- 17 Dec 2018 Candy Mama put it in place, but it has not been glued yet by Mr McGlue
The outer spiral hasn’t fully been created. I have created the demo Outer Spiral, shown in the image. The plan is for the real outer spiral to pass large and medium marbles onto the triple splitter, without affecting any of the track below.
I want the large and medium marbles to roll smoothly around the entire track at least once, and possibly twice, but I will probably prefer to make the continuation of this track curve smoothly inside the middle area of Marble Track 3 instead.
It was tricky to put this rail into the right place given the characters I had on hand, so I brought in two Snakes so they could hold it steady while the other characters installed supports and glued it in place. This piece runs right above the First Track, and is just barely out of the way of Large Marbles, and in the way of Medium Marbles.
As of this writing, the First Snake-Installed Rail works fine for medium marbles, but it does not work for Small Marbles, so I need to work out a way to do that. I hope a thin bamboo piece will work, because that would be easiest to install.
The Caret Splitter sits opposite the (top of the) Triple Splitter. It is the small section of track which spans the end of the medium marble resting point which does not involve the Triple Splitter. I named it Caret Splitter because it is shaped like vaguely like a caret ^. It is actually shaped more like the Japanese character へ, when viewed from the direction the marbles will reach it.
The Caret Splitter
November 2018: The medium marbles work perfectly (~100% of the time), but the small marbles work 0% of the time. If the small marbles hit the left side, they fall willy nilly. If they hit the right side, they get stuck.
This landing zone balances the Back Right Medium Landing Zone, and will soon be fed by the Caret Splitter.