I picked up all the brass parts that had been cut from my Pegasus drawings on Friday. As they had been cut from Arac? 1mm brass they were quite heavy and I was worried that the whole brass horse would be too heavy for the crank to lift it.

I made up the base , fitted all the parts of Pegasus together, fitted Pegasus to the base and joined up all the connecting wires.

As soon as I connected the wings I realised that because of the way they were set up they were actualy lifting the rest of Pegasus, in effect making it lighter.   (see drawing).

This is what is known as a happy accident. I am trying to keep the end price of this automaton at less than £100.00.