The bearing is actually just a convenience for me, but has become a somewhat important part of the movie of the Marble Track 3 construction.

The first time I tried to create a stop motion animation of the construction of a marble track, I had no way to easily reach the back side of the track, which made it difficult to manipulate things without it being obvious that (other) things had moved.

With the bearing, it’s not just obvious that things moved, it’s usually required that the stage moves each frame!

In the movie, the bearing is controlled by the radio transmitter, and acted as a helicopter when it was first introduced.

Bearing made by: