Is anybody else here & still alive, who knows the movie DARK STAR produced by John Carpenter? I guess the low lower lowest budged movie ever!
But unfortunatly also a mega flop in US. Many People in EU love this movie & I still have a look at my copy from time to time.
Part of the Story: - Commander Powell has not survived the long journey in outer space - but the crew is still able still get in contact with him - because his brain is sort of deep freezed somewhere in the deep cellars of the space ship...
So exactly the fact, that we always need to ask our good uncle HENK for advice, when nothing else would help, reminds me everytime to this movie!
It's such a crazy thing, that he seems to be still among us (...and hopefully will last for ever...) just phenomenal! (...hint hint hint...)
IVE...back to your question... Please read the advices from dear uncle HENK carefully! You will find out, that this gear - ok lets call it "hammer gear" was a failed construction!
This is the reason, that you may find 1000 YONEZAWA SPACE EXPLORER with that damaged hammer gear - but it would be nearly impossible to find one rotten Space Explorer with that gear in perfect shape. So the best thing would be to built a correct working gear. But it would be much easier to use the "russian technic" HENK did at that time. Have a Close look to that picture... He simply doubled the tin material ( just by soldering? another piece of tin on it...) and he cuts new teeth with a metal file. Good Luck!
I think Davids idea is a great one also. The thing is to make up stage set pieces that look like the roof has a hole in it and moss is growing and maybe a fake waker fall with tricking water like it leaking threw the mud walls. it could be mocked up as a very nice display shelf or compleat room and make for a very cool and different robot display!
JOHN... ...its always great to know; as an alphadromer - YOU NEVER WALK ALONE!