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General => Wheels and pinions => Topic started by: tymeman on May 03, 2010, 04:31:03 PM

Title: weight gear /shaft?
Post by: tymeman on May 03, 2010, 04:31:03 PM
I am thinking of a new clock  design kind of tower type for table. question can I use a seperate shaft to mount weight pully on with high gear ratio for a 24 hour run time with only 2' of travel for weight  would like to put weight on larger wheel  driving  a small gear. is this possible  ?
Title: Re: weight gear /shaft?
Post by: Dave on December 10, 2010, 04:58:31 AM
Hi Ty, you could place an extra wheel/pinion between the great wheel and centre wheel, thats how they make long running clocks but you would need a heavier weight, cheers Dave