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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby treefrog » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:11 pm

Are you sure this is a nickel machine?

Also the coin tube looks huge for the coin size, in fact the coin slide cover if a different size coin entry for the slides themselves........ looks like a mix and match of bits.

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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby sarg » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:08 pm

Thanks I will put that lever on the tube - I didn't realise what that was. You can tell I'm a amateur at this.

As for payouts I'm confused - I don't know what a vertical finger is. Are you near Exeter badpenny by any chance?

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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby sarg » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:33 pm

treefrog wrote:Are you sure this is a nickel machine?

That's what I was told. The tube does look big, but it is thick-walled. It's heavy for what it is.

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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby treefrog » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:39 pm

Something is not right here. The tube and cover look like possibly a 1D size. You are likely to get issues with coins stacking, affecting payout.... Would not be difficult to change and fix.

What BP said about the overflow lever will fix that issue....

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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby sarg » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:45 pm

I will take some more photos tomorrow of the coin tube and coins with measurements.

What do you mean about 'cover' treefrog?

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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby badpenny » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:53 pm

Sadly I'm in West Midlands (Rugby)
Let's see if anyone else comes forward, we do have a couple or three gurus in the South West'ish.

I guess TF is referring to the plate that sits on top of the slides and accommodates the bottom of the tube.
Slides will often be fine at handling coins that are a bit small in diameter, but not thickness.

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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby sarg » Sat Mar 11, 2017 4:29 pm

1st problem sorted @&@
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Coin tube photo with a nickel.
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I played a cycle and stopped the clock and lined up the plum win - still no payout. I hope these photos will help.
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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby badpenny » Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:41 pm

Well done.

You've also found the vertical fingers and the payout discs.
Clearly there aren't any holes in the disc nearest to the fingers, which is the one for the first reel.
So there is something 'orribly wrong there. With the three plums showing peer down between the discs and see if there are holes lined up on the other two.
I'm suspecting more time has been spent making this machine look cool than getting it doing what it should.

Now you've got the lever in place, you need to get the slides out and stack coins in them to see if it's physically possible for them to deliver the numbers of coins the award card is boasting about. Those coins look a tight fit in the tube, they may also be in the slides. Make sure you keep them in the right order!
More importantly the thickness of the coins may not match the available thickness. Have you tried different coins?

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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby coppinpr » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:40 pm

Looks to me BP as if there is a hole on the first disc very close to the second finger but the finger is missing it by a fraction. Do you agree? :!?!: If that's the case, then could it be the first disc is a touch out, catching some holes OK but not all?

As TF says, some of the parts look "heavy duty" to say the least. The slides will be the key to the coins. Could be they are just very dirty (I suspect you know this sarg, but no oil anywhere near the slides, just clean and shiny). :cool:

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Re: Mills coin tube blocks when full

Postby badpenny » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:33 pm

It could be, you're right. It would be good to know if the second and third discs have holes in line with it.
The teeth for the kicker seem to be in line.


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