- 04 Dec 2018: Glued the first rib of the net onto Lower Zig Zag
- 29 Nov 2018: I bent the ends of two toothpicks which will be part of the net.
This is a small curved track that pushes medium marbles to the left, away from the First Snake-Installed Rail.
Pinky placed these soon after the First Snake-Installed Rail. They are shaped somewhat like flowers or ice cream cones (albeit on their sides).
This is just a bit of track essentially parallel to the Left Side Small Landing Zone.
Along with the Upper Splitter off the Lowest Small-Medium Splitter, this guides medium marbles from the Lowest Small-Medium Splitter to the Front Left Medium Landing Zone.
The Lower Zig Zag currently has a zig and a zag. I had planned to make it have 3 or 4 zigs and zags, but there simply was not room to have that many back and forth tracks in the vertical space.
2018 Sep: planning the Lower Zig Zag:
From the top, it will appear in a very narrow zone.
From the side, it will look like this:
This image shows the Lowest Largest U-Turn being installed, 22 October 2017.
The Lowest Largest U-Turn feeds into The First Track, and is fed by the Snake Plate U-Turn.
The Lowest Largest U-Turn is only used by the large marble, and is its last turn before arriving at the large marble resting point on the bottom of the track. The Lowest Largest U-Turn lies just above the first track, which had its first test on 9 October 2017 (skip forward to 50 seconds).
In the future, the lowest point of the Outer Spiral will be right above the Lowest Largest U-Turn.
The Little Wiggly Track will catch small marbles that come out of the Triple Splitter. Above shows a side view.
Here is the top view.
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 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 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.