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Offline wagnmkr

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Re: MARBLE LIFTING AUTOMATION
« Reply #150 on: November 28, 2013, 10:47:12 PM »
So ... Brian ... how much sleep have you lost figuring out what all this machine is going to do?

I like it ... are you going to publish the finished drawings like you usually do? I think I might see something like this machine in my future (once the h&m is done).

Cheers,

Tom
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Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: MARBLE LIFTING AUTOMATION
« Reply #151 on: November 28, 2013, 10:59:57 PM »
Tom--I'm having fun with this build!!! For one thing, I don't feel the pressure to go-go-go like I do when I am building an engine. As far as publishing drawings---I may at some point. I have to create the drawings anyways for myself, so it isn't a large leap to post them. I don't lay awake thinking of what to do next on this machine. I have a rather vague overall idea of it, and of course every time I watch another marble machine video on Youtube the plan in my head changes a little bit. With engines, you have to have the design complete BEFORE you start to build, or you can very easily paint yourself into a corner. With this thing, its largely "design as I go".---Brian

Offline Johnmcc69

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Re: MARBLE LIFTING AUTOMATION
« Reply #152 on: November 29, 2013, 03:15:37 PM »
VERY COOL project Brian. I love all the mechanical motions going on.
I'll bet it's a fun CAD project also.

Nice work!

John

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Re: MARBLE LIFTING AUTOMATION
« Reply #153 on: November 30, 2013, 05:49:42 AM »
I was just able to watch the video. It's gonna be really fun to watch this whole thing run, driven by an engine! It should be a good crowd-pleaser. Very ingenious.  :ThumbsUp: :ThumbsUp:

Simon

Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: MARBLE LIFTING AUTOMATION
« Reply #154 on: December 01, 2013, 08:22:26 PM »
 I've got the bowl, I've mounted the bell---now all I need is a slot in the pedestal the bowl is setting on and to fabricate a clapper. This is very much "make it up as I go along", but even so I like to model this stuff first. It saves me a lot of remaking parts and beating my head on the wall!!!


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Re: MARBLE LIFTING AUTOMATION
« Reply #155 on: December 02, 2013, 07:52:07 AM »
Been quietly watching progress Brian a real fun project 

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Thanks for showing

Stew
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Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: MARBLE LIFTING AUTOMATION
« Reply #156 on: December 02, 2013, 01:52:33 PM »
Thanks Stew--I'm glad you're enjoying it. It most certainly is different!!!----Brian

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Re: MARBLE LIFTING AUTOMATION
« Reply #157 on: February 01, 2014, 07:36:13 PM »
Hello Brian

Just stumpled on your fascinating project - this has been a very inspiring topic  -  when I run out of engine projects this could surely be a new sort of task to take up in the workshop

Thank you very much for sharing
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Mogens Kilde

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Offline Brian Rupnow

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Re: MARBLE LIFTING AUTOMATION
« Reply #158 on: February 01, 2014, 08:18:21 PM »
I do plan on getting back to this after I have my opposed piston engine running.---Brian