I can understand how you feel about the Remington noiseless portables. They don't provide the "smack" that conventional typewriters do, and many people don't think that they feel right. I grew up using this one, so I'm fond of it -- on the other hand, I now recognize its peculiarities and I admit that it's not my favorite typing sensation. I am going to pay tribute to my old friend by using it for at least a good chunk of the novel, but I can't swear that I'll stick to it for the whole month!
I know what you mean. I am very sentimental with some of my typewriters. I'm going to mostly stick with my KMM, and if I need to use something portable, my Olivetti will come in handy. By the way, saw that post about the Royal Mercury, and that actually made me want one! I really think I'd like one now!! But, I highly recommend the Olivetti. That will give you a whole new perspective on portable! Maybe St. Vinnie will bring one by for you!
I'm planning to use all of my typewriters. Just on the first day I switched twice (using the Sterling, then the SM-4, then the Silent Super). Tonight I'll probably dig out the Erika 41 (since that's my newest and hasn't had a proper workout yet).The Noiseless Model Seven does indeed have a unique feel. I kinda like it, but you always have to re-adjust after coming back to it.
I'll be using the third in a series tomorrow. so far the Hermes is best but i have a habit of left hand typos on it more than others.I'm using the SM9 tomorrow and thursday i take possession of three more machines!so it will be an eclectic mix.