Tilley AL 21

Discussion in 'AL11-AL12-AL21' started by bambulee, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. bambulee

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    Hi all

    I‘m new here and want to show you my latest addition.
    I‘m not really familiar with Tilleys but I think it‘s a AL21. Used by the Swiss Railway.
    Unfortunately the complete pump and the burner is missing.
    Are these hard to finde parts?
    Anyone can help me?
    Thanks in advance!
    Pascal

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  2. KAB

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    I am ready to be corrected, but I believe you need a pump similar to those in the Tilley X246 range.

    My concern is why the pump was cut down and a copper plate soldered over it and what looks like a hole in the back of the tank below the pump?:-k?

    More useful advice will follow from other members soon :content:
     
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    Thanks for the reply.
    Here a few more photos..
    There is a filler cup instead of
    the pump.
    My question to the experts,
    looks the hole for the pump original or
    was it modificated?
    I have a 246 Tilley and this pump does not fit.
    Thank you.
    Pascal

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  4. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Welcome aboard:thumbup:
    That's a great find and it needs a pump like the ones which are shown via the link below and they are common, the burner is less common but they do turn up.

    11 Styles of Tilley TL10 etc., pumps.
     
  5. bambulee

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    Thank you for the warm welcome.
    Thats sounds great!
    If someone have a pump or burner,
    I‘m interested :-)
    Can‘t wait to light the AL21!
     
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    Looks like a stove blanking cap to me ?
    Al
     
  7. KAB

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    Ah, now I see it, the earlier pump with the female thread :doh:
     
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    It seems I found a correct burner for my Tilley. It‘s soon on its way from Germany.
    Still looking for the pump.
    I‘ve seen a BIN auction on ‚the bay‘
    with a reproduction pump for the AL21. It‘s made in Asia. Can anyone tell me something about the quality?
    I would prefer a original but if I don‘t finde one this is also a option.
    Thanks guys.
    Pascal
     
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    Put a Wanted ad in the Member Services section of this website.

    Can you put a link to the BIN pump? I’ve found that the quality of the Korean reproductions is ver good; but you should see if you can get an original first.

    Best regards

    Tony
     
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    Hi again.
    Fits the pump from a Porkpie
    lantern in the AL21?
    Thanks.
    Pascal
     
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    I’ll photograph my AL21 pump in the morning.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    Thanks Tony,
    it looks like I found all the parts I need :-)
    I post some photos when the AL21 are done and hopefully works!

    Pascal
     
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    Looking forward to your pictures, and well done Pascal for getting your parts. I reckon hunting for the right parts is half the fun, adds to the overall enjoyment.
    Peter
     
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    Hi all,
    finally I have all the parts toghether and the Tilley works as it should :-)
    After it run 1-2 minutes the glass cracks unfortunately!
    It looks like the glass was not original and not heat resistant.
    So the hunt goes on...
    Where can I finde a glass for the AL21?
    Thanks for any help!
    Pascal

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  17. JEFF JOHNSON

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    Congratulations on getting it working!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Jeff!
     
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    You could try here: Tilley lamp spares
    Look for: 604 type Toughened Bullfinch glass to fit AL21 £14.95
    I think it may be marked "Bullfinch" but it is the same size as the AL21 glass and it is heat resistant.

    Henry.
     
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    Congratulations bambulee it looks good.:clap:
     
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    Thanks guys!
    I found a original Tilley glass
    on a webshop in DK.
    Not sure if it‘s allowed to write the name of the shop here...?
    Pascal
     
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    You can name the shop/website.

    Cheers

    Tony
     
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    the name of the webshop is ‚bisgaardnielsen‘.
    I cleaned finally the reflector.
    Now it‘s a super bright lamp!
    Such a cool toy :)

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  24. Tony Press

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    Very nice.

    Are you using the smaller Tilley 190 mantle?

    Tony
     
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    Yes exactly, I have a few 190 mantle that came with my FL6. Fits perfect and is very bright!
    Pascal
     
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    Tilley AL21 project is done.
    I got the glass today!
    Hell yeah!

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    Great work. :clap:
     

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