Tilley X246 Guardsman DeLuxe - Restoration nearly done!

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  1. Tim P United Kingdom

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    Hi everyone,

    An update on my first restoration project. It is very nearly complete!
    My goodness this is an addictive pastime! :shock:

    20+ odd years in a shed hadn't done her any good but I've got it well cleaned up and fully functioning...
    Thanks for all the advice, encouragement and generosity!

    Just need to attach a new mantle and i'll be a happy! :lol:

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    Here are a few close up before and after photos as well Before and after - cage and globe.jpg Before and after - control cock.jpg Before and after - hood.jpg Before and after - pump.jpg Before and after - tank.jpg
     
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    Looking a lot better- but be warned... Once you fettle and light the first one there's no going back!
     
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    Nice work, Tim.

    Can you post a photo of the pump out of the tank?

    I think it’s the same as one I have.

    Tony
     
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    Tony,

    It might be a bit of a hybrid but it's the one that came with the lamp so i've kept it as was, except for the original nut which was broken so I used a 2nd hand replacement which is fairly close to the original but not identical.

    I haven't seen too many with this style of pump knob.
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    Well saved!:thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    @Tim P you have done an excellent job fettling the X246. She certainly looks a treat, the difference of the before and after is astounding.
    Now we need to see the money shot.
    Of course you know, after you have lit her, and experienced the satisfaction of a job well done you are gunna be hooked :D/
    Cheers
    Pete
     
  9. Jean J

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    Nice job Tim!
     
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    Cleaned up nicely Tim. :thumbup:
     
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    Looking good Tim, well saved... it’s a bit sad for one lamp to be on its own, it needs a mate or twenty. Are you hooked?

    Stevie
     
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    Stevie...

    @BigStevie You are quite right!
    It is hard not to get hooked! :clap:

    Fear not... the Tilley’s mate is under way! A very rusty Bialaddin 300x :shock:

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    Good on you @Tim P. You’ll find the Bialaddin 300X a well made lantern. Enjoy your fettling, there will be many more to follow I’m sure.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    It's the smell of the kerosene fumes that really get you hooked...:mrgreen:
     
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    You got that right @george :D/
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    A bit like sniffing glue d’you mean George? Not that I’ve ever indulged I hasten to add.
     
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    Oh Jean! Don’t be daft, it’s the meths you get high on....
     
  18. Jean J

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    Ha-ha!
     
  19. Tim P United Kingdom

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    This explains a lot! I wondered why everyone on here was always so cheerful! ;)
     
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    And now you know....:-#
     
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    Bugger .... that got out quickly. :shock:
     

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