PipeChat Digest #517 - Saturday, September 12, 1998
Style D Blues
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
IRC Chat tonight
  by "Administrator" <admin@pipechat.org>
Re: Bethany #2
  by "Jim H" <BALD1@prodigy.net>
ACCH Pipe Organ - Myths & Realities
  by <david@blackiris.com>

(back) Subject: Style D Blues From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 12:20:50 -0500   "Why am doing this?" I've been asking myself this for the last hour as I struggle to screw in six screws on the flange on the bottom side of the Vox Humana regulator. Maybe because the only way to accomplish is by very uncomfortably lying on my belly on top of the regulator with a collapsed cardboard box between me and the protruding valve bolts. Not only can I not see what I'm doing, but I have to turn the driver in the opposite than normal direction since everything is upside down. "Its' worth it." I tell myself.."this is the last flange on the winding part of the project. And besides think about how much worse it would be if you had to solder all this crap." True enough, two more wind lines (Tibia & Vox) and I can fire up the blower and sort out the swell shade wires, final check the Xylo & Bells, pull the tarp off the top of the chest, install the rack boards, and get the pipes out of hibernation from the back corner of the garage. Couldn't resist sharing this little bit of the glamour of installing a organ in your home. It didn't seem this hard the last time...but maybe that was because I was thirty years younger.   regards,   Jon  
(back) Subject: IRC Chat tonight From: Administrator <admin@pipechat.org> Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 16:53:30 -0500   Hi Folks   just a quick reminder the PipeChat IRC chats happen Mondays and Fridays at 9 PM Eastern Time.   Last Monday there were very few folks around so I thought I should post a reminder and invite those who are new to join us.   The information for getting connected is on our web site http://www.pipechat.org/irc.html   I hope to see you all there - that is if I get back from a recital in Mobile early enough.   David **************************************** David Scribner Co-Owner / Technical Administrator PipeChat   850-478-9635 david@blackiris.com  
(back) Subject: Re: Bethany #2 From: Jim H <BALD1@prodigy.net> Date: Fri, 21 Aug 1998 23:28:17 -0500   bruce cornely wrote: > > I would strongly recommend against an > Hautbois-Clarion. > > I thought that I was seeing crooked when I saw where Jason wrote y day.   Jim H. > > .......................bruce cornely........................ > o o o o ______________ o o o o > o h o o ______________ o o g o > o o s o ______________ o a o o > > ............ cremona84000@webtv.net ............ > > Dogs love company. They place it first in their short list of needs. > --- J. R. Ackerly > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org    
(back) Subject: ACCH Pipe Organ - Myths & Realities From: david@blackiris.com Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 23:29:23 -0500   In response to some of the recent postings about the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ, the following information might be of interest to listmembers:   A conceptual plan exists for the restoration of the ACCH organ. It is in its early stages of development and presentation. A great deal of private funding will have to be raised to realize this dream of many organ enthusiasts and others worldwide.   The Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society, Inc. (ACCHOS) has been formed to stimulate interest in, and help raise funds for, the restoration program. Many details about the organ can be found on the ACCHOS website: http://www.acchos.org   Anyone who becomes a member will help the future of the organ. Details about joining the society are on the website.   Members will soon be offered the opportunity to acquire the remaining copies of a rare and generally unknown LP recording of the great auditorium organ made in 1977 which gives an idea of its marvelous sound and capabilities.   The hall will be closed beginning in October for a $78 million renovation program which includes asbestos removal. This will provide an opportunity to eventually restore the fanfare and echo organs in the ceiling which are currently off limits due to to the asbestos problem.   Regarding the blowers and power draw down, they did not have to stop the streetcars when starting the organ in the early days, nor did they have to call the power company to start an extra turbine! Originally, 16.5 KV or higher came to the hall and operated a large in-house rotary converter which produced the DC voltage for the orginal blower motors. As noted in one recent posting, AC motors were installed many years ago which proved ineffective. In 1991 new efficient 3-phase AC motors totalling 1000 horsepower were installed to drive the original Kinetics blowers. Today, two of the seven blowers can be started at the same time without tripping any circuit breakers, stalling streetcars, etc.   The photograph on page 323 of David Junchen's book The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Volume 1 shows the original blower motor control in the lower left of the picture.   All the playable portions of the organ are now being tuned for this month's Miss America Pageant. The organ will not be heard or seen on the telecast, but will be used during other non-televised parts of the pageant ceremonies.   Charles Swisher Vice-president, ACCHOS mailto:info@acchos.org   :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Note: opinions expressed on PIPORG-L are those of the individual con- tributors and not necessarily those of the list owners nor of the Uni- versity at Albany. For a brief summary of list commands, send mail to listserv@albany.edu saying GET LSVCMMDS.TXT or see the web page at http://albany.edu/~piporg-l/lsvcmmds.html . ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::