Guest Barry Williams Posted February 16, 2008 Share Posted February 16, 2008 Dear All, As promised elsewhere, I give the stop list and a few details of our House Organ as it will be in a month or two - slightly modified from the entry on NPOR. Anyone contemplating building a house organ is welcome to visit. Please send an email and we will fix up a date. Later this year the tonal finishing will have been completed and then perhaps we can arrange an Open Day for Board Members to visit. The joy of having real pipes to play is immense. I am very fortunate that the project was driven by June (when she was not driving steam engines!) I hope the details will be of interest and I apologise if anyone finds them otherwise. Yours sincerely, Barry Williams Great Organ Open Diapason 8’ 61 pipes Stopped Diapason 8’ 49 pipes (1 – 12 from Lieblich Gedeckt) Salicional 8' 61 pipes Principal 4’ 61 pipes Flute 4’ 61 pipes Choir Organ Lieblich Gedeckt 8’ 61 pipes Keraulophon 8’ 49 pipes (1 – 12 from Salicional) Lieblich Flute 4’ 61 pipes Flageolet 2’ 61 pipes Pedal Organ Bourdon 16’ 30 pipes Principal 8 30 pipes (Prepared for - borrowed from Great at the moment) Bass Flute 8’ 12 pipes Salicional 8’ Duplexed from Great Octave 4’ 12 pipes (Prepared for - borrowed from Great at the moment) Flute 4’ 12 pipes Salicet 4’ Duplexed from Great Couplers Great to Pedal Choir to Pedal Choir to Great Blower Sine Qua Non Four thumb pistons each to Choir and Great. Reversible thumb pistons for Choir to Great and Great to Pedal. Mechlin pedal board. There is no pedal light. Compass: 61 and 30 notes. Keys, stops and departmental labels are of ivory. All wind trunkings of wood to avoid rustle. Blower is 0.6 horse power but soon to be replaced with another of 0.3 horsepower. There are two single rise reservoirs, one at 3" WP for the manuals basses and pedal pipes; the other is 2.75" WP for everything else. The manual chests and bottom octave of Salicional all have direct electric pallet magnets, but are carefully grooved to avoid 'plop'. The bottom 17 pipes fo the Bourdon and the basses of the Open Diapason and Principal are on electro-pneumatic chests. The action has a solid state microprocessor powered by a transformer/rectifier delivering 18 volts at 20 amperes. Pipework is ex Gray & Davison 1868 (except Lieblich Flute 4' which has a date of 1790 on it.) Paul Isom (Organs Adviser in Rochester Diocese) told us about the availability of the pipes and advised about the design. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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