The organ is based on plans published by John Smith. John has been developing organs
suitable for home construction for several years. Topsy 3 is his latest design.
The completed organ will have 100 pipes, a 22-note glockenspiel and various percussion
instruments. Full details can be found here.
The Story So Far
The rest of this site will be used as a progress report. I will try to keep it
updated as the project goes on but, on the whole, I am more inclined to work on the
organ than this web site so it may lag behind a bit.
Last December I took part in a concert at the St Albans Organ Museum with several
other amateur organ-builders. As well as playing a solo piece, I was able to play
two duets with a similar organ, built by Terry Pankhurst.
The following links will show how the various parts are developing.