You can stitch a piece of wire across the broken trace as long as the wiper arms don't contact it. If the do,then you'll need to stitch a longer piece across an area that they do not contact. Essentially, you're just joining two sets of traces.
Both this machine and mine had the traces cut in a very professional way. You wouldn't notice it unless you were looking for it. Sneaky!
In Ticker Tape, the randomizer provides a chance at lighting corners and super lines for each card.
Quoted from NoQuarters:
I'm guessing six card games are fun. Lot's to watch for and figure out what numbers you want to try for next...
You're right! They have max coin inputs, too, which is helpful. In Ticker Tape's case, only 6 coins will start a full game. Randomly it will light the super line or corners on any given card (one coin per card). Super lines are horizontal and score 3 as 4 and 4 as 5.
Corners score the 5 in a line win.
Cards have ascending replay values for 4 or 5 in a line. It is in your interest to play for 5 on card 6.
Pressing C on the footrail starts the search for winners, and when it finds one, the backglass will flash double or nothing? At this point you can press r to take the regular payout or press d to try for double the replays. The position of the randomizer is important here, too - in the wrong spot, you'll get nothing.
Fun, fast game (no extra balls).
Only the 6 cards made in the 70s have that double or nothing feature.