First, I want to thank you for the kind prior post. I am redoing an older illustration. I will answer your "floating causeway barges" & barges jumping over walls" :) ... which never happens.
These files are large, and therefore become difficult to work with. Corpuscles, your intelligent. I want you ponder why counterweights do not work, other than to offset another object, of the same weight. It cannot be used to repeatable move stones in a upward trajectory, "efficiently".
The Counterweight Houdin proposes, each time in his cycle, needs to be pulled back up to the top. It takes a certain amount of men and energy to do this. For his Counterweight(s) system to be effective, it must be heavier than the stone he is planning to pull to the top. Let's say he did this. Success, we did it...
Now what? OK men, you need to pull our Counterweight back to the top again... Do you see the dilemma? He is pulling his Counterweight, which even weighs more than the stone, back up to reset his operation. Well, if he can do that, then instead of pulling the counterweight back up, just pull another stone up instead. That stone would weigh even less, and you could avoid the Houdin Counter Weight System, all together. Additionally, it would be quicker, as pulling the Counterweight takes time, with each repetitive cycle.
Counterweights do not provide you free energy. Houlding additionally proposed another Counterweight Hole / System bring stones up from the Harbor/Quarries, over by Khafre's Pyramid. Houdin is an Architect ?, who fails to understand fundamental laws of Physics, ie Newton. Counterweights do not provide you free energy. Do you understand now? Please tell me different, as many people fundamentally do not understand Counterweights, and what can be achieved by their usage.
How to use a Counterweight appropriately, as a mechanism to create equilibrium. In the illustration below, the counterweight (granite) = the (wood) platform lifting the skid. It plays no direct part in lifting the stones.
These wooden tracks consume to much wood. It's an old file. I will modify it when able.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08-Apr-20 02:16 by Steve Clayton.