I'm a bit of an organ fanatic. Not a lot of talent, but a lot of enthusiasm.
I was lucky to hear of a small organ on offer here in New Zealand that I have managed to pick up and install in my garage. It is a temporary home for the organ until I purchase a new house sometime in the next year or so.
I'm very lucky in that my fiancee disapproves so heartily of the organ she has given me permission to build my own organ 'room' when we get a new place. We'll be paying that off for ages, but I won't say no!
Anyway, my organ is an eight rank extension organ.
Two manuals plus pedals.
- SubBass 16 (Extended from Bourdon
- Bourdon 8
- Open Diapason 8
- Gambe 8 (bottom octave pinched from Bourdon)
- Violetta 4
- Principal 4 (independent from diapason)
- Flute 4
- Piccolo 2
- Faggotto 16 (extended from Oboe)
- Oboe 8
There is also a 2 2/3 Nazard which is nicked from the Piccolo, but it sounds pants, so I don't tend to use it.
My plans for this organ are to design a new method of patching the wires from the solenoids to the console (I'm a computer engineer by trade, so communications and wiring is second nature), design a new facade for the new house, and replace the console with something that has 'proper' stops, instead of tabs. I might even slowly make my own.
Here are some pictures.
I can't seem to upload images, so here are some links to my photos on Facebook.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150651618305433&l=b3f8d43a2e
Flute, Principal and Piccolo on swell chest. Gambe and Open Diapason visible in backgroundhttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150653132700433&l=5f1d1936a1
Gambe, Violetta and Open Diapason on the Great wind chesthttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150653132735433&l=e912ae6fb1
Bourdon, Flute, Principal and Piccolo on the Swell Chest. The Oboe and Fagotto haven't arrived yethttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150653132790433&l=4cff76169d
Pipes minus the reedshttps://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150654132250433&l=7b1ec10b09