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Project by jelleknikkers posted 613 days ago 3488 views 13 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have constructed a Christmas Marble Machine, it has 5 unique paths and lots of bells and gongs producing jingle bells like sound. I used a elevator from a Spacerail Ball Coaster set to bring the marbles up to the top.
This marble machine can be reused and expanded in the future.

Paths:

- Double race track with tipover
- Pinball Xmas Tree with gong
- Vortex and Jingle Bells slalom
- Ski Jump with gong
- Slalom Xmas Tree with Cochlea spiral track

Specs / Features:

- Spiral elevator from a Spacerail set with adjustable speed and push button
- LED lighting
- Dimensions: 104 cm wide X 34 cm deep X 54 cm High
- Building time: 84 hours
- Number of marbles: 30 (12 mm, 1/2 inch)

On my site are more photos from this project and other Marble Runs.

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-- My unique hobby http://www.marblerun.org





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MasterSergeant

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#1 posted 613 days ago

Thanks for the smile you gave me watching your video! Awesome build!!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Sandra

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#2 posted 613 days ago

Wow, this is really neat. It’s the first one I’ve looked at on this site.
The many hours paid off – I showed the video to my kids and they said ‘wow, can you make that?’ Uh, no.

Great job

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Johannes Poehlmann

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#3 posted 613 days ago

Very nice!

-- Johannes, Nuremberg Germany, http://www.smartwoodworking.net

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 613 days ago

Very cute

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 613 days ago

very cool.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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love2cad

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#6 posted 613 days ago

That is amazing.. I LOVE marble machines.

-- Bobby

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Surfside

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#7 posted 613 days ago

That’s very cool.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Hawaiilad

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#8 posted 613 days ago

It shows you have put in many hours making this….it’s just wonderful

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Brandon

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#9 posted 613 days ago

Love it. It’s absolutely fantastic. The sound it makes reminds me of the cash register sounds at the beginning of Pink Floyd’s “Money.”

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Doe

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#10 posted 613 days ago

I could spend hours watching your amazing creations. I’ve always wanted to make one but it would never be as creative as yours. Thank you.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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rkevins

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#11 posted 613 days ago

I love ti, I am building a madbl machine but nothina as amazeing as yours

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BentheViking

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#12 posted 613 days ago

i can’t hardly comprehend this

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 613 days ago

Cool job amazing

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MarkTheFiddler

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#14 posted 613 days ago

That is fantastic. The video is awesome.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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jelleknikkers

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#15 posted 612 days ago

Thanks for the comments!
You can also share it with your friends.

-- My unique hobby http://www.marblerun.org

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