My Tilley Lamp

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My Tilley Lamp

Postby felixx » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:03 am

purchased this old girl today:
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She runs on kerosene.

I cannot wait to clean her up and get her burning

(I got a kero lantern as my cooker is kero too (old primus))
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby dales133 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:44 am

Saw one like that at the flea market Sunday, went back twice for a look but didn't pull the trigger
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:06 pm

Good find, those are nice lanterns. :thumbsup:
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby Wolffarmer » Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:10 pm

Nice one there. I came by an R5 reflective heater but it only has the lamp head. Puts out a very nice beam of light.

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Few Tilleys here in the US. I made my first mantel from a large Coleman before I got a real Tilley one. Also made my own preheat cup as it did not have the Tilley thing to light it.

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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby Woodbutcher » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:08 pm

Very Cool Randy. I found a Tilley, last fall but have not worked on it yet. Too much paying work this winter. I have not gotten to work on any fun projects.
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby felixx » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:47 pm

I got her today!
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby Wolffarmer » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:09 pm

Cool. If you did not get a preheating device with it remember it takes a lot of heat to get it going. A propane torch will probably work. I do not see the bottom bug shield no yours. I use mine to hold a preheat cup I made with a 1 inch copper cap and a 30-06 casing. Works good for me.

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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby Wolffarmer » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:18 pm

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There is a close up of my preheat device. I drilled a hole in the cup so the shell would not quit slip through. Pounded it in good and then silver soldered it. Using the stuff they call silver solder at Ace Hardware but from what I have heard is not really but it works for me. I then hack sawed the shell head off and the necked down portion. The case then slips right over the generator real nice. It sets on top of the bug shield and in this position I light the alcohol and let it burn for some time before turning on the kerosene. Then I slide the shield and preheater up to keep bugs out. Works pretty slick if I may brag a little. I put a little of fiberglass insulation in the cup to make it a bit easier to light.

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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby felixx » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:37 pm

very nice.
I will order new seals for her today
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby felixx » Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:26 pm

If I post any progress on this please growl at me! I need to finish my tear first!

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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby felixx » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:01 am

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Got 2 going!
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby dales133 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 6:34 am

Nice lamps mate now get that bloody TD finnished!
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby felixx » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:42 am

have you camped in yours yet?

:R :R 8) :twisted:
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby dales133 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:07 am

Lol you cheeky bastid!
Yours is nearly done,mines milws away!
Well not miles theres just pieces of it in every room in the house,both sheds and everywhere else.
But im getting a handle on it !
By the way yours looks groovey behind the anglebox


Edit: And im gonna sleep in mine on the weekend just coz ya said that
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Re: My Tilley Lamp

Postby felixx » Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:10 pm

good man! It is cold, possibly snow here.
I was going to make my flashings for my doors today but Mrs Felixx spent the money I had put aside for materials

This means I am not confident about having it outside in the (snow to 100m) system we are experiencing.

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