DIYAPASON-L Digest #989 - Thursday, April 29, 2004
 
I'll break the silence
  by "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  I'll break the silence
  by "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com>
Your wiring
  by "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net>
Re: [Residence Organs]  I'll break the silence
  by "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu>
RE: [Residence Organs]  I'll break the silence
  by "Frank Vanaman" <fvanaman@speakeasy.org>
Re: [Residence Organs]  I'll break the silence
  by "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com>
another posting from Pipeorg about organ in Boston
  by "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com>
 

(back) Subject: I'll break the silence From: "Robert W. Taylor" <rtaylor@socket.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 20:57:24 -0500   I know it's spring and time to work in the yard, but really what have you guys been doing? No postings in some time.   I've been wiring like crazy. My two student helpers have finals next = week, and after that, I'm on my own. They'll be soldering to the end, though. The students are wiring the switches and relays.   The 19 punch down blocks will be finished tomorrow. That sure is a neat way to do a junction board. I sawed the blocks and combined them to give the 61 posts. About a third of the blocks have six rows, and the rest have four. This allows a junction for the old relay, coupler switches, stop switches, the new MIDI interface, and the old remote ten roll concertola roll player.   If anyone cares, I calculate that my total wire replacement now exceeds 25 miles. The end of this task is near!   Cheers     Bob Taylor      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] I'll break the silence From: "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 20:38:10 -0600   Hi Bob and everyone,   About a week ago I built windchest supports for my choir windchest. I am building it in place in the choir chamber. It has been leaning against the wall for months, and I didn't dare lay it down on the rough floor to work on the top side of it. So now the chest is sitting in its place and I did work on planing it it off to to get ready to glue the plywood on the top. Since then I haven't been up there much, although I've worked hard on breaking in my 16' tuba.   That's not much progress, but it's better than none.   Is anyone going to get this free 3 manual organ from Boston? I have been tempted, but I already have too many pipes and too little time.   Good luck to everyone.   Kelvin   >I know it's spring and time to work in the yard, but really what have you >guys been doing? No postings in some time.      
(back) Subject: Your wiring From: "Keith Zimmerman" <kwzimmerman@alltel.net> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 22:49:26 -0400   Bob,   I'd like to see a digital photo of your wiring and relay panel.   Thanks, Keith    
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] I'll break the silence From: "rnewman" <rnewman@shop.rutgers.edu> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:05:57 -0400   i guess i missed something... free organ in boston?   -randy   On Thursday, April 29, 2004, at 10:38 PM, Kelvin Smith wrote:   > Hi Bob and everyone, > > About a week ago I built windchest supports for my choir windchest. I > am > building it in place in the choir chamber. It has been leaning against > the > wall for months, and I didn't dare lay it down on the rough floor to > work > on the top side of it. So now the chest is sitting in its place and I > did > work on planing it it off to to get ready to glue the plywood on the > top. > Since then I haven't been up there much, although I've worked hard on > breaking in my 16' tuba. > > That's not much progress, but it's better than none. > > Is anyone going to get this free 3 manual organ from Boston? I have > been > tempted, but I already have too many pipes and too little time. > > Good luck to everyone. > > Kelvin > >> I know it's spring and time to work in the yard, but really what have >> you >> guys been doing? No postings in some time. > > > DIYAPASON-L: a Discussion list for owners and builders of their own > Residence Pipe Organs. > HOMEPAGE : http://www.diyapason.pipechat.org > List: mailto:DIYAPASON-L@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:owner-DIYAPASON@pipechat.org > >    
(back) Subject: RE: [Residence Organs] I'll break the silence From: "Frank Vanaman" <fvanaman@speakeasy.org> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 23:11:17 -0400   Hi all--   >I know it's spring and time to work in the yard, but really what have you >guys been doing?   Getting up early. Going to work. Coming home. Eating dinner. Going to bed. Getting up early...and so on and so on. The past couple months have been pretty unpleasant work-wise for me.   I should be putting up swell shade actions and moving the harp into the chamber in the fairly near future though...   Frank-in-Baltimore      
(back) Subject: Re: [Residence Organs] I'll break the silence From: "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 21:35:15 -0600   >i guess i missed something... free organ in boston?   This was posted on PipeOrg this morning:   Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2004 21:58:43 -0400 From: Charlie Jack <Charlie@jack.net> Subject: Pipe Organ looking for a new home X-Posted   The following pipe organ is looking for a new home. It is in a church that has been purchased by a developer who will convert it to condominiums. The organ has to go. He had listed it through the Organ Clearing House at $16,000.00 but had no serious takers at that price. He is now offering the instrument for free providing the taker remove it from the church.   Builder: Roy Carlson (Boston) circa 1902 rebuilt circa 1960.   Action: EP, Three manuals and pedal in detached console. I believe the chests are Pittman with direct electric offsets but don't hold me to it.   Approximate size: 30' W x 20' high by 7' deep. Has non playing facade pipes.   Swell: 8' Gedeckt 8' Gamba 8' Gamba Celeste 4' Prestant III Scharff 16' Fagot 8' Trumpet 4' Hautbois (ext 16') Tremulant 16' Swell to Swell Swell unison off 4' Swell to Swell   Great: 8' Principal 8' Bourdon 4' Octave 2 2/3' Twelfth 2' Fifteenth III Fourniture Tremulant Chimes 16' Great to Great Great unison off 4' Great to Great 16' Swell to Great (other couplers not recorded)   Choir: 8' Viole de Gambe 8' Dolcan 8' Rohrflote (No 13-61 open wood) 2' 2/3 Nazard 2' Piccolo 1 3/5' Tierce Tremulant 16' Choir to Choir Choir Unison Off 4' Choir to Choir 16' Swell to Choir (other couplers not recorded)   Pedal: 32' Resultant 16' Principal 16' Bourdon 16' Lieblich Bourdon (ext. Swell) 8' Octave (ext) 8' Flute (ext) 4' Choral Bass (ext) 2' Principal (ext) 16' Fagot (Swell) Chimes 8' Swell to Pedal 4' Swell to Pedal 8' Great to Pedal 8' Choir to Pedal   The organ seems to be in decent shape and when we visited was playable although it had a few ciphers of couple of which cleared when we cleaned out some dirt and reseated the offending pipe.   I am merely an intermediary here but would be happy to see the instrument find a new home rather than turn into scrap wood and metal. The late Berj Zamkochian played it some years ago for a friend's wedding and stated that it was a fine instrument.   If interested please contact me and I will answer what questions I can and put put you in touch with the developer who can arrange an inspection.   Charlie Jack Charlie@Jack.NET or GomidasOrgan@Comcast.NET (508)-254-5925   -- Charlie Jack Charlie@Jack.NET        
(back) Subject: another posting from Pipeorg about organ in Boston From: "Kelvin Smith" <KelvinSmith@UntraveledRoad.com> Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 21:39:20 -0600   Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 18:13:04 -0400 From: Charlie Jack <Charlie@jack.net> Subject: Pipe Organ looking for a new home update X-Posted   It seems I left out a few details about the organ that's looking for a new home.   The organ is in a church in Watertown, Massachusetts just east of Boston. It's located at the intersection of Mt. Auburn Ave and Common Street.   The developer would like to have the organ out of the church by the first of July.   The organ is installed in a balcony over the altar area. Whomever removes it will have to deal with getting it down from that balcony. The easiest way to get the chests out of the balcony is over the side however you will almost certainly need the services of a rigger to get the large chests out. I didn't check the blower other than to note that it's in the basement and will need serious lifting capacity to remove.   The developer has expressed a desire to see the organ relocated intact rather than have it scattered or worse broken up for scrap. Anyone who can assure him of that is most likely to be the one to get it.   I have already had several persons express interest so if you wish to pursue this please contact me ASAP. I will pass on the contact information of serious parties next week.   Charlie Jack Charlie@Jack.NET or GomidasOrgan@Comcast.NET (508)-254-5925     Charlie Jack Charlie@Jack.NET