The Q doesn't have a "non-roller brake"-- it's only found on B&Ms.
>Does the rotor have some kind of clutch?
I'm not really sure. I'm doing some more research on it-- until I saw the website, I didn't realize that B&Ms had this feature on their sirens. It has piqued my interest. I'll let you know what I find out.
>I drove a load of organ pipes down I-25 to Denver.
>The sounds were fascinating and eerie. Had I known my boss was >planning that delivery, I would have brought a cassette recorder
Very Cool! When I was in College I assisted in moving and reassembling a Noaack (sp?) tracker organ (I was a church music major)
Wow! Hope you wore gloves to avoid contact with the lead in the pipes.
At an AGO convention, someone asked if I were a musician.
I replied, "No, an organist."
In 1972? I turned off a three-manual tracker organ in Schlicker's erecting room.
Kept a C-E-G chord (with both? hands)on the 8' principals.
As the wind very slowly died away, a most fascinating sound - like church bells ringing! At first I thought a nearby church -if there was one - was ringing their bells.
I was the pipes "going up" from one partial to the other as they starved for wind. Wish I had a recorder for that, too.
At the moment, I am in Yantai, China until 8-29.
I need to hear REGER. Wachet Auf or Symphonic Fantasy und Fuge would be nice.