Ballarat/Staffordshire Reef Lamp Gathering 2018: The Night of the SLs

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  1. Tony Press

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    Warning: Many photos.

    Here are photos of the gathering on November 24 (+/-) 2018 at Staffordshire Reef near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. There are some other photos down the bottom of the thread in the here in the "Gatherings" section.


    Unpacking on Friday 23rd November 2018:

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    Getting some light happening on Friday night:

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    Sorting lamps out on Saturday, making more tables and rearranging lamps for Saturday night:

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    Bob's odd Australian Gloria lantern gets lit.
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    Lighting up on Saturday night:

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    The Red Ball!
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    More photos from Saturday night to come...
     
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    Getting the SL1s going on Saturday night



    There were three SL1s lit, and one unlit. Here are the three lit SL1s in position for the "Great SL1 Light Up":

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    Here are the three beams from the SL1s directed at a point across the dam.
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    Here are the three beams separated.
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    I have to say, we all had a very enjoyable, and very informative, weekend.

    Thanks to all, especially our host @Anthony and the bringers of the light, @Lamp_Doctor, @ROBBO55, @Digout and other visitors and guests.

    Later in the week I'll post a few shots of some interesting lamps (and people).



    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Tony some good photos there so thats why you are nominated camera man of this event.
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    @Lamp_Doctor

    You might change your mind after I post photos of you...

    I noticed that a couple of “double ups” snuck in during editing. But they were good lamps so I don’t mind!

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    It would be good to be able to put names to faces. Surely you Aussies aren't all shy and retiring types... ;) :lol:
     
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    Some seriously rare things there. You guys have more SL1s than we know of in the UK and an FL1 is a very rare find. I have only seen one in the flesh and that was donated to the York Railway museum so will probably never see the light of day again.

    In the first image there is a Crystal-Lite model 9 wall bracket lamp on the table. I have never seen one of those before and we could do with a set of images in the gallery here.
    What a great show and I so wish I could have been there. ::Neil::
     
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    Excellent display!:thumbup::clap::D/:D/:clap::thumbup:
     
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    Sadly, probably true...

    I volunteer at Locomotion, a sister museum of the National Railway Museum at York (but loads better, naturally!). I thought of loaning some of my railway lamps and lanterns to the museum which would have filled an empty cabinet, given the general public something railway-related to look at and freed up a bit of space around here. However, one of the museum staff told me there was no such thing as a long-term loan, only 'permanent loan' which actually meant 'permanent gift' i.e. I'd never get my items back. Items loaned can be temporarily displayed but would usually be permanently stored - that is, until someone decided more space was needed when there'd be a clear-out and items would be disposed of at will and without any reference to the original donor or thought to its future survival. [-X :shock: :rage:

    As it happens, Trevor and I are going down to the NRM tomorrow for our Volunteer Christmas Dinner. I'll probably get a chance to talk with some of the curators so I'll make enquiries about the FL1. They've been on cataloguing the museum's collection for some while and it may now appear on the database - if it hasn't been disposed of already... :cry: :-& :-({|=
     
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    @Mackburner

    The Cristal-lite model 9 is mine.

    I will take some more photos of it.

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    Some more photos of lamps and people

    The Challow and friends:

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    Australian-made glass for Tilley & Kayen lamps.
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    @Digout obviously trying to sort out some problem.
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    The @Lamp_Doctor light of curious origin.
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    @Lamp_Doctor himself (left).
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    The fireplace.
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    Our host, Anthony, fights the rain with a tractor, while @Digout looks on philosophically.
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    Sorting out Aladdin wick lamps.
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    Visitors drop in to see the lamps.
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    @ROBBO55 and Bernie getting some lights going.
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    Bernie, Bob, Anthony and Richard.
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    Our host admiring his work (but really,this is a demonstration of how well the Challow casts a downward light).
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    A great time was had by all.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Very well done Tony.
    Great pics and great coverage.
    Thanks. :thumbup:
     
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    Great show of lamps, can you travel a little further next year.......... UK maybe????
     
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    That Kildark looks more like a Kynoch to me. The one to the left is a Nulite Storm King I think. ::Neil::
     
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    @Mackburner

    Woops! My mistake.

    Of course it’s a Kynoch, and we were comparing it to the Nulite on the left:

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    Cheers

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    Not yet Jeff.
    The closest I've found is this . A magazine from the UK so they must be over there some where :)
     
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    @JEFF JOHNSON

    I’ve not seen one. But I like the challenge. :lol:


    Cheers

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    I also hope to find one!:thumbup:
     
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    :) Lamps, mud, tractors and doughnuts. It doesn't get better than that.
     

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