Tony Stace at
Launceston Electronic Orga...
Following our coverage of developments at the Troxy over the past few months, OrganFax was recently invited to go and visit the site and see how far the project has progressed. Earlier this week our own John Romero went to London, jumped on the Docklands Light Railway and paid a visit to the stunning theatre venue where the organ is being installed.
Work on the Wurlitzer is progressing nicely, although perhaps slower than the trust originally hoped, as installation work can only be done when the venue is not is use. When John arrived, the team were working on pulling some of the last main cables through ducting and under the stage area. If you have been reading our Trocadero Wurlitzer Trust newsletter you will be aware of the progress that has been made so far. Stay tuned to our articles page for future Troxy newsletters!
It is not until you see the theatre and team working in it that you appreciate just how much has been done and has yet to be started, let alone finished. Graham Noble (Troxy Project Co-Ordinator) said once the set of cables they are working on is finished they are hoping that the next stage will be the installation of more wind chests and a start on the blower controls.
John Romero said "It has been a very interesting tour and my thanks go to all involved for inviting OrganFax to see what is going on. The venue is perfectly suited to recreate days gone past as well as being able to look to the future. I am really looking forward to returning to see and hear the Wurlitzer in action".
Our picture shows LH side front: John Leeming (COS Journal editor) LH side back: Graham Noble (Troxy Project Co-Ordinator) RH side back: Steve Ashley (Hot Pipes radio show producer) RH side middle: David Reed (COS and to whom control of the Troxy will be handed over to when the project is finished) and RH side front: John Romero.
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