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Post  LazySmurfer on Thu 03 Nov 2016, 11:46 am

Anyone got or putting Lamps on their 4" Burrell Agricultural Traction Engines. Pics & how you have mounted them please Smile
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Post  lynnr on Thu 03 Nov 2016, 1:22 pm

Tony King has done his.
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Post  Robfishman on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 7:15 pm

I've a drawing somewhere with the setting out in on, I'll find it and post.

These are my lamps and bracket arrangement

Untitled by Robert R&N, on Flickr
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Post  Robfishman on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 7:34 pm

Here we go, worth checking the lamps mounting bracket before making as some can be different and may need wider or narrower bracket.

Lamp brackets 2 by Rob Fish, on Flickr

Lamp Bracket by Rob Fish, on Flickr
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Post  LazySmurfer on Sun 11 Dec 2016, 8:35 pm

Nice one, thank you Smile
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Post  David Mallinson on Tue 13 Dec 2016, 4:50 pm

I have just made a set of lamp brackets for a customer they mount on the smoke box mid way up. Have a look at the photos on tractionenginelamps.com these are fitted on a foster 4" it has the same boiler dimensions.
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Post  Mick1020 on Tue 13 Dec 2016, 10:40 pm

Hi There LazySmurfer, welcome & in joy your build,
Lamp brackets are supplied in the kit, the lamps are not,I used the MJ engineering ones Link http://www.mjeng.co.uk/mjsundries.html
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Post  LiveSteam on Wed 14 Dec 2016, 7:19 pm

What do you think of the MJ ones ? how well did they go together and have you a pic of them on the engine ?

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Post  Mick1020 on Wed 14 Dec 2016, 8:11 pm

Hi there Livesteam, I was very happy with the lamps, i soldered the parts & then painted, will get a few pics up at weekend

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Post  LiveSteam on Wed 14 Dec 2016, 9:48 pm

Be interested to see the finished article as I am very tempted with a set of MJ ones next year for the burrell.

Did you silver or soft solder them ?

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Post  Mick1020 on Wed 14 Dec 2016, 10:12 pm

I silver soldered the parts, you do get rivets in the kit for fixing parts together but i find silver soldering at lot faster than fixing with rivets. I did not get the oil burners so using night lights which on a night road run i found that the wax had spilled over in the lamp, the road had a few bumps, they were easy to clean out, due to this will be getting the oil burners next year from MJ

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Post  Steve Traill on Wed 14 Dec 2016, 11:45 pm

The MJ lights look great on the agricultural Burrell, one thing to watch is the lid is a push fit onto the body for inserting a night light or the oil lamp. Twice I'd been rattling along on a nice bit of fairly smooth tarmac when the lid popped off and went under the back wheel! (sod's law coming into play here) The first time I managed to persuade it back into a reasonable resemblance of it's first incarnation but the second time the loop handle over the top gave up the ghost. I then cut the handle off the other one to match!
I then locktited the top on both of them, that was about 7 years ago & it's still there.
The other strange anomaly with these lights is the springing mechanism. For some reason you get a stiff one & a floppy one, don't ask me why, Buzz has a pair & his are the same only he has a stiff right one & I have a stiff left one! Before the unplanned modification we could have swapped them to make a pair of stiff ones & a pair of floppy ones but not now.
Also I have fitted a little bolt on the side of the fixing bracket to the smokebox that locks into the light body. Just so any eager little hands at a Rally can't just lift them off when you're not looking. Great lights though!
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Post  LazySmurfer on Thu 15 Dec 2016, 5:57 pm



Just need a smokebox to fit them on  Very Happy
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Post  LiveSteam on Fri 16 Dec 2016, 9:05 pm

Mick1020 wrote:I silver soldered the parts, you do get rivets in the kit for fixing parts together but i find silver soldering at lot faster than fixing with rivets. I did not get the oil burners so using night lights which on a night road run i found that the wax had spilled over in the lamp, the road had a few bumps, they were easy to clean out, due to this will be getting the oil burners next year from MJ

My plan would be to whack a couple of 1W warm white LED's running off Li-ion batts with two modes, Beer tent gentle flicker mode, and full bore burn your eye balls out driving back from the beer tent mode Laughing

Steve Traill wrote:The MJ lights look great on the agricultural Burrell, one thing to watch is the lid is a push fit onto the body for inserting a night light or the oil lamp. Twice I'd been rattling along on a nice bit of fairly smooth tarmac when the lid popped off and went under the back wheel! (sod's law coming into play here) The first time I managed to persuade it back into a reasonable resemblance of it's first incarnation but the second time the loop handle over the top gave up the ghost. I then cut the handle off the other one to match!
I then locktited the top on both of them, that was about 7 years ago & it's still there.
The other strange anomaly with these lights is the springing mechanism. For some reason you get a stiff one & a floppy one, don't ask me why, Buzz has a pair & his are the same only he has a stiff right one & I have a stiff left one! Before the unplanned modification we could have swapped them to make a pair of stiff ones & a pair of floppy ones but not now.
Also I have fitted a little bolt on the side of the fixing bracket to the smokebox that locks into the light body. Just so any eager little hands at a Rally can't just lift them off when you're not looking. Great lights though!

mmmmmm thanks for the heads up on that.


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Just need a smokebox to fit them on  Very Happy

Be interesting to see the build of these Smile

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