes Manchester used to issue an all day ticket, Some firms told thier commercial travellers not to use the car but to use the bus while in the area as it was considerably cheaper.




BENCE says...
Hi. I asked the museum Menchesteri that Menchester TIM ticket machine in the class exactly what they were.

Class:

OD One Day (several journeys) "One day" exactly what that means?
R Return
O Ordinary i.e. single journey
CH Child
LD Luggage or Dog
W Workman

Thanks: Bence
Reply Bill
5:27 AM on May 15, 2013 
Matt Ware says...
Hi there,

I am a Volunteer with Battle Area Community Transport (BACT) we use Wayfarer HS350's and on 2 of our busses these units consistantly blow their 10amp fuses. Does anyone else see this. Any help apreciated.

Matt

Hi Matt,
You've had a reply!
Bill.
Reply Bill
6:38 AM on May 13, 2013 
Hi Matt,

As this section is hardly used, I've copied your message to the main Forum under the Electronic Ticket Machines heading.

Bill
Reply Matt Ware
9:17 AM on May 12, 2013 
Hi there,

I am a Volunteer with Battle Area Community Transport (BACT) we use Wayfarer HS350's and on 2 of our busses these units consistantly blow their 10amp fuses. Does anyone else see this. Any help apreciated.

Matt
Reply Richard Malyon
1:25 PM on June 30, 2012 
Thanks.
Reply mark
7:59 AM on June 29, 2012 
Maybe post your query in the Forum. (see tabs on r/h side)That seems to be viewed more often than this section does.
Reply Richard Malyon
3:34 PM on June 27, 2012 
Hi Can anybody help me with information on Insert Setright Ticket Machine stamped GW3. It was last used with Silver Star many years ago.I wouild love to know what the GW stood for. Thanks.
Reply KK 69521
5:56 PM on March 16, 2012 
Bill says...
On the subject of Insert machines, 15622 / A24 has just sold on a certain site for £102 which seems rather high - has this machine any unusual history?


Can't answer definitively. The Allan Condie list I have shows machine 15625 / A27 as new to Allen of Mountsorrel in 1953. It is possible that A24 was also from Allens'

I think Allens' sold out to Barton at some point in the 1950s but can't find a reference for this.
Reply KK 69521
5:41 PM on March 16, 2012 
Richard of London says...
Sad to say but the Alan Condie lists are not always accurate, complete or up to date.

A&D was not the last purchaser of insert Setrights. Various independents continued to buy them.

A&D used insert Setrights and Mk I Setright Speeds contemporaneously. Insert Setrights were used for a period on the Dennis Falcon single-deckers fitted for OMO work.

The Mk I machines were replaced at decimalisation by MkII machines.

Richard of London


Thanks - I am aware that the AC list has some gaps, and there seems to be quite a bit of confusion around Eastern National / Westcliff machines - although that may arise through what seems to be EN's habit of re-assembling machines (see an earlier thread I started about a WMS machine which has one identity on the makers plate but another on the machine frame.

(And that reminds me, I really must send Mr Condie records of my collection / machines I've recorded being offered for sale that may assist in an update)

I should have made my statement more ambiguous - I usually try to include a caveat or two in any statement I make round here!

Although there's the question of whether the later sales were machines that Setright already had in stock, or new made machines.

I've also found (on the 'Yorkshire Tea Bags' site) record of A&D's Mk1 Setrights, which I should have checked before I posted previously...
Reply Bill
9:07 AM on March 11, 2012 
Thanks Richard.

As I was taught in my railway training, never believe everything you're told and check for yourself, so as I put it regarding the 1958 and A&D - COULD BE. I always try not to make definite statements unless I know them to be true! From local knowledge, I'm also finding gaps and errors in the TTS Hants & Dorset ticket books by Andrew Waller.

On the subject of Insert machines, 15622 / A24 has just sold on a certain site for £102 which seems rather high - has this machine any unusual history?
Reply Bill
10:25 PM on February 29, 2012 
KK 69521 says...
According to the list collated by Allan Condie, machine H 34 / 10098 was new to Aldershot & District in 1949, one of a batch of 50 (H00 to H49)


Many thanks KK69521. The reference that 1958 could be the last year that they were made - and for A&D - is interesting and useful information.
Reply KK 69521
8:34 AM on February 29, 2012 
Bill says...
Could someone put a date to my Setright Insert machine, please. Serial number 10098, it is reportedly ex-Aldershot & District H34. Max fare is 11/11d, small trip and stage numbers 1-32.

I'll post pictures soon.


According to the list collated by Allan Condie, machine H 34 / 10098 was new to Aldershot & District in 1949, one of a batch of 50 (H00 to H49)

According to the same document, it looks as though A&D were the last operator to buy insert Setrights, with a batch (W 01 - W50) being new in 1958. His list does not show any Setright Speed machines bought by A&D. This may suggest that the company did not move over to roll machines until the Mk 2 Setright came along, or bought second hand, or it could be a gap in the records.

There are photos in the 'Glory Days' book on A&D that show OMO buses in the late 60s with Setright Speed machines - the only photos showing conductors aren't clear enough to show whether they were using Insert or Speed models.

May be of interest that The Aldershot & District Bus Interest Group (website http://www.adbig.co.uk/) generally kit their conductors out with appropriate ticket machines at their running days (more often Setright Speeds than Insert) but that they have had reproduction Insert Setright tickets made (they show "Bell Punch Co (Winchester) as printer name, suggesting a connection with the Friends of King Alfred Buses who have also had reproduction punch tickets made. Both groups have had reproduction Setright rolls made (the inclusion of a web address on the rear of FOKAB's is something of a give-away!)

I don't know if they would be willing to sell some to people outside the Group, but it won't do you any harm to ask.
Reply Bill
2:23 PM on February 24, 2012 
KK 69521 says...
http://www.yorkshireteabags.co.uk/Bournrmth747A.jpg shows an 'experimental' TIM used in 1935. They obviously didn't like it.

I can find a BCT pre-decimal Ultimate ticket on e-bay, and the YTB site shows Setrights (both short and long range)

I don't know the operation well enough to know if these were at different eras, or on different groups of routes. I suspect Ultimates on trolleybuses.


Bournemouth tried Verometer and TIM on the trial trolleybus route in 1933, but otherwise used Bell Punch until about 1953, when they converted to Ultimates. Following trials with a TIM borrowed from Belfast and a Speed using blank rolls, the conversion to Setright Speed was about 1967. Speeds were used during the last couple of years of trolleybus operation. I might be a year or so out with the years, but they're not far out.

A picture of BCT Speed 169 is in the Setright folder here, together with scans of "then and now" tickets.
Reply Bill
2:09 PM on February 24, 2012 
Could someone put a date to my Setright Insert machine, please. Serial number 10098, it is reportedly ex-Aldershot & District H34. Max fare is 11/11d, small trip and stage numbers 1-32.

I'll post pictures soon.
Reply mark
5:45 PM on February 11, 2012 
WANTED - ink roller for post war machine, clock spring for telephone dial machine.

Anybody know of any, please post here
Reply mark
2:54 PM on January 23, 2012 
Have posted contact details of a supplier of violet ink suitable for TIMs in the TIM forum. He will post out.
Reply mark
6:06 AM on January 12, 2012 
TIM machine card printing slot...

Please see thread in forum. Any views welcome
Reply T Robinson
3:02 AM on January 4, 2012 
Hi, T.M.W
I will be able to make use of your scrap tim machine/handle,
I can pay with paypal if thats ok.
Regards T Robinson.
Reply T Robinson
10:38 AM on January 3, 2012 
Thanks for message,
Best regards.Trevor.
Reply T.M.W
3:49 AM on January 3, 2012 
Hi TR,
Unfortunatly my machine has a push button,but will keep my eyes open for a lever type handle.

T Robinson says...
Reply T Robinson
11:33 AM on December 30, 2011 
T.M.W says...
Hi, The machine has a lever at the bottom of the handle,
Regards TR.

There are a few different types of handles for the T.I.M machine,does your machine have the little lever at the bottom of the handle or the push button type (as with the machine pictured at the top of this page).
Let me know as I have a scrap T.I.M

Happy New Year
Reply T.M.W
9:25 AM on December 30, 2011 
Hi,

There are a few different types of handles for the T.I.M machine,does your machine have the little lever at the bottom of the handle or the push button type (as with the machine pictured at the top of this page).
Let me know as I have a scrap T.I.M

Happy New Year

T Robinson says...
Could anybody tell me whare I could get a handle for my TIM ticket machine
its a late 60s machine.
Reply T Robinson
8:14 AM on December 30, 2011 
Could anybody tell me whare I could get a handle for my TIM ticket machine
its a late 60s machine.
Reply BENCE
6:57 AM on December 7, 2011 
KK 69521 says...
A "one day" (or "all day") ticket would generally mean that you can make as many journeys as you like (possibly within a specified area) on that one day.

London Trams (in pre-ticket machine days) used to do a "shilling all day" ticket, for example.


Many thanks! regards: Bence
Reply KK 69521
12:46 PM on December 5, 2011 
There is an ULTIMATIC up for sale on the well known auction site at present - item 110788052312

Not seen one quite like that before - looks like a 6 unit Ultimate, but with different levers and what looks like it might be a card insert slot on the end unit.

It has a makers plate that calls it an 'Ultimatic' - but I'd always thought that an Ultimatic was the enormous desk standing thing (like a Solomatic only more so) that BR used to use at many stations.

Since this is badged 'Automaticket' rather than 'Bell Punch Company' I assume it was for non PSV use.
Reply KK 69521
12:42 PM on December 5, 2011 
BENCE says...
OD One Day (several journeys) "One day" exactly what that means?


A "one day" (or "all day") ticket would generally mean that you can make as many journeys as you like (possibly within a specified area) on that one day.

London Trams (in pre-ticket machine days) used to do a "shilling all day" ticket, for example.
Reply BENCE
11:14 AM on December 3, 2011 
Hi. I asked the museum Menchesteri that Menchester TIM ticket machine in the class exactly what they were.

Class:

OD One Day (several journeys) "One day" exactly what that means?
R Return
O Ordinary i.e. single journey
CH Child
LD Luggage or Dog
W Workman

Thanks: Bence
Reply KK 69521
5:27 PM on November 17, 2011 
The numbers stamped inside did generally match the serial number on the brass plate (I'm going by SMB machines here - I've never had call to open an LRD) although I've got at least one SMB in my collection where the number stamped inside is not the one on the brass plate - in this it's an ex Westcliff / Eastern National machine, so was presumably rebuilt heavily at some point.

3790 is a number not accounted for in the Setright listing I have, but would have dated from 1948.
Reply mark
5:12 PM on November 16, 2011 
Didn't the numbers stamped inside a setright usually correspond to the serial no on the brass plate? Maybe this was not the case for LRDs.
Reply T Robinson
10:03 AM on November 13, 2011 
Thanks for info this looks to be correct, there is a blank space for 88 ,
it also has 3790 stamped inside three times,
Regards Trevor.