I have an idea for an object I'd like to make, and I'd like to get some clock expert perspective. I'd like to make a large wall mounted pendulum. There wouldn't be a clock, just a large pendulum driven by a mainspring. It would be mostly for art. Ideally, it would utilize large brass gears that are needlessly oversized, for aesthetic purposes. For example, the winding point could be a 1" diamater hex bolt, that you need a huge wrench to turn. Since the pendulum and all the gears would be so beefy, I imagine I'd need a stout mainspring. My initial thoughts were really simple. I'm not well versed in gear terms, but I was thinking a coil type main spring on a shaft that has a ratchet type interface with the escapement, so you can add tension to the spring. So, with the escapement wheel on the same shaft as the mainspring, the only other parts would be the anchor-y part that interfaces the escapement teeth, and regulates movement, and the pendulum. I think I could be overlooking some huge design flaws. Would this design allow for the safe release or storing of energy if the pendulum is interrupted? If the mainspring is under tension, but the pendulum was at rest, is it possible for the escapement wheel to skip the anchor-y part on the pendulum, and spin out of control releasing all it's energy at once? Would a slightly more involved design with some extra step up/down gears in between the escapement and the main spring be more recommended for controlling energy release and preventing run-away scenarios. I'm sure the answer to all these questions is maybe, and it depends. I know this isn't a conventional thing, but I'm just hoping for some extra insight. Any ideas would be appreciated, even though this whole idea is crazy.