- Apr 25, 2019
Thanks again Willie X!All clock mechanisms operate at just above the tiping point between run and stop. A delicate balance between power and load.
If you have a weight of 1260gm (or more) then that's adequate power. So, you have excess load somewhere in the strike train.
Look more closely at what is happening just before the train stops. That's where your problem lies.
A video , straight in like your first photos of the old movement, would probably help more than any amount of additional text.
Is what I think, Willie X
I took a much closer look at the lifting levers and their relationship to the strike wheel/bearing disc (?).
Thinking primarily about momentum and how far it should be able to rotate before it begins doing work.
It was obvious that the new movement required some adjustments to have as much "free running" as the original. So, I tried to replicate that.
I don't have a dedicated test stand (using dining room table) so it may take me a few days to get that set up again (with everything else going on).
I will be sure to get photos and a short movie with the results.
Are "movies" posted the same way that photos are? Just attach and insert?
Many many thanks!