Ballarat / Staffordshire Reef Lampers Gathering #3

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  1. Fireexit1

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    That is going to be bright !
     
  2. Tony Press

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    Friday night lights

    Here are the SL1s in action.

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    All lights focussed on one point. It was light enough to read a book sitting across the other side of the dam.
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    Much more to come...

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Can almost see smoke from the heat on those bushes.
     
  4. John

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    Now that’s a light up.
     
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    A splendid display!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    Floodlight for nearby football stadium.

    ;-)
     
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    Wow, now that’s a not so common display of candle power!
     
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    Turns night into day.
     
  9. Tony Press

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    Saturday night fever

    But first, this photo is for Jean.

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    Saturday’s lights:

    Running a Wizard Aluminite hollow wire lamp.

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    This Challow.
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    Reflections of the SL1s.
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    Cheers

    Tony

    @Jean J
     
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    Hello Tony, thanks for sharing those images and that is a novel use for a 1950's Tilley R-1 tank, an R-55 tank could be used if several HW., lights were going to be lit.
     
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    Are we there yet?

    Somehow my lamps were breeding while we were gathered at Staffordshire Reef.

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    I’ll pull together a catalogue of photos and add to this thread, hopefully tomorrow. I’m a bit tired tonight.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Your car reminds me of every year I've gone to our Newark Meet and stayed... :lol:
     
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    Ooh, pretty blue hats Tony, thanks for that.
     
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    ...and big black wellies! ;) :lol:
     
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    The third Staffordshire Reef Meet was held on 16th to 18th April 2021. The venue was a quiet wooded location not far from the historic town of Ballarat in Victoria. Attendees from NSW, Vic and Tasmania enjoyed a very congenial atmosphere with a large fire to keep warm at night.

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    Tilley Hand Lantern


    I chose to camp out and it rained very slightly the first night and was then quite calm for the remaining time.

    I would like to acknowledge the work @Anthony put in preparing for and hosting the event. His knowledge of Tilley and Kayen was put to good use continually asking everyone, "What is different about this one?" Scratching heads would follow for a minute or two whilst we came up with possible answers; sometimes right, sometimes not. His hosting of the event was as good as it gets and he put everyone at ease for a wonderful get together.

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    Tony after fettling a large project successfully.

    I should also add that Tony (@Tony Press) was so enthusiastic and encouraging whilst helping everyone with the projects they were working on. If he was not busy brazing a part or fixing something then he was pulling out interesting gadgets from his car. He claimed he had travelled lightly but the amazing things he kept appearing with made me wonder.

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    A Quirk's Lantern

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    My Tilley R1 (steel fount) running reliably.

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    A swag of Tilley SL1 spotlight lanterns proved a highlight.

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    Peter with the SL1 Spotlights

    One of the lanterns was kindly brought along by Peter, a brother of the late CPL member LampDoctor (RIP). Peter stayed, along with his mate Gary, for the event, as he wanted his brother represented as he had been a valuable and keen participant in previous meets. Peter had the honour of lighting Bob's SL1.

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    Another angle of the SL1 spotlights; though they were obvious from any angle!

    The SL1's were focused in a variety of ways across a dam onto trees about 100m away.

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    A Handi Lantern

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    Tony and Martin under the light of a Tilley Challow.

    During the meet, Martin (aka @ROBBO55) was so helpful with his engineering knowledge which I am sure was appreciated by all present.


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    The Tilley Challow close up.


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    Two and a Half lanterns.

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    A Trio of Tripods

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    Tony, Anthony and Martin relaxing. (A lot of coffee was drunk and a few bottles of mead!)

    Many stoves, humungous amounts of AL21 lanterns and donut lights, a wide variety of other lanterns and several blow lamps and stoves including a few not seen before were also on display. A number of visitors from related interest areas also visited. So in conclusion, a great meet that COVID-19 did not stop this year. Thanks again Anthony for making it happen.

    I was amazed at the number and variety of Gloria lanterns displayed which has enthused me to try a little harder for next year.

    Iain
     
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    Thank you to everyone for their contributions to what looks to have been a successful and productive time.
    It’s been very enjoyable reading :thumbup:
    Best wishes
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  17. Jean J

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    Great pics, I especially like that Quirk’s lantern.
     
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    It was another great time and well worth the traveling, thanks everyone.

    Here are a few more photos.

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    The invisible man.

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    Who said you can burn KEROSENE???

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    Overnight stop on the way home.

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    Picked up a couple of hitch hikers on the way.

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    Excellent - it looks like you all had a great time. :thumbup: Hopefully next year for us in the UK... [-o<

    You just had to slip in that pic with the FL10, didn't you... :roll:
     
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    Looks like a fun weekend Tony
    I see you even brought an iron to keep yourself looking sharp !
     
  21. Tony Press

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    Here you go...

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    Andrew

    The iron is Anthony’s. That’s why he always looks so spick and span.

    Cheers

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    I would have loved to have been there but .... yes the but, we had to winter our bee hives, all 40 of them.
    However, next time, COVID willing.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    I was so taken with the FL10, I failed to notice the SY stove later on... :roll: ](*,)
     
  24. Anthony

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    It was a great weekend. Thanks to a few enormous efforts in just getting there.
    Nothing but lamps (and stoves) from early morn to late at night and amazingly we still needed another two days to get through what we wanted to.

    The only photo I can add is this one.
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    Looks like you all had lots to do and show, sorry I didn't know it was on, maybe next time I can come?
     
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