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Chuck400b

I bought a few Delike New Moons, enjoyed them, was using it with an iron gall ink that was dry, so I thought it was an ink issue not a pen.

 

The reality is, in a session of writing the feed seems to go dry and you have to manually stop and “push ink down in” the converter every page or 2.

 

I tried with different ink and different pen (I bought 3 in diff colors) and problem persists.  I don’t want to pitch them...any suggestions?

 

any idea what to do to make it not dry out in a page and get the ink flow to keep up?

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That actually surprises me as I own a New Moon and it's one of my favorite pens to use. More than that I have bought several nib+feed sections from Delike and none has had any issues.

That being said, it sounds like something's wrong with your pen. My guess would be that there's something wrong with your feed. Firstly you could try disassembling the nib and feed from the housing and give them a good clean. If that doesn't solve the problem then I wouldn't advise on bothering any more, nib+feed sections from Delike are very affordable, I'd grab at least a couple of them.

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Mech-for-i

Sounds like flow issue. Does this happen with all 3 of yours and what is the exact model you had , the New Moon Series had the original version, the NM2 and the NM3 , all share same nib unit which can be EF, F, petite dude or ( no longer offered ) M.

 

As @dompred had mentioned, first thing first clean the parts that include the whole nib unit and the converter, frequently flow restriction is related to these parts and then try some wet ink to see if it's still doing it.

 

I had all version of New Moon and generally had no issue with ink flow , keep us posted 

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Chuck400b

The issue had been on multiple pens all probably first series.  It only evidences after a page or two.
 

Once I changed from the IG and went to a conventional ink I thought the problem would go...I really blamed the dry writing IG.  I have cleaned the feed, but will try again.

 

I gave 2 to 2 friends and one just confessed the problem with me so I asked the other, she had the same problem. 

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Mech-for-i

well sounds so to me, what type of IG ink do you guys use, Might be I can go back and try to see if I can replicate that on mine , I do know the original New Moon, especially the early batches EF are tuned extra constrained in ink flow alright but since I did not ever try IG ink on them, do not know how it will goes

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A Smug Dill

Given all the Delike models (that I've owned and tried) have the same type of screw-in nib-and-feed assemblies, I'd strongly suggest screwing the nib unit out, connecting it ‘naked’ directly to the pen's converter, and write with it to see if (i) the problem described manifests on the page, given it only takes a page or so of writing usually before it occurs under normal usage in your operating environment, and (ii) if so whether there is anything visibly the cause, e.g. big air gap forming between the (plugged) mouth and the column of ink in the converter, or seepage of ink around the nipple on the nib-feed unit indicating an imperfect fit.

 

If the problem doesn't happen when tested in such a manner, but when the nib-feed assembly is screwed into the gripping section and the same converter is connected onto the other end you observe the ink starvation problem again, then perhaps the gripping section is preventing the converter from being seated properly.

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Dip n Scratch

I had a Delike Alpha and it had some kind of nib unit. I had junked the OE nib and fitted a Jinhao #5 nib.

I was using it as my work pen fed on a steady diet of Diamine Registrars Ink.

I had the same issue as has been reported.

This was a buildup of oxidised ink on the underside of the nib.

I dismantled the nib unit and gave everything a good scrub.

If you are using a ink with a really high IG content this sort of thing is just a normal hazard.

The Registrars Ink was all that would behave on the lousy paper at work.

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