Sunday evening light up - Optimus 550/500CP

Discussion in 'Lamp Action Gallery' started by Alex Smith, Jun 28, 2020 at 7:45 PM.

  1. Alex Smith

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    Just off the fettle pile and being run in. Cleaned and tidied up. Biggest task was the rust removal from the inner hood, evapo rust did the job for me.

    It is running well and a nice looking addition to the collection.

    Optimus 500CP 28 June 20.JPG

    Optimus 550_500CP 28 Jun 20.JPG
     
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    @Alex Smith

    She looks good. Do you have a before and after shot of the inner hood?

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    Looks very pretty. It will be dark soon so you can sit back and enjoy it even more !
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    @X246A Jeremy, no before shoots unfortunately. Here is the current condition of the inner hood, still needs a bit of work doing. Was covered in surface rust.
    Optimus 550_500CP Inner Hood.JPG
     
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    Don’t think my one will ever look as good as this Alex and doubt it will get dark enough tonight to think about lighting up a lamp. Time of the simmer dim as I think Jeff would say.
     
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    Looks pretty good to me, I’ll have to try some Evapo-rust! Thanks for the information.

    Regards Jeremy
     
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    @Alex Smith

    Don't forget to turn the screw in the mixing tube s o the slot is vertical.
     
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    A splendid lantern!:thumbup:
     
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    Hello Jean J you are correct, but we are now a week past the summer solstice, so unfortunately the daylight hours are starting to shorten again.
     
  10. Alex Smith

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    @Jean J thank you. I was lucky enough to find this one in a fairly good condition. More dust and spiders than heavy use.

    @X246A Evapo Rust is good. Picked up the idea from @ColinG in one of his fettle posts, and have been using it ever since. It is especially good on Coleman frames.

    @Henry Plews Thank you, will do.
     
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    Nice find, it is in lovely condition.
    You must be chuffed with this one.
     

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