DIYAPASON-L Digest #474 - Thursday, December 27, 2001
re; weights for reservoir
  by "Caroline Kehne" <>
Settings Trems
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <>
Re: [Residence Organs]  re; weights for reservoir
  by "The Schneider Family" <>
Progress at last!
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <>

(back) Subject: re; weights for reservoir From: "Caroline Kehne" <> Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 08:12:02 -0500   Just a digression about weights; I salvaged a large reservoir from a tubular pneumatic Tellers which was being 'toasterized' (all the pipes had been dumpstered before I found out about it). The weights being used were pieces of headstones from the graveyard; so much for 'resting in peace'...          
(back) Subject: Settings Trems From: "Robert W. Taylor" <> Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 09:16:23 -0600   With all the recent discussion about the use of weights and springs to properly set regulators, a logical extension of that would open a new discussion on settings tremolos.   Each style of organ must have the proper depth and speed of the tremolo. What are some of the guide lines used in setting the trems?   When I visit the 5/80 Sanfilippo installation, I always enjoy a trip to = the regulator room while the instrument is playing. There, some fifty different tremolos are merrily bouncing away, at myriad combinations. = Each trem has been carefully set for the rank it controls. But in the non theatre installations that many of us have, the trem is for a whole division.   Does anyone care to share their thoughts on this subject?   Bob Taylor      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] re; weights for reservoir From: "The Schneider Family" <> Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 10:34:11 -0600   Caroline Kehne wrote:   > The weights being used were pieces of headstones from the graveyard; >so much for 'resting in peace'...   Only if they buried the person in the headstone, I'd think!   Faithfully,   Richard Schneider, PRES/CEO SCHNEIDER PIPE ORGANS, Inc. Pipe Organ Builders 41-43 Johnston St./P.O. Box 137 Kenney, IL 61749-0137 (217) 944-2454 VOX (217) 944-2527 FAX HOME EMAIL SHOP EMAIL WEB PAGE URL  
(back) Subject: Progress at last! From: "Robert W. Taylor" <> Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2001 15:36:25 -0600   After thinking I would move into my new music room in November of 2000, (yes, that was thirteen months ago), today, with the help of two sons home for the holidays, I started clearing out the garage and other storage areas. This initial move was limited to items that I will start rebuilding during the winter months.   Taking advantage of the free help, dry weather and no mud in the construction site, I moved all unit chests and the primaries from the great/choir, swell and echo. Also making the move was the concertola jack box, 4 rank echo, 2 rank pedal string, and pedal bourdon chests.   My game plan is to rewire everything, and to install diodes as I rewire. = I also plan on new gaskets and valves on everything. I have adopted the wiring scheme suggested to me, and to the list, by Dave McClellan and also Curt Mangle. Those schemes use Telco 50 pin connectors. I'm still uncertain about the connectors that I will use on the stop action = primaries as they have no more than fourteen magnets on any one board.   The bottom line to this report is that Aeolian Opus 1280 is slowly coming out of storage and I have a new workshop (in the basement of the new music room) with space to work on this organ in earnest. Let the snow begin, = I'm ready!   Bob Taylor