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110samec

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Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« on: November 28, 2011, 06:52:48 PM »

Hello everyone.
I'm thinking of getting an old RN steam tug and putting a smoke genarator in it. I've seen some seuthe generators in model locomotives and they look quite good.
I searched earlier but there were lots of different types with different numbers (e.g.seuthe No.20, seuthe no.22).
What I would like to know is what the numbers mean as they are confusing and which one would be most suitable in a steam tug.

Thanks
Sam
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andyn

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 06:57:26 PM »

Don't know about them, but do know they're oil burners.

How about one of ours? Run on tap water, no mess, no hassle or extra expense for smoke oil. Run on 24v or 12v with our inverter.

Andy :-)

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110samec

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 07:06:21 PM »

Thank you.
I've had a look at your units and they look very good quality. I'll look more into that type.
Cheers, Sam
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Brian Roberts

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 07:34:55 PM »

Sam

I use one of MMB's units in my Imara and Perseverance tugs - excellent and highly recommended.

Brian
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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 07:43:09 PM »

I bought one of MMB's smoke unit.and am really pleased with it.Much better than the oil & heating element,and SO much cheaper to run on water power.The oil types I have tried just give off wispy smoke,and each fill up doesn't last long,and is fairly expensive.Whereas water is "on tap!!!"
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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 07:52:04 PM »

I agree with Mick use a water based one. I suggest that you read other threads on this subject. Also oil ones can leave over time a sticky deposit on your boat. A water one depending on capacity will run for over an hour water is free and they also use less juice.John.
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raflaunches

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2011, 07:55:55 PM »

Hi Sam

Another advantage of using MMB smoke generators is the lack of smell, I for one don't like the smell of the oil burners and find Andy's generators perfect for the job.  Also I believe that Andy can build foggy units  custom built to your spec.

Nick B
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andyn

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2011, 08:40:39 PM »

Also I believe that Andy can build foggy units  custom built to your spec.

That's correct, I'll build just about anything. Built one the other day for myself that lays down enough of a smoke screen to fill the kitchen....

Andy ;)
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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2011, 09:05:37 PM »

Andy,
Why would you need a smoke generator in the kitchen when you can make enough smoke cooking!!!

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andyn

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2011, 09:23:24 PM »

Well it is going in a boat ;)
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Welsh Wizard

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011, 09:29:17 PM »

Hi Sam

Another advantage of using MMB smoke generators is the lack of smell, I for one don't like the smell of the oil burners and find Andy's generators perfect for the job.  Also I believe that Andy can build foggy units  custom built to your spec.

Nick B

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andyn

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2011, 09:32:08 PM »

No.. But I make most of them at the moment {-)
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110samec

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2011, 09:38:39 PM »

Thanks to all for replying.
It now looks like something else has been added to the shopping list :-)
Cheers , Sam
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Welsh Wizard

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 09:44:34 PM »

Sorry Andy I just couldnt help myself LOL :-)) {-) {-) {-) {-)


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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2011, 10:59:18 PM »

Hi Dave, nice to see you back.
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2011, 11:02:05 PM »

Well it is going in a boat ;)

What, the kitchen or should I say Galley  %) %) %) {-) {-) {-)
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Welsh Wizard

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« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2011, 11:17:09 PM »

Hi Dave, nice to see you back.

And You richard

Dave
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andyn

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« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2011, 10:17:43 AM »

What, the kitchen or should I say Galley  %) %) %) {-) {-) {-)

Yup, it's going into a scale model of my cooking ;)
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Captain Flack

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Re: Smoke generators - what would you recommend?
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2012, 07:38:59 PM »

The type of smoke generator will depend on what you want to spend!   Anything from 12 up.
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