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Offline Mitropa  
#1 Posted : 20 February 2010 19:24:39(UTC)
Mitropa


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If you use a smoke insert some fluid will always end up on the loco instead of in the loco.

Is it possible to clean a loco and make it 'as new' after having used smoke fluid, or will it be 'greasy' for ever?
Offline banco  
#2 Posted : 20 February 2010 20:43:45(UTC)
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I don't feel that you will really have a problem.......the oil used is really quite easy to evaporate and as such will quickly evaporate even at room temperature this the loco body will dry easily ...........this is as long as you use a quality smoke fluid there should be no residue.
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Offline Piggy  
#3 Posted : 21 February 2010 02:03:04(UTC)
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I use the syringe and dull needle, that comes with Seuthe smoke unit, it's less messy.
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Offline TimR  
#4 Posted : 21 February 2010 02:56:24(UTC)
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I always find that after running smoke, it always left up messy patches of oil on top of the loco.

You can always wipe it with a clean cloth and the loco will be spotless again though...
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#5 Posted : 21 February 2010 06:46:10(UTC)
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Yes, my experience is the same, the oiliness on the loc gradually evaporates, over a day or so, and can easily be wiped off anyway with a soft cloth.

regards
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Offline Mitropa  
#6 Posted : 21 February 2010 11:53:39(UTC)
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Offline Goofy  
#7 Posted : 21 February 2010 21:01:08(UTC)
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Viessmann has smoke fluid,that don´t leaves after an dirty shit on locomotivs body around chimney.
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Offline Macfire  
#8 Posted : 23 February 2010 09:45:25(UTC)
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Helps with weathering if you don't clean them BigGrin
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Offline Marius in Africa  
#9 Posted : 23 February 2010 11:35:08(UTC)
Marius in Africa

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TimR wrote:
I always find that after running smoke, it always left up messy patches of oil on top of the loco.

One of the Seuthe smoke generators (installed on Big Boy) "spits" VERY VERY small oil droplets when it reaches operating temperature. The second unit on the loco (Big Boy) does not do this and only emits smoke. Did i damage the unit when i installed the smoke generator or is this normal?

This "spitting" do cause a fair amount of smoking fluid to accumulate on top of the loco.

Regards
Marius in Africa

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Offline James  
#10 Posted : 27 February 2010 01:39:14(UTC)
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Marius:

I had this oil droplet problem with one of my loks once. Unfortunately, the Seuthe generator I used was from an analogue lok that I had from an older BR01. This caused the smoke to almost erupt out of the generator when I ran it with my digital set-up. I don't know if this your problem, but I do know that there is a (voltage, I believe) difference between smoke generators.
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