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Small World Clock: how does it work?

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  • Small World Clock: how does it work?

    All right, so we've got the Small world clock just chillin' up there, and somehow every 15 minutes it pulls off the clock sequence featuring animation and music performing together.
    My question is: what sort of automation system is in place here that makes it work? Does one system tie together audio and animation, or is it two separate but coordinated systems?

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    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

    In the 15 Minutes of Down time, the time is switched around inside the Clock Tower by Gears. When the Dolls go on their processional, they always end up right back in front of the door where they started. All of this is on a timer.
    Friend walks into line of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh-
    "Come on, Let's go see Country Bear- .......Oh."
    -August 1st 2010

    And this elevator traverls directly to The Twilight Zone The Gift Shop!
    -August 2nd 2010

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    • #3
      Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

      It's merely a giant coo-koo clock. Made since the 18th Century. Don't think anything extremely complicated is involved.

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      • #4
        Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

        Small woodland creatures on a treadmill.
        Please visit my Big Thunder/Disney Inspired Model Railroad


        Dream big. Do what you love.

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        • #5
          Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

          On a related note - is it true that the "tick tock" sound of the clock face is produced 'live' by a mechanical hammer hitting two different sounding blocks, and a microphone to pick up the sound? I could have sworn I read that somewhere.

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          • #6
            Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

            Originally posted by BigThunder View Post
            Small woodland creatures on a treadmill.

            Now THAT I believe!

            Come on, you know the Princesses can get their furry woodland creature friends to do anything...
            My mind won't rest
            and I don't sleep
            Not even in my dreams...
            -"If You Ever Did Believe"
            written by Stevie Nicks

            Chasen Matthew Pacheco
            1985-2005

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            • #7
              Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

              Originally posted by 2DieFR View Post
              On a related note - is it true that the "tick tock" sound of the clock face is produced 'live' by a mechanical hammer hitting two different sounding blocks, and a microphone to pick up the sound? I could have sworn I read that somewhere.
              Yes, that is true!
              Friend walks into line of The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh-
              "Come on, Let's go see Country Bear- .......Oh."
              -August 1st 2010

              And this elevator traverls directly to The Twilight Zone The Gift Shop!
              -August 2nd 2010

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              • #8
                Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

                How is the device that switches the numbers representing the hours designed?

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                • #9
                  Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

                  I never knew the tick-tock was live!!! The things I learn from Micechat :bow:
                  The daydream princess

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                  • #10
                    Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

                    Powered by the hearts of the children of the world.

                    Or magic.

                    Or crack.

                    Possible all of the above.
                    I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out. - Bill Hicks

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                    • #11
                      Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

                      It's powered by the seven midgets, or as Disney calls them, dwarves.
                      sigpic

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                      • #12
                        Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

                        I thought it was operated by small children from around the world.
                        How much do we have to pay to get MiceChat Old?
                        :monkey: :monkey:

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                        • #13
                          Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

                          When the big hand is on the 12 and the little hand is on the 1 it is LOVE O'CLOCK!

                          Sorry, I've just gone wrong now...
                          I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out. - Bill Hicks

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                            Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

                            Originally posted by PEZZ Lightyear View Post
                            I thought it was operated by small children from around the world.
                            when the lost kids get to old to play the part of the kids of the world.. they get sent to make power for some stuff.. when they become 16 they become cast members who do backstage work...

                            seems they have been getting less lost kids..
                            (Too soon?)

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                              Re: Small World Clock: how does it work?

                              Originally posted by 2DieFR View Post
                              On a related note - is it true that the "tick tock" sound of the clock face is produced 'live' by a mechanical hammer hitting two different sounding blocks, and a microphone to pick up the sound? I could have sworn I read that somewhere.
                              It USED to be. During a tour, an exec uttered an unsavory word about how .... cool the device was. About then, they realized they should change it to a recording.

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