Yeah, I agree, It doesn't look like much. Here's a couple of photos of the current effort. Shown without a lot of cams and support pedestals the first photo shows the gearbox on the right, a set of pinwheels that change the plane of rotation for the gears in the rear, a set of gears on the left side that translate motion to the rear for a future shaft, and a Geneva wheel just left of centre for intermittent rotation.
The next photo shows the initial assembly of the upper works, which in the case is a stable. Given a little more time and things should hopefully progress.
One of the reasons for the slow progress is that I keep expanding scope. Not an unusual problem. A little dog that was to just turn his head will also wag his tail - I hope. A bird on the roof that moves is now two birds.
Well we'll just have to see if all of this comes true.
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