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    Default February 2011 Entry: Perpetual Stair

    I'm coming into this one pretty late, so I don't know if I'll time to finish. I only have a few pieces in place so far, but the idea is that it's a spiral staircase that slowly turns while the party descends--like walking down the up escalator. There will also be a couple of extra surprises at the bottom.

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    Oooh, now that's an interesting idea. Like to see this develop.

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    As it turns out, I had a little more free time today than I thought.

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    Unless you've got a way to recycle the top stairs back the bottom, it's still a fixed number of steps down no matter how fast you spin it. An escalator is a continuous belt of stairs - you never run out of stairs when going the wrong way. Otherwise it looks like an interesting idea.

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    What waldronate said, but I still think it looks absolutely stunning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldronate View Post
    Unless you've got a way to recycle the top stairs back the bottom, it's still a fixed number of steps down no matter how fast you spin it. An escalator is a continuous belt of stairs - you never run out of stairs when going the wrong way. Otherwise it looks like an interesting idea.
    You're right that it wouldn't really work. I really just wanted to do a Wyle E. Coyote style blueprint with a bunch of gears.

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    The other option would be to have the stairs act like a folding fan, and tuck into a single vertical stack rather than a nice and useful spiral stair.

    You know, half way down a flight of stairs, and suddenly the stairs all draw back and you have a 100 foot drop into an open pit?

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    And then you get that top down view of Wylie with the puff of smoke at the end!!! It would be a nice touch to have ACME in there somewhere

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