Campingo No 2

Discussion in 'Optimus Campingo No:2 (laterly No:20)' started by pete sav, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. pete sav

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    Hi been restoring\working on this campingo over the weekend very pleased with the results so have included a before and after shot. i quite like the coleman suitcase type stoves so always fancied one of these was suprised they are not that big but they are very heavy
    cheers pete
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    Nice restoration Pete!
     
  3. Ian

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    Lovely job you've made of it, Pete.
     
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    Well done pete a fantastic restoration the first pic shows both burners burning with quite a lot of yellow flame and the last pic showing it with a perfect hot blue flame with the flame spreader glowing the perfect cherry red and a great paint job realy sets it off
     
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    Pete, Very nice paint job and lovely flames, the brass just glows! I have never seen one of these in person.
     
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    Hi Pete

    Great work. These are not easy stoves to paint. As you say they are heavy. Seems most of the weight is in the thick steel pot supports. It sure is build to last.

    Well done

    Dan
     
  7. pshaw

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    Sweet Resto job. Beautiful stove. Never have seen one like it. What is the model?
     
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    Hi, A really impressive restoration!
    Best Regards,
    Kerophle.
     
  9. shagratork

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    I have one that needs a lot of fettling.

    Yours looks fantastic.
     
  10. pete sav

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    Well thanks for the comments from everyone yeah really pleased with the way it turned out took me a couple of days really but did not figure out what was causing the crap burns for a good while inexperience i think. All i needed to do with the change the brass gauze in the bottom of the burners and they started roaring again just about straight away. The gauze was stuffed with carbon and rubbish so not enough fuel getting up to burn now their fine again. I like the way they made this one no fragile washers anywhere only the tank lid and graphite in the control stem like the 22 all compression joints the rest so nothing to fail?
    Dont think i have seen one over here not noticed one at newark anyway shame cos its not a pretty thing but made to last and function built like a tank reminds me of the army ones we see in the uk they are heavy too more so than the campingo

    cheers pete