5 tracks with a Multi-Switch
A multi-switch is the best way to split one track into 5. The switch works by directing the ball into track 1 and flipping a switch. The next ball rolls by track one, rolls into track two and flips a switch. The next ball rolls by 1 and 2, drops into track three and flips a switch. Same with track 4, flipping a switch as the ball enters. Once the ball gets to track 5 it resets all the switches, so the next ball rolls into track 1 and the process repeats.
The one drawback to this switch system is that the number of balls on each track is evenly distributed. So, if I have an element that needs to reset before the next ball arrives, I cannot use it on the RBS with this switch system.
This RBS has a lot to offer. Tall skinny coil, two loop d’ loop sections. A ball collecting tipping arm, regular tipping arms, lots of track – wavy track, large dips, flats spirals, hairpin corners, a small section of vertical zig-zag track – all of this stuffed into a small space. This project uses 1-1/4″ miniature billiard balls and a speed-controlled chain lift.
100% stainless steel, TIG welded.
Rolling ball sculpture AKA:
Marble machine. Ball Run. Ball Roller coaster. Ball machine. Marble roller coaster. Rolling ball machine. Rolling ball structure. Marble run art. Kinetic marble sculpture. Custom marble run.