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Old 03-06-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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how to make steam engines smoke more

Does anyone have a tip on how to make steam engiens smoke more. I had mine smoking good once on a friends layout but I cant get them to smoke a lot on mine.
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Old 03-06-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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Get them started on the habit when they're young. They'll soon be addicted, burning through 2 or 3 packs a day.

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Old 03-06-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
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Get them started on the habit when they're young. They'll soon be addicted, burning through 2 or 3 packs a day.

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...that or hook 'em up to straight 110 house current, that'll make 'em smoke reeeeeal good.

---I'd try different brands of smoke oil to see if they have different qualities, then go with the one that smokes best for you.
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:46 PM   #4
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I thought I have heard of some people using Marvel Mystery Oil in the steam engines.
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Old 03-06-2010, 06:16 PM   #5
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You may need to replace the heating element in your smoke unit. Check with your LHS and see what they offer for a replacement.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:51 PM   #6
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Get them started on the habit when they're young. They'll soon be addicted, burning through 2 or 3 packs a day.

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That was my first thought, but I wasn't going to say it.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:07 PM   #7
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There are a lot of answers to this question but you need to know which type of heater you have, also there are a lot of misconceptions about what you can use, Here is a link that I think you want to read before you go much further,


http://www.toytrains1.com/lamp_oil.htm
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