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Re: My new Pacman Coin Pusher, from scratch

Postby slotalot » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:54 pm

Not a lot I can add to the above comments !!THUMBSX2!!
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Re: My new Pacman Coin Pusher, from scratch

Postby moonriver » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:44 am

jimmy55 wrote:One question I'd love the answer to is how do operators keep those high value notes floating on top of the coins without them ever moving .......is it as basic as sellotape !PUZZLED!
With pushers in the UK the total amount won per game should not exceed the jackpot allowed in relation to the stake i.e. 2p play/ £5 jackpot. Putting higher denomination banknotes on a pusher play field isn't allowed, but is frequently done by operators .
£5 and £10 notes are often used and placed flat in the middle of the play field nearest the moving deck and slightly off centre. From this position if you were to use a time lapse camera you would see the note move forward and either to the right in a curve ( or to the left, if off centre on that side) and follow the faster 'flow' of coins to the lose chutes at the sides ( and usually moved back to their starting position at the beginning of each day). Only the note placed dead centre would make it ( far more slowly than the others ) to the front. As all the coins look the same you dont notice the flow in play. This is greatly emphasised if the play field is ramped on the front edge to stack the coins up. On some older pushers dome head screws were used near the front edge , out of sight under the coins, to deflect more coins sideways rather than forward

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Re: My new Pacman Coin Pusher, from scratch

Postby venumx » Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:25 pm

Interesting To know , thanks :)

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Re: My new Pacman Coin Pusher, from scratch

Postby venumx » Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:36 pm

New small gameplay movie online.

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Re: My new Pacman Coin Pusher, from scratch

Postby geordy55 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:57 am

Excellent job,
I’d love to make a coin pusher, shame you don’t have any drawings or designs to share.

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Re: My new Pacman Coin Pusher, from scratch

Postby badpenny » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:10 pm

moonriver wrote:
Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:44 am
jimmy55 wrote:One question I'd love the answer to is how do operators keep those high value notes floating on top of the coins without them ever moving .......is it as basic as sellotape !PUZZLED!
With pushers in the UK the total amount won per game should not exceed the jackpot allowed in relation to the stake i.e. 2p play/ £5 jackpot. Putting higher denomination banknotes on a pusher play field isn't allowed, but is frequently done by operators .
£5 and £10 notes are often used and placed flat in the middle of the play field nearest the moving deck and slightly off centre. From this position if you were to use a time lapse camera you would see the note move forward and either to the right in a curve ( or to the left, if off centre on that side) and follow the faster 'flow' of coins to the lose chutes at the sides ( and usually moved back to their starting position at the beginning of each day). Only the note placed dead centre would make it ( far more slowly than the others ) to the front. As all the coins look the same you dont notice the flow in play. This is greatly emphasised if the play field is ramped on the front edge to stack the coins up. On some older pushers dome head screws were used near the front edge , out of sight under the coins, to deflect more coins sideways rather than forward
Good insight there, I once bought an old Crompton's multi player and found that the bottom fields had very small and thin wedges screwed into the middle of them. Of course invisible when full of coins but caused pennies behind to ride up and sit on top of the those downwind. I've not seen them on other Crompton's so imagine it was an Operator addition. Also I've found the coin chutes on the side down to the cash box lined with carpet so you didn't hear them falling, while the pay out chute wasn't lined but had a couple of thin metal sheet baffles which were loose to give a rattling clatter even if only one coin fell.

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Re: My new Pacman Coin Pusher, from scratch

Postby malcymal » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:58 am

Well done, you are a very clever man!!! Superb machine !!YIPPEE!! !!YIPPEE!!

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Re: My new Pacman Coin Pusher, from scratch

Postby venumx » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:11 am

Thank you all for your nice words and compliments about the coinpusher.

I sincerely appreciate it - it makes me feel good that people like it.
You Know ? I forgot I had this thread active because of some .....bad circumstances in my life, and it's great to see people still viewing this thread. !THUMBS!

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