DIYAPASON-L Digest #698 - Thursday, December 5, 2002
 
Re: Fan Off
  by <Jess4203@aol.com>
The High Desert Touring Classical Organ
  by "Bob Richardson" <bob@peak.org>
Re: [Residence Organs]  The High Desert Touring Classical Organ
  by "Tom Dimock" <tad1@cornell.edu>
Stuck Orgoblo and MIDI
  by "Richard Moyer" <richardmoyer@hotmail.com>
 

(back) Subject: Re: Fan Off From: <Jess4203@aol.com> Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 00:41:16 EST     --part1_146.4364127.2b2040fc_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   Hi Keith:   I was a bit too punchy yesterday to recall that your description fits =   how I got the fan off my Spencer several months ago. Except that I used a =   viselock on the shaft to keep it from turning and padded the jaws with a cloth, not totally successfully, I might add. I will try to clean off the =   burrs I made with emory cloth (one needs to use that to get as much rust = off the shaft as possible, anyway) before reinstalling the fans. I believe an =   earlier post warned not to grab the fans the wrong way and pull at the = rim, as they are easy to deform. The method you and I used, just going around = and around, keeps one from pulling on the fans and bending them, so I'm = guessing your fans are fine.   Someone on this list who keeps a low profile but loves old Spencers = (you know who you are!) advised me to clean as much rust as I could off the = fans with wire brushes (I also plan to use Naval jelly (oxalic acid) after the brushes) and give them a coat of Rustoleum primer before reassembly.   While you are at the motor, make sure you check to see if it would be = a good idea to replace the bearings. If you hear a "roaring" noise when you =   turn the shaft, it would be a good idea. A machinist type could tell by listening, they know what "roaring" means if you don't. Maybe some of the =   mentors here could comment on this, I think I'm stating it correctly, but would like some confirmation.   Maybe your post will get me motivated to get on a parallel track, my motor needs to come off and get disassembled, it does seem to need new bearings. It's been sitting here waiting patiently for me for six months = or so . . . must be getting tired of being so dusty . . . .   Keep at it, Roy Kersey   --part1_146.4364127.2b2040fc_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit   <HTML><FONT FACE=3Darial,helvetica><FONT SIZE=3D2>Hi Keith: <BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I was a bit too punchy yesterday to recall = that your description fits how I got the fan off my Spencer several months = ago. &nbsp;Except that I used a viselock on the shaft to keep it from = turning and padded the jaws with a cloth, not totally successfully, I = might add. &nbsp;I will try to clean off the burrs I made with emory cloth = (one needs to use that to get as much rust off the shaft as possible, = anyway) before reinstalling the fans. &nbsp;I believe an earlier post = warned not to grab the fans the wrong way and pull at the rim, as they are = easy to deform. &nbsp;The method you and I used, just going around and = around, keeps one from pulling on the fans and bending them, so I'm = guessing your fans are fine. <BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Someone on this list who keeps a low profile = but loves old Spencers (you know who you are!) advised me to clean as much = rust as I could off the fans with wire brushes (I also plan to use Naval = jelly (oxalic acid) after the brushes) and give them a coat of Rustoleum = primer before reassembly. <BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;While you are at the motor, make sure you = check to see if it would be a good idea to replace the bearings. &nbsp;If = you hear a "roaring" noise when you turn the shaft, it would be a good = idea. &nbsp;A machinist type could tell by listening, they know what = "roaring" means if you don't. &nbsp;Maybe some of the mentors here could = comment on this, I think I'm stating it correctly, but would like some = confirmation. <BR> <BR> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Maybe your post will get me motivated to get = on a parallel track, my motor needs to come off and get disassembled, it = does seem to need new bearings. &nbsp;It's been sitting here waiting = patiently for me for six months or so . . . must be getting tired of being = so dusty . . . . <BR> <BR>Keep at it, <BR>Roy Kersey</FONT></HTML>   --part1_146.4364127.2b2040fc_boundary--  
(back) Subject: The High Desert Touring Classical Organ From: "Bob Richardson" <bob@peak.org> Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 01:04:50 -0800   Hi All -   Some of you may remember me prattling on about my organ project last = summer - to create a touring instrument capable of visiting the desert for an outdoor concert.   Well, I've finally produced a web page chronicling the results. It's at:   http://www.bobrichardson.com/desert_organ_1.html   I invite you to check it out and let me know what you think.   Best wishes, Bob Richardson    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] The High Desert Touring Classical Organ From: "Tom Dimock" <tad1@cornell.edu> Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 09:25:01 -0500   At 01:04 AM 12/5/2002 -0800, Bob wrote: >Well, I've finally produced a web page chronicling the results. It's at: > >http://www.bobrichardson.com/desert_organ_1.html     And on that site says:   >A Touring Organ? > >Why not? There have been successful touring organs before. The great >organist-performer Virgil Fox toured world-wide with a specially >constructed Rodgers electronic classical organ, and later with a large >Allen organ. > >There have been small, automated carousel-style organs known as "band >organs" which travelled on carts and wagons. I have even heard of a >touring Wicks pipe organ carried by 18-wheeler which could be set up and >playing in a few hours.   There were other full sized barnstorming pipe organs early in the century. =   Reginald Foort had a huge Moller organ, and C. Sharpe-Minor (yes, his real =   name!) toured with a portable Link Pipe Organ. This organ still exists, albeit in dreadful condition, in the State Theatre in Ithaca, New York. The theatre is currently undergoing restoration, and a restoration of the organ is slated to begin in a couple of years.   As an aside, two Edison recordings of C. Sharpe-Monor are known to exist - =   <http://homepages.bw.edu/~rdensmor/EdisonOrganRecords/> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------= - Tom Dimock ---- Cornell University ---- tad1@cornell.edu "There go my people. I must follow them, for I am their leader." M. = Gandhi    
(back) Subject: Stuck Orgoblo and MIDI From: "Richard Moyer" <richardmoyer@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 12:27:44 -0600   Hi Folks,   I'm in the early steps of adding a few pipe ranks to my Allen MDS-36.   Right now, I'm restoring a two-impeller Orgoblo and have been using Phil Underwood's excellent guide http://atos.stirlingprop.com/kbase/century/ to =   this, but have run into a couple of puzzles. First, although removing the brush end of the motor was easy, I haven't been able to remove the other = end that has the starter weights. There don't appear to be any set screws, or anything holding the shaft in the bushings, but it won't budge. Second, on =   that same end, especially upon shutoff, oil wicks up along the shaft and dribbles down the outside of the oil cup. Any suggestions for removing = the end and stopping the leak?   Also, what does anyone recommend for a board or product that converts MIDI-out to provide power for electro-mechanical valves? Any recommendations for the valves themselves?   Thanks! Richard Moyer         _________________________________________________________________ Help STOP SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE* http://join.msn.com/?page=3Dfeatures/junkmail