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MartinHewitt

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Post Sat May 23, 2020 10:58 am

Re: Friction-Fence Locks

Started to manipulate my Mosler 5H. That's going to be a struggle learning its language! Most often there is first no CP at all, then after a bit of a wiggling there will either appear a CP around 3.5 or around 5. It will continue most often the type of CP the previous numbers had, but then it jumps to the other and continues there. No idea, what the lock wants to tell me by that. Probably there has just something shifted inside the lock and it really doesn't say anything. There are also points and regions where it stays without CP even ofter wiggling, even when I had previously a CP at that same spot. And there are ocations, where there is a CP right from the beginning with the need for wiggling. Changes in the graphs so far are very small and most of it is probably noise. A full scan takes me well over halve an hour and there are four wheels. The Mosler 11 will probably be even more difficult due to the double gears (dial -> drive cam -> friction fence) and perhaps even higher manufacturing quality.
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Post Sat May 23, 2020 5:11 pm

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Hm. In the end it was quite easy. I manage to feel the gate of W1. With that the CP became quite clear. I found the gates then in the order of W2, W3 and W4. 3 hours for a 4-wheel lock is not that bad.
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Post Sat May 23, 2020 7:52 pm

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No, it's not bad at all. I've spent three hours with three wheels locks sometimes...

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Post Sat May 23, 2020 7:58 pm

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That's making good time! Did you find the first gate using the CP, or was the fence riding on the wheel?
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Post Sat May 23, 2020 8:14 pm

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W1 did ride on the wheel with AWL.
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Post Sun May 24, 2020 7:16 am

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That's great Martin! Did you find out what was causing the shifts in cp?
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Post Sun May 24, 2020 8:08 am

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I have locks that shift like that, not so much in an AW rotation, but when reversing directions while running a wheel. This is why I usually take both LCP and RCP as I can see the shift as a shift and not a gate. This works great when there are two CPs, not so well with a friction fence. LOL! That's why I'm so impressed with your manipulation.
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Post Sun May 24, 2020 8:45 am

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Thanks.

3.5 is the middle of the fence and 5 would be near the end of the fence. No idea what happened there.
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