Scrap metal allwin and other projects

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jonathans257
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Scrap metal allwin and other projects

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Well, it was something to do in the shed - wasn't meant to replicate an actual machine, just roughly knocked up and welded together - the challenge being to design a mechanism that actually worked from what I could remember seeing in the arcades at Broadstairs and such resorts, childhood memories. So if you fancy a laugh, all you serious builders, I hope this is of interest. I will post a video of it working soon.
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:cool: Welcome to the club my friend, you have done a great job there. If you search around the Resource section, there are scans of Allwin backflashes that might finish the job, or maybe just a polished metal sheet to keep with the theme. The main thing is that you have done the job with care and attention and that is really what matters in the end. !!CHEERS!!
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Hearty greetings jonathans257

I've never worn a hat but as from tomorrow I'm buying one simply so I can take it off to you.
Also from next week I shall be getting up at 6.00 am in order to admire your enthusiasm longer.

We need more newcomers with your energy, please send me money and food.

Badpenny

PS .... We all wait with rancid breath and clenched elbows for the video and more photos. We want to see the beastie rattle clunking and we demand it before the next anniversary of Muck Spreading Tuesday........ don't let us down.
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Brilliant .....'Shed Engineering' at its finest. Looking forward to seeing the video. Hope to inspire my two boys off the XBox and into the garage (some hope!)
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What else are sheds for, if not for making slot machines in??? :!?!: Welcome to the forum & keep up the good work, !!THUMBSX2!! What is your next project going to be?? Because you can’t stop now. !!CHEERS!!
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Great job, jonathans257 !
Am curious : does it pay when you win ? If so, can you describe the payout mechanism ? You did not seem to go the classic 'payout tube & slide' route. Am very curious & interested to see what design you came up with.
Anyway, congrats.
Looking forward to seeing that video...
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Very very good jonathans257, I assume from the coin chute arrangement on the rear that there are two lose holes that retain the ball in the chute and two win holes that return the ball for a free go when won.
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swaledaleslots wrote:Welcome to the club my friend, you have done a great job there. If you search around the Resource section, there are scans of Allwin backflashes that might finish the job, or maybe just a polished metal sheet to keep with the theme. The main thing is that you have done the job with care and attention and that is really what matters in the end. !!CHEERS!!
Thank you. I may grind it up with a never ending pattern to make it sparkle and laquer it, but I think I like it looking rough and home made. Next project will be a real machine, to display next to the junk machine.
Arrgee wrote:Very very good jonathans257, I assume from the coin chute arrangement on the rear that there are two lose holes that retain the ball in the chute and two win holes that return the ball for a free go when won.
The balls are held in the rear gutter, for want of a better description. A coin will lift a pin to release one ball to play. If it wins in any cup, it re enters the game for a free go. If it loses, it enters the pin gutter where a 10 pence is needed to release it. Really it's a gloryfied money box. Many thanks for your comment.
ChristopheB wrote:Great job, jonathans257 !
Am curious: does it pay when you win?
Sadly, there is no payout on a free ball, only a free go. A losing ball is directed behind the lift pin and retained 'till 10 pence is dropped and a winning cup directs the ball back to the playing field.
slotalot wrote:What else are sheds for, if not for making slot machines in??? :!?!: Welcome to the forum & keep up the good work, !!THUMBSX2!! What is your next project going to be?? Because you can’t stop now. !!CHEERS!!
Hi, and thanks for your comment. I have aquired most of the parts to build a real one with a prize payout. Just need to build a cabinet and work out what does what and what will require me making. As far as I can tell, when you drop a ball in a winning cup, it re enters the playfield - so I need to work out how a winning ball interacts with the mechanics to allow the prize knob to be turned. Total mystery at the moment. No doubt I will be asking anyone if they have internal pictures.

Jonathan.
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We could tell you how the payout works ....... however ...... I'm really interested in your innovative solutions and would like to know what you come up with.

Incidentally from what you say above I get the impression your machine holds more than one ball? What is the second one for?

Also it's your machine you can call parts anything you like! We only make it up ourselves anyway.

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Ha ha! Absolutely no reason to have more than one ball - the gutter that holds the ball in storage is 2 inches long, so I put a few balls in.
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