It surprises me that, given everything I know about the mechanism, I should have made such a simple error as not ensuring that the mechanism operated at the correct time in the rotation of the wheel. I wonder how many other trials by other would-be inventors failed because of something similar, something that maybe went through unnoticed. How many near-misses have their been?
Lastly, thank you for the many messages of encouragement. I had no idea so many people were following this blog.
"Una cerveza, por favor!" - Make that "Una grande cerveza, por favor!" Just practising you know ;-)
Sadly for us Brits, we seem to be a country that is fast developing a binge-drinking culture with the predictable side affects of under age drinking. In Spain you see hardly any drunks and yet they appear to indulge for several hours a day. It must be the drip drip approach that allows them to maintain their dignity despite being several sheets to the wind. In the UK we seem to hit the ground running and attempt to get as many jars of the strongest nectar available down our necks in the shortest possible time - with predictable results.
What's that saying? Oh yes - Alcohol, the cause of, and the solution to all of life's problems.
See you when I get back.