I received a few of these resisters from a fellow member here and want to try one. Do I wrap the wick around the resister and then into the 2 small holes on the bottom of the smoke unit??..Flyer of course..
Does this person make them, or are they commercially available? An interesting idea. I will be following this thread.
They're on ebay, just put in lionel smoke unit resister. I'm watching a group of 10 for $12 bucks right now.Does this person make them, or are they commercially available? An interesting idea. I will be following this thread.
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Flyernut I was waiting for details on how this process was going to work. Thanks for the details. I think now I feel better about trying it thanks to you and Mopac.Well, I installed 2 of the Lionel resisters in my flyer smoke units and like the results. What I do is drill out the 2 small holes in the smoke unit to make threading the wick a little easier. But before I thread the wick, I cut off about 10 inches of wick from my spool. I then use a small drop of gel instant glue made by lock-tite to glue the wick to the end of the resister, and let it dry. I bend the wires from the resister as close as I can get it as there's not much room inside the flyer smoke unit.I then wrap the wick around the resister until I get to the end of the other side, and again, place a small drop of gel lock-tite to keep the wick in place.I let that dry and re-assemble the unit, keeping the wick nicely soaked with smoke fluid.
Nope, I tried a 1/0 unwaxed candle wick I got on ebay. I think it was around $7 something with free shipping, for 30 feet, and more was available. I just didn't want to buy a larger quantity and not have it work. I was concerned about the "wicking" properties of the wick but so far, so good.In using the resistor did you also use the nylon wick to wrap the resistor? The tube wick that comes in the kit.