Old fashioned marble game - plans

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Forum topic by woodPacker posted 12-25-2012 01:44 AM 11698 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-25-2012 01:44 AM

Good afternoon & Seasons Greetings to all. This is my first attempt to communicate via the Lunberjocks forum, so would appreciate your patience. I am looking for plans for an ‘old fashioned marble game’ that my wife promised my grandson I would build for Christmas; our celebration is yet 5 days away. The design that I am looking for has 2 upright channels, connected by 4+ sloped horizontal channels, which empty into a box at the bottom. Drop the marble in the top channel and it zig-zags to the bottom. I know that this is very a very basic project, but I would appreciate some dimensions, sketch, etc. Thanks in advance for any response….

-- Bob

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#1 posted 12-25-2012 02:12 AM

go here

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#2 posted 12-25-2012 02:15 AM

I think Norm Abram made a marble drop like this I looked but I dont have the plan but you could check his website at and look for the plans good luck and welcome to lumberjocks

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#3 posted 12-25-2012 02:53 PM

Welcome Aboard Bob, Merry Christmas. Here are a few links I found online regarding the idea I believe you are looking for.

Norms Marble Run Plans

There doe not seem to be a lot of plans but these give you some dimensions and maybe a starting point.
Good Luck with it an look forward to seeing it posted here.


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#4 posted 12-25-2012 04:58 PM

WOW Clieb that’s a ton of information. I never knew that there were that many variations to the old ‘marble chase’.
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