V1a - corrected the "catch" in the cycle - cleared the keyframe at the end of the animated symbol layer - it was saving old data:
V2 - continuing with additional layers:
V3 - nearly 6 seconds now....the suspense is killing me!
V4 - 8 seconds, my my...may get this done by Christmas...
V5 - up to 10 seconds, getting ready for the next two basic actions
Update 6 - Adjusting colors, continuing -- this is taking FOREVER