Melodeon.net Forums

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to the new melodeon.net forum

Pages: 1 [2]   Go Down

Author Topic: ...just glue some gears on it ... Koch 'converted' to Steampunk for NickCB  (Read 2337 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Nick Collis Bird

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 3697
  • Been squeezing melodeons for over 48 years (badly)
Re: ...just glue some gears on it ... Koch 'converted' to Steampunk for NickCB
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2018, 06:18:00 AM »

Thanks for the great comments! The glory should go to Roger T of Jolly Roger Accordions and what a great job he did.
 Anyway, later in the day I managed to knock two copper pipes off and lost a full head steam easy to put back though and no damage done. The only work I have done to it is add LED lights to the pallets, which really brings it to life when playing.
(Note to self.... stay out of the Red Lion or at least, don’t drink the cider)  :|glug ::)
Logged
Has anyone heard of the song. “ Broken Alarm-clock Blues” ? It starts   “I woke up this Afternoon”

Chris Rayner

  • Regular debater
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 244
Re: ...just glue some gears on it ... Koch 'converted' to Steampunk for NickCB
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2018, 01:31:54 PM »

Here you go, Jesse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odMCKR54VRc

I’ve heard a few steam calliopes play.  Never heard one in tune.  Most of them make a melodeon in need of some tuning sound like a Well Tempered Clavier.
Logged
Elderly amateur musician hoping to stave off dementia by learning to play the melodeon.  Main instrument a Tommy, also D/G and G/C pokerworks,  a single row 2 stop Hohner, and a new addition to the free reedery, a rather splendid Paolo Soprani four voice 120 bass c-system chromatic button accordion.  Very shiny, very loud, and about the same size and weight as a small car.  Now I’ve traded me Benny with (ahem) a cash adjustment, to a three voice 60 bass Castagnari K3.

RogerT

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1621
  • can't walk past a box w'out picking it up...
    • Jolly Roger Accordions
Re: ...just glue some gears on it ... Koch 'converted' to Steampunk for NickCB
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2018, 10:33:51 PM »

Thanks for the great comments! The glory should go to Roger T of Jolly Roger Accordions and what a great job he did.
 Anyway, later in the day I managed to knock two copper pipes off and lost a full head steam easy to put back though and no damage done. The only work I have done to it is add LED lights to the pallets, which really brings it to life when playing.
(Note to self.... stay out of the Red Lion or at least, don’t drink the cider)  :|glug ::)
Yep if I do another one I’d make a better job of fixing the pipes.
By the way, the reeds are Harmonikas' cheapest ones,  though I think they are pretty good to be honest. And they are more reasonably priced than a Hohner set.
Nick...can we see a pic with the lights?
« Last Edit: September 11, 2018, 10:37:17 PM by RogerT »
Logged
Pages: 1 [2]   Go Up
 


Melodeon.net - (c) Theo Gibb; Clive Williams 2010. The access and use of this website and forum featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.