Tilley AL8 & AL9 Like Stand

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  1. Sedgman

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    I have admired the Tilley AL8 and AL9 trackwork lamps and to date no success, but I will keep trying. In the meantime I ran up my prototype of the 'robust frame' that they stand upon. I fabricated the rivets and snuck a small amount of weld in a few places but mainly it is rivets holding it together. I got a couple of minor things wrong in copying from pictures but reckon my next one may well be harder to pick from an original.

    Iain

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    The rivets were made from small bolts.

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    The screw that holds the lantern on.

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    I shortcutted the narrower cross member which usually goes under the main central bar because it's usually out-of-sight. I learnt from this and the next will go under as per original.
     
  2. WimVe

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    Nice job !
    As a railroad man I too like all the lantern variations that where made for railroad work.
    Strange enough I don't know of German made lanterns that where specific designed for railroad work. Petromax had the long bail with wooden handle as a railroad version but that is it.
     
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    That is a robust looking stand!:thumbup::clap::clap::thumbup:

    It's possible to use a Tilley R-1 tank and pump and control cock and a 169 vapouriser and a plated reflector, if you have a CH-1 hood or an EX hood then either of those will do the job, but if not, then a modified X-246-B cage and a modified X-246-B hood will do and the link below shows that idea.

    https://classicpressurelamps.com/threads/vikingson-reflector-lamp.13922/
     
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    Looks good Iain and you have done a neat job of the riveting. :thumbup:
     
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    Nice work Iain. It looks very good and robust to boot. Well done.
    Cheers
    Pete
     

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