vienna clock stops at 6mins to the hour

zzippy

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I have an RMS Vienna clock that stops 6 mins to the hour I can't see for the life of me why.
the repeat leaver is tight after so i move the hands a few mins onwards and it will go again
until 6 mins to the hour :???:??
 

tracerjack

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Without photos, no one knows what you have, so advice turns into just guesses. Posting photos of the front and back of the movement will get you the best response.
 

Vernon

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Check for wear on the stop/warn pins and lifting pins and as well as the levers that contact them. I'm assuming that the movement is clean and no bushing work needed.
Vernon
 

Dick Feldman

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My first impulse is that the clock is stopping at warn.
It seems the slight additional energy needed to actuate the warn is enough to stop the clock.
My secondary conclusion is that the clock is lacking power.
If you do not know or understand the warn process in a clock movement, it is time you hit the books and discard the advice from UTube videos, etc.
Best of luck with your venture,
Dick
 
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zzippy

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Check for wear on the stop/warn pins and lifting pins and as well as the levers that contact them. I'm assuming that the movement is clean and no bushing work needed.
Vernon
all been cleaned and yes it looks like it the warn system
 

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Check the pin position on the warn wheel when it stops. If that pin is at the bottom of the wheel at the point where it stops, sometimes the lever tab that stops the train jams on the pin. The wheel may need to be repositioned so the pin is on top. Or… you may be able to correct it by rotating the gathering pallet slightly.
 

Dick Feldman

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If the situation is close enough that the warn will stop the movement, that movement is in trouble.
No amount of cleaning, oiling and adjusting will give a long term, reliable operating clock.
Once you solve the wear situation and provide sufficient power to the train, you will solve your problems.
JMHO
 

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