DIYAPASON-L Digest #730 - Sunday, January 19, 2003
Re: [Residence Organs]  Tracker Chassis
  by "wcjharrisville" <>
Aeolian Mixture
  by "Larry Chace" <>
  by "Kelvin Smith" <>

(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] Tracker Chassis From: "wcjharrisville" <> Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 11:30:39 -0500   This is a multi-part message in MIME format.   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0016_01C2BFAE.31B73460 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   Try The Organ Clearing House. I live near one of their storage =3D facilities. They may have some tracker materials from salvaged organs = =3D that may not be reused again. I purchased a nice set of 2 manual =3D keyboards from Alan Laufman before he died. The Organ Clearing House is = =3D on the web. John Bishop now operates the Clearing House. Will ----- Original Message -----=3D20 From: To: ; Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2003 10:10 PM Subject: [Residence Organs] Tracker Chassis     Lists,   A few years ago somebody posted an ad for a tracker organ chassis. I = =3D believe it was a 2 manual chassis with pneumatically actuated coupler =3D assemblies.   Does anyone know where I can find a ragged-out tracker chassis for =3D really cheap? By "ragged out", I mean one which may have several =3D missing backfalls or squares, but has plenty enough action to be able to = =3D "learn" from it. I'd like one with 2 manuals+pedal and include the =3D intermanual coupler as well as manual to pedal couplers intact.   Thanks, Keith=3D20   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0016_01C2BFAE.31B73460 Content-Type: text/html; charset=3D"iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable   <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3D3DContent-Type content=3D3D"text/html; =3D charset=3D3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D3D"MSHTML 6.00.2719.2200" name=3D3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2>Try The Organ Clearing House.&nbsp; I = =3D live near one=3D20 of their storage facilities.&nbsp; They may have some tracker materials = =3D from=3D20 salvaged organs&nbsp; that may not be reused again.&nbsp; I purchased a = =3D nice set=3D20 of 2 manual keyboards from Alan Laufman before he died.&nbsp; The Organ = =3D Clearing=3D20 House is on the web.&nbsp; John Bishop now operates the Clearing =3D House.&nbsp;=3D20 Will</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE=3D20 style=3D3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; =3D BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message ----- </DIV> <DIV=3D20 style=3D3D"BACKGROUND: #e4e4e4; FONT: 10pt arial; font-color: =3D black"><B>From:</B>=3D20 <A href=3D3D""></A> </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>To:</B> <A =3D href=3D3D""></A> ; = <A=3D20 href=3D3D""></A> = =3D </DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Sent:</B> Saturday, January 18, =3D 2003 10:10=3D20 PM</DIV> <DIV style=3D3D"FONT: 10pt arial"><B>Subject:</B> [Residence Organs] =3D Tracker=3D20 Chassis</DIV> <DIV><BR></DIV><FONT face=3D3Darial,helvetica><FONT lang=3D3D0 =3D face=3D3DArial size=3D3D2=3D20 FAMILY=3D3D"SANSSERIF">Lists,<BR><BR>A few years ago somebody posted an = =3D ad for a=3D20 tracker organ chassis.&nbsp; I believe it was a 2 manual chassis = with=3D20 pneumatically actuated coupler assemblies.<BR><BR>Does anyone know =3D where I can=3D20 find a ragged-out tracker chassis for really cheap?&nbsp; By "ragged =3D out", I=3D20 mean one which may have several missing backfalls or squares, but has = =3D plenty=3D20 enough action to be able to "learn" from it.&nbsp; I'd like one with 2 = =3D   manuals+pedal and include the intermanual coupler as well as manual to = =3D pedal=3D20 couplers intact.<BR><BR>Thanks,<BR>Keith</FONT>=3D20 </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>   ------=3D_NextPart_000_0016_01C2BFAE.31B73460--    
(back) Subject: Aeolian Mixture From: "Larry Chace" <> Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 16:50:44 -0500   Bob Taylor mentioned my inquiry about his String Mixture stop on his Aeolian organ. While they did have a standard design for that stop, they also built other mixtures, including "Diapason Mixture" stops (!), and so = I just wondered what sort they might have used on his instrument.   Their standard String Mixture was the 275 pipe version:   8' tenor F# to top, strings, 43 pipes 4' CC to tenor F, capped metal Quintadenas, then strings, 61p 2-2/3' strings, 61p 2' strings, 61p 1-3/5' CC to next to top C, strings, 49p   The "strings" seemed to be Aeolines, VdOs, or Dulcianas, "depending". There were no breaks. The one I have (from about 1915 or so) has an Aeoline for the 8' and Dulcianas for the rest.   I've played a bit with the pipes from middle C, and they really do merge into an interesting, mildly-reedy, sound. It is also fun to add and subtract the twelfth and tierce; too bad you can't do that when it is playing on an original Aeolian chest. If I were to use mine, building a new chest for it, I'd be tempted to try including a slider (!) to let me silence the tierce. Maybe.   Sad to say, many of the smaller pipes were designed to be cone-tuned, and in this case seem to have been "pinch tuned" or maybe "hammer tuned". = They are in quite poor condition. Still, it was difficult (impossible!) to resist including them when I bought a few other Aeolian ranks a few years ago.   Larry Chace      
(back) Subject: Zimbelstern From: "Kelvin Smith" <> Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 21:39:50 -0700   Hi all,   Every once in a while I make some progress on my organ and then I have to tell someone about it. I bought a used Zimbelstern a while ago and I got = it hooked up on Friday night. It came a couple weeks ago and I had to order a relay for it because it uses 110 AC. While I was waiting I got the Zimbelstern mounted above high up above the swell shades. Then I wired an outlet switched by the relay, and reprogrammed the organ so it knew where it was on the output boards. I already had a toe stud which was designated for that purpose.   I have done more work on my choir division, but it's ambiguous whether = it's progress or regression. I have the old pitman windchest torn out and all its pipes are packed in pipe trays. Before I can start building the new chest, I had to take care of the bottom of the 16' tuba which is going to be on the other side of the walk board. So I moved in an extra windchest which I decided ought to be suitable and I have 8 of it's 15 pipes racked now. Before I rack the other seven, I am going to have to solder low D which is broken in the middle. I haven't ever soldered a pipe before, so that will be interesting. I recently bought a soldering iron from Organ Supply, along with other supplies that go with it.   Another thing I have to take care of is a set of choir shades behind the tubas. I have two sets of shades for the choir because it is such a long chamber. I never hooked up this set, so I ordered a peterson swell shade controller and it is all in place and connected to the organ, and programmed, but I haven't connected the shades to the moter. I have to = make a rod and all the little curved pieces to connect to the shades and figure out how to attach the rod to the motor. Since I have to climb up a ladder to reach all that, it will be hard to do after the new chest is in place. (Or at least the pipes.)   That's what I'm up to these days. (In my spare time).   Kelvin