Nighttime tours at Fort Liezele

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  1. Wim

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    Hi all, this must be the first photo of an X246B on this forum! O:)
    This photo (sorry for the not so good quality) was taken last summer during one of our nighttime guided tours through Fort Liezele ( www.fortliezele.be ). The groups of visitors are 15-20strong, and get 8 wickie lanterns (hurrycane-type) to light their way through the darkened fortress. I cheated, using my trusty Tilley :whistle: to guide them.
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    Regards,

    Wim
     
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    Hey Wim - you certainly look the part!
     
  3. Wim

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    Thanks Ross! :content:

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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    Great picture Wim. Mike...
     
  5. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Great stuff!

    Speaking of the X246B, they can be made to work much better.

    That aluminium pump and control cock are bruck, (rubbish, garbage, etc.,).

    So change the pump for a proper Guardsman pump and change the control cock for a proper brass GF.

    You can get away with using the modern 606 vapouriser and the modern burner; but I fitted a proper old style brass ended 606 vapouriser and an old style burner.

    This vastly improves the light output and i shall post some photos sometime.
     
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    Great Wim! Do you work there?
     
  7. Doron Papo

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    That is cool indeed, now you just need to use a real lantern ;) :)
    Just kidding great pic and use for a lantern
     
  8. Wim

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    Hi Juan, this is what I do in my spare time! Together with other enthousiasts, we restore the fortress and guide people around it. (this fortress is one of a "concrete barrier" build around Antwerp early 20th century to create a 'safe haven' for when Belgium would be attacked by France or Germany. The fortresses were not yet fully finished when Germany invaded our country in 1914).

    Best regards,

    Wim
     
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  9. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Here are 2 photos of my improved X246B.

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