Well this is my first post. This week I've been busy working on this web site trying to get it up and running. Next is a Facebook page. Besides the computer work I've been trying to finish up my Sweet Adeline automaton. Basically the same idea as the Barbershoppers but with the addition of a music box.. Below you can see the progress.
I'm not that crazy about the helmet hair but I hope that when they are painted and maybe a bow or 2 they might look a bit more attractive.
Here's a look from behind. The music box is connected to the smaller 10 tooth gear that drives the larger 20 tooth gear. This is the first time I made 2 gears that mesh at right angles. It worked well. You can see the cam "hills" that will drive the push rods to activate the mouths. The music box plays, "You are my sunshine."