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Michael Beyer
Expert Film Handler

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From: Bingen, Germany
Registered: Apr 2008


 - posted July 16, 2010 04:18 AM      Profile for Michael Beyer   Author's Homepage   Email Michael Beyer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Folks,

as I said weeks before, I was building an Super 8-Longplay-Unit.
Now it is ready and works fine.

My english is not so good, that I can give a technical instruction, but I made a lot of pictures.

My (german) website with more photos...

I think, they will tell enough about building it...

Regards,
Michael

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Jean-Marc Toussaint
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From: France
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 - posted July 16, 2010 05:29 AM      Profile for Jean-Marc Toussaint   Author's Homepage   Email Jean-Marc Toussaint   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Very nice job, Michael, kudos!

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Michael Beyer
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From: Bingen, Germany
Registered: Apr 2008


 - posted July 16, 2010 06:42 AM      Profile for Michael Beyer   Author's Homepage   Email Michael Beyer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Many thanks, Jean-Marc.
Have a nice (screening) weekend [Big Grin]

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Roy Neil
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From: Menlo Park, CA
Registered: Sep 2007


 - posted July 16, 2010 08:35 AM      Profile for Roy Neil   Author's Homepage   Email Roy Neil   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sophisticated yet simple, your design shows creativity and ingenuity. You did a good job of documenting the construction with your photographs - congratulations on your accomplishment.

... there's even room for a Film-O-Clean on there !

[Smile]

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peter booth
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From: scarborough,north yorkshire
Registered: Jul 2004


 - posted July 16, 2010 09:16 AM      Profile for peter booth   Email peter booth       Edit/Delete Post 
What a great job.Well done Michael.
How I wish I was mechanically minded.
Regards,
Peter.

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Brad Kimball
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From: Highland Mills, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted July 16, 2010 09:12 PM      Profile for Brad Kimball   Email Brad Kimball   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I so envy engineering knowledge like this! OMG, your device is a work of art!

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Dan Lail
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From: Loganville, Georgia, USA
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted July 16, 2010 09:19 PM      Profile for Dan Lail   Author's Homepage   Email Dan Lail   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Michael,

That looks very cool. What size reels are you using?

I think the Film-O-Clean would make it perfect. [Big Grin]

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Tony Stucchio
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From: New Jersey
Registered: Dec 2005


 - posted July 16, 2010 10:23 PM      Profile for Tony Stucchio   Email Tony Stucchio   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Nice -- but you need to destroy an Elmo ST-1200 -- which already has 1200 foot capacity. I assume these reels are bigger -- but it's hard enough to find 1200 foot reels now anyway. But I do admire the engineering. Well done.

If I ever attempted something like this, I would probably try Chip Gelmini's design from last year (seems easier). Both designs have their own elegance.

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Michael Beyer
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From: Bingen, Germany
Registered: Apr 2008


 - posted July 19, 2010 01:49 AM      Profile for Michael Beyer   Author's Homepage   Email Michael Beyer   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi to all and many thanks for your kind words !

@Roy and Dan:
Yes, there would be room for Film-O-Clean... [Big Grin]
...but here in Germany it is too expensive for me [Frown]

@Dan:
I'm using reels between 360m and 600m, but it is possible to play reels > 600 m. It's room enough for 850m-reels, which I saw at a friend of mine...

@Tony:
I had an Elmo ST, which was damaged and not possible to repair. That's the reason why I used the parts from it. It is possible to use parts from an other damaged projector, but I don't know how they will work...
I saw Chip's construction, too, but my english is not so good, that I understood all words. So I tried my own unit [Big Grin]

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