I worked on two modules (my 2nd & 3rd) over the weekend. I tried copying Akiyuki's Zig-Zag Lift module, using the ldd file here.
With this, I was having a terrible time with it not working nicely, till I realized I was using 87552 not 4864. The little side walls were a real pain. Once I fixed those, I still ran into the issue that occasionally two balls get in the lift and get stuck. Has anyone else built this? Did you see that problem? And if so, how did you fix it?
The second module I worked on was a simple step feeder module (or at least I thought it was going to be simple).
1) I had to add beams to keep the axles under the steps straight, else they want to wobble a lot and jam the steps. Because of this it is fairly high off the baseplate, and I'm struggling to figure out how to get it lower so I can match the spec of 10 bricks tall. So the question is, does everyone use beams, or technic plates to guide the axles to keep them traveling only in the vertical direction? Did others find a way to get them lower?
1b) I see from Akiyuki's video here that he was able to get one lower, by putting the steadying restraints on the side.
2) I see a lot of videos where the steps don't have side walls and the balls very politely stay on their step. This one works for me 50% of the time, they fall off a lot. What's up with that?
3) I had to give a 2 plate drop between steps, instead of what looks to be a 1plate drop, as the balls were at times happily rocking back and forth, but not actually along the steps, is this normal? (I may try the large 1x2 cheese slope with grille tonight to see how that works for me.)
(ps) First module, simple, but getting my feet wet on technic stuff.
|Posted by JasonSpears on 24 August 2015 at 17:34.|
Edited by JasonSpears on 24 August 2015 at 17:35.