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Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on July 16, 2010, 04:18 AM:
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...


Posted by Jean-Marc Toussaint (Member # 270) on July 16, 2010, 05:29 AM:
Very nice job, Michael, kudos!
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on July 16, 2010, 06:42 AM:
Many thanks, Jean-Marc.
Have a nice (screening) weekend [Big Grin]
Posted by Roy Neil (Member # 913) on July 16, 2010, 08:35 AM:
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 !

Posted by peter booth (Member # 242) on July 16, 2010, 09:16 AM:
What a great job.Well done Michael.
How I wish I was mechanically minded.
Posted by Brad Kimball (Member # 5) on July 16, 2010, 09:12 PM:
I so envy engineering knowledge like this! OMG, your device is a work of art!
Posted by Dan Lail (Member # 18) on July 16, 2010, 09:19 PM:

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

I think the Film-O-Clean would make it perfect. [Big Grin]
Posted by Tony Stucchio (Member # 519) on July 16, 2010, 10:23 PM:
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.
Posted by Michael Beyer (Member # 1143) on July 19, 2010, 01:49 AM:
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]

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...

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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