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 Post subject: Domino mechansim
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2002 4:42 am 
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how do i tell what mechanism my dominos have?
they turn very smoothly, and i have heard that one of the mechanisms wasnt smooth at all. they are an off white, and black.


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 Post subject: Domino mechanism
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2002 4:42 am 
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I heard that the difference between the two dominoe designs were not smoothness, but rather the structural strength. Other than trying to dissassemble them and probably breaking them, I would suggest using an Xray machine. You know, Tyler, if you were to let me have one (yeah, right), I could Xray it and take pictures of it on the Xray machine we have in our materials lab at work.

Doug.


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 Post subject: Mechanism
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2002 4:50 am 
Most likely, the Domino you have has the mechanism with the spindles (as opposed to the tongue & groove). From your description it sounds like you've got one of the originals. I think the original Dominos were made with the spindle, and later knock-offs used the tongue & groove. Either mechanism will work very nicely if it's made well enough. Unfortunately, the originals were made too tight (very difficult to turn) and the knock-offs were low quality and didn't turn well either.


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 Post subject: How to open a Domino
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2002 12:19 pm 
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You can lift the white center cap. There is a screw, turn it and you can disassemble the Domino. The spindle mechanisme I think was only used on the blindmans Domino. All teh Polytoys Domino has the grove mechanisme.


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