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cait001
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Re: Tin Pan Alley

Postby cait001 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:19 pm

Does anyone have a gameplay video of this machine, or one with a similar mechanism? Curious as to the operation.

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Re: Tin Pan Alley

Postby coppinpr » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:21 pm

I don't know of any videos of this or the well known "Cake walk" which, as Jerry says, most likely had the same action. Both machines have thin, coin-sized gaps running from front to back. These slots moved backwards and forwards (when one was to the front the one next to it was to the back, hence "cake walk"). The coins fell to the back of the playfield when played, where they fell into one of the gaps (or a losing gap). The backward/forward movement of the slots slowly moved the coins forward and eventually winners fell off the front as a payout. At least that's how I remember them. Might have missed something :!?!: A compulsive money grabber of a machine, but not one that looks impressive from the spectator view point which is, perhaps, why there are no videos.
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Re: Tin Pan Alley

Postby malcymal » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:41 am

I remember vividly playing the exact machine that coppinpr has kindly posted an image of. Specifically it was in the Harrison's chain of arcades on Bognor Regis seafront next to Jones Garage. It was a dull machine to play as you could only really win 2 coins at a time. This being reliant on (as they say in the TV show "tipping point") a rider stacking two coins in a column. However, one could wait for maybe a few double coins to get to the edge but profit to the player was very poor. Often as not you would receive one coin back. When the regular Cromptons pusher came along with one single playfield you could easily win more than 10 coins with one push and clear up because control of the coin position landing on upper playfield was relatively easy. Tightly held in playslot with pressure and spinning to right would make coin go left, and vice versa to left. My first motorbike costing 145 pound in 1982 was paid for by waiting and playing stacked 2p coin pushers in my misspent youth.

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Re: Tin Pan Alley

Postby jimmy55 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:31 am

The worst thing they ever did with pushers was the automatic 'gate' that activates after a period of inactivity and stops the 'stray' 2ps falling out. My kids loved hunting the arcades for the 'freebies'.

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Re: Tin Pan Alley

Postby cait001 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:34 pm

malcymal wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:41 am
My first motorbike costing 145 pound in 1982 was paid for by waiting and playing stacked 2p coin pushers in my misspent youth.
Now that's a cool story!

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Re: Tin Pan Alley

Postby coppinpr » Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:26 am

Doesn't sound misspent to me. !!CHEERS!! !!CRASH!!


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