DIYAPASON-L Digest #578 - Sunday, May 26, 2002
 
console wiring
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
P.S.  Anyone need a console??
  by "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com>
 

(back) Subject: console wiring From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 13:32:56 -0700 (PDT)   --- Residence Organ List <DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org> wrote: > Subject: Re: Console Wiring > From: "Drew Taylor" <drewt@loritsu.com> > Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 12:14:31 -0400 > This way I won't have to hunt down any relays, by the way > what does a relay really do? Is it just a simple remote switch = multiplied by the number of notes > to increase the current handling capacity of the contacts, like a = regular relay?   Normally in older style relays in organs it is exactly the simple system = described above, perhaps the remotely located relay was invented to keep console size down - it = certainly prevents one hearing all that clicking in electric-magnetic relays. I had a house organ = where the great had six coupler switches and the swell had 3. I reversed the order of manuals and = made the great manual II and used a small relay to increase the number of stops, and the secondary = manual (now I) had the minimal 6 stops. In a small unit organ it works fine. I have to agree that = rewiring old consoles is a horrible pain, and I have recently almost completely rewired a Klann = console and replaced all the stop-keys (before I new we would get a new console!) and not only was = the switch wiring messy the plastic parts of the combination action are not reliable in that you = cannot hold-set a number of stops because they slip before the tripper sets.   If anybody wants a used relay (Resiner, D/E, 5 straight stos, a unit = 16-8-4-2, and 25 note chimes) in good condition (needs rewiring of course) I have one to give away, but = you must come and pick it up in Redwood City, CA.   Randy Terry   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com  
(back) Subject: P.S. Anyone need a console?? From: "Randy Terry" <randyterryus@yahoo.com> Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 13:45:10 -0700 (PDT)   In addition to the relay, Sometime during July I will have available the = previously mentioned 1972 Klann console. Everything works except the combination action is difficult = to set - It does work though - maybe a little super glue would help!   The console is blond oak, with bench/blocks, and manual and pedal lights. = There are a number of spare parts I ordered from Klann, and the stop keys are all new. If = someone had them re-engraved on the back side locally it would be cheaper.   There are 13 pedal stops (15 switches) and 14 swell stops (15 switches) = and 15 great stops & switches. C/A has 7 gens (duplicated) and 4 each gt & swell, and 3 pedal = toe studs. There is a swell and crescendo pedal and a cymbelstern reversible. Also will have 2 = Durst rectifiers. All the switching is in the console - no relay needed.   Located in a gallery so lots of help needed to get down, or a cherry = picker, which I used to get the Skinner console up there. I am not expecting to make money here, but = the church vestry thinks it is worth something, so if you can make a donation they would feel = better. I realize that getting it down may be payment enough!   If anyone is interested, let me know. You pick up - we will help.   Randy Terry   =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D Randy Terry, Director of Music & Organist Mona Dena, Choir Director The Episcopal Church of St. Peter 178 Clinton Street Redwood City, California www.stpetersrwc.org   __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! - Official partner of 2002 FIFA World Cup http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com