This past month, the blower room air conditioning system was installed. This system includes a thermostat that is located upstairs in the music room. The thermostat will display the temperature of the blower room and allow for remote control of the system.
Work wrapped up on the toy counter with everything complete minus the snare drum head. Poplar from Badger Hardwoods has been sanded and is ready for shellac. The three remaining cymbals were purchased (splash, crash and ride).
Finally, the drawer that came with the console was assembled and wired with Kynar wire. This 30 AWG wire makes it possible to cram a ton of cable in a small space… perfect for a junk drawer. I’d like to thank Carlton Smith for his guidance during this part of the project. Since I wanted to change some of the buttons, he was able to provide me with the part numbers used for the existing buttons. Thankfully, the buttons used (NKK switches) have button faces that are sold separately (and are easily detached). This way, I only had to purchase new faces, versus entire assemblies. Once they arrived, I shipped them out to Hesco to get engraved. A second drawer for sound effects will be added at a later date. Until then, basic relay functions will be covered, including memory level (up/down) and a two-digit display to show memory level information. Perhaps the most important button is the “SOLO LEINENFlÖTE 8” or in other words… the beer bottles!
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