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Wonderful photo of the Gold 1225 Berkshire, Emile. I looked at my photos and did not find a single image with the smoke coming out of the stack.

I will take care of that later today.
 

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Sometimes it’s a matter of timing...with some luck thrown in for good measure...:)
Here is a recent photo and in my opinion, including the smoke certainly can add an additonal element of action and realism...

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Sometimes it’s a matter of timing...with some luck thrown in for good measure...:)
Here is a recent photo and in my opinion, including the smoke certainly can add an additonal element of action and realism...
Nice photo Paul. Smoking locomotive photos can be very illusive. The smoke adds so much to a photo.
 

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My best smoking engine is MTH RailKing ProtoSound 1 engine. I rarely run it anymore because it is conventional and I only run command controlled engines on my Christmas Layout each year.

This is one of my "all time favorite" photos from my Christmas Layout in 2003 with engine coming out of a tunnel...

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Here are few photos from Spring 2015 which is the last time I ran it...

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I think there is engine down there somewhere!

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You would think there is a fire in the house from this photo....

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The best smoke I ever saw was when the smoke regulator shorted on a Legacy 10-wheeler, it came out of a tunnel and looked like it was on fire! :D

This is a clip from one of my upgrades, I added fan driven smoke to the Hogwart's Locomotive. For some reason, the smoke seems to show up better in video than stills.

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Lionel TMCC BNSF with 27 ohm resistor replaced with MTH 16 ohm resistor. (A practice not recommended by those who know better.)

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Funny thing, this photo lead to an offer to purchase that I couldn't turn down! (Buyer was made well aware of what was done and potential issues.)
 

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I tested the 16 ohm resistor on the standard R2LC, and it results in the smoke triac running right at it's destruction limit, over 100C! Too hot for me, and if it's close to the plastic shell, I can easily see it deforming it, even if it doesn't croak.
 

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Smoke shows up best in front of a dark background. Notice for the trailing unit here, you can’t see the smoke just above the exhaust since the background is gray, but a little higher up, the smoke is quite obvious.


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All of my best smokers are MTH. My MTH tinplate steamers will absolutely smoke out the room. I don't own any non-tinplate MTH steam engines so maybe they will too? My Lionel engines (both diesel & steam) smoke okay but not profusely.
 

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All that counts for this thread is smoke. Good ones, Bill.
 

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KSTrains, those are absolutely brilliant photos, including of the carpet layout and, especially, the tunnel shot.

My compliments! :smilie_daumenpos::smilie_daumenpos:

And another one for good measure :smilie_daumenpos:
 

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I have never caught "Old Reliable" (first run Legacy FEF-3) doing smoke rings although she does at slow speeds. This screensaver is of a single puff and I am particularly proud of it because it's from after the AC regulator had to be replaced as well as the smoke unit batting:

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Normal service was resumed. That's important because I will never forget when I first put power to this engine on the track and the smoke started to billow out. I could not believe what I was seeing.
 
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