It's been quite dull today but the snow has disappeared, so I unpacked the latest acquisition. A Coleman 295, it's pretty tidy but refused to work, stripped down the vaporiser and cleaned everything up a bit, but still no joy, used the ultrasonic cleaner and stripped down the on off valve. After a bit of messing it fired up but pulsed at a slow rate. After about an hour it was much better, but I fear it needs a new generator, looking at replacing it On the left is my 185 which I bought years agp when littlewoods closed their online service paid less than £20 brand new. Both of them do not shut down when the valve is shut, they gradually fade away over several minutes. I wonder if that is due to the little Schrader valve failing.