Wednesday, 25 May 2011

"The clues are there." as David Frost used to say.

Some readers are getting impatient for results but unfortunately other aspects of life have a way interfering with our best intentions. I continue to work on finishing the wheel as and when I can but as I've said before, I sometimes get a few minutes and that is all. My mother-in-law was in hospital but is now in a respite home for a few weeks. We visit her daily for a hour or so, but it is a 40 minute drive each way and we therefore lose a big chunk of each afternoon from our free time. So - time is tight..

What I can say is that the clues continue to support my view that I am on the right track and I will repeat that the best place for getting confirmatory information is the 'Toys' page - MT.138-139-140-141. The problem with this page is that unless you have already arrived at the right design, the page is almost meaningless. What the drawings on that page do, is help to refine the final design. That is what I'm engaged in when I can get the time.

Every drawing on that page supplies information, but they do not represent actual physical designs. As an example I can point out the slightly longer uprights on 'D' compared with 'C' - this is important information and without it would cause a problem which is only discernable if the right design is in front of you. Having said, that I worked out the solution to the problem when I saw it but it was good to have the confirmation that it was why Bessler had drawn the figures in that way and it was deliberate and not an incidental variation.
 
JC

3 comments:

  1. John,..I am about to test my latest design which
    I am the most confident about.It could be Bessler's,I don't know,but it has made me realise now what the appologia wheel is saying.
    It repesents the timing appertures of the wheel.
    The broad segments are the period when the weights are locked in a certain direction.
    The top one is when the weights are locked up.From 2 to 6 o'clock permanently on and from 6 o'clock to 10 o'clock locked inwards.
    I hope this can be of help for what it's worth..

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  2. Hi John, if you go with this approach, there is an "eye" that opens and closes two times each revolution of the main wheel.

    Axel.

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  3. "Suspense is worse than disappointment." - as Burns said.

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