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    Default Re: Wheel instead of gathering pallet (RE: al_taka)

    Quote Originally Posted by al_taka View Post
    The manufacturers would have jumped on the simplicity of this operation if it produced accurate results.
    The high torque applied to the flag by the stop pin makes for questionable release time. It could be off by many seconds.
    When the majority of clocks transfer the high torque stop to a wheel higher up the train for a low torque release it makes for a very accurate release sequence. Warning is just the name we give to this action but it serves an important purpose.

    I'm sure all manufacturers tried to eliminate the extra mechanics of warning
    but it wasn't possible to have the accurate release they needed for a quality product.

    Nevertheless, its a joy to see a movement like this.
    Huh? I'm not sure I follow. As I understand it, the stop pin of this movement is located same as stop pin of any ordinary rack strike: on the 4th wheel. Torque no higher here than in any run-of-the-mill clock.

    Or am I missing something?
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    Default Re: Wheel instead of gathering pallet (RE: bangster)

    Quote Originally Posted by bangster View Post
    As I understand it, the stop pin of this movement is located same as stop pin of any ordinary rack strike: on the 4th wheel.
    Bangster:

    In this unusual movement, the stop pin is on the 3rd wheel.

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    Default Re: Wheel instead of gathering pallet (RE: Robert Gary)

    Quote Originally Posted by RobertG View Post
    Bangster:

    In this unusual movement, the stop pin is on the 3rd wheel.

    RobertG
    Izzat the same wheel that runs the driving pinion for the gathering pinion? Or is THAT the second wheel?

    How many wheels in the train?

    I thought I understood it. Obviously not.

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    Default Re: Wheel instead of gathering pallet (RE: bangster)

    Quote Originally Posted by bangster View Post
    Izzat the same wheel that runs the driving pinion for the gathering pinion? Or is THAT the second wheel?
    How many wheels in the train?
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    The second wheel has the driving pinion on the outside of the plate and the pins that raise the hammer are on the opposite end of the same arbor. The third wheel has the pin that stops on the flag detent. Four wheels plus the fan in the train.

    In one of your earlier posts, you said the videos didn't help you. If you would like additional photos of something, just let me know. I am happy to take them.

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    Default Re: Wheel instead of gathering pallet (RE: Robert Gary)

    Ok, I have updated the video to better (hopefully) show how the pinion drive works. Also, someone asked how accurate this movement is. It has been running nearly 7 full days and has lost 1 minute.

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    Default Re: Wheel instead of gathering pallet (RE: Robert Gary)

    Good Video, make sense to me

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