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Old Sep 28, 2014, 06:11 AM
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Smoke function in Southampton Tug

Hi guys,

I had the maiden voyage of my new Southampton Tug today... The new version comes with a smoke function for the twin chimneys.

The smoke function worked for 2 or 3 minutes and then stopped....

I'm thinking that I might need to add some oil or something to make smoke function work, but unfortunately the manual doesn't mention anything about the smoke function, which smoking agent to use of how to fill it up...

If anyone has any tips or suggestions I'd really appreciate it...

Cheers
Steven

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Old Sep 28, 2014, 06:00 PM
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There are several good smoke fluids on the market. I prefer the Aristo craft train, if you can find it, it comes in a 4oz bottle and burns very clean.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 06:39 PM
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Hi Gill,

Thanks for the reply and recommendation - do I just drop some of the fluid down the chimney?

regards
Steven
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 09:19 AM
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Yes most smoke units work that way. You will have experiment on the amount. I would start with 15-20 drops. Too much could flood the unit and leak into the boat. The unit should give 20-30 minuets of smoke.
Buy the way Aristo is out of business. but any of the fluid made for trains should work.
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Old Sep 29, 2014, 02:10 PM
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I use clear lamp oil in my Harbor Models smoke generator. Still going strong after 2 years. You can buy it in pints or quarts at hardware stores. Much cheaper than the smoke oil the hobby store websites sell.
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 03:16 AM
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That's great advice, thank you both for the replies...!
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Old Oct 01, 2014, 09:52 AM
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Here is a shot of my boat using the Aristocraft smoke fluid. As John mentioned they are out of business and it's getting harder to find. I have been also using MTH smoke fluid for trains. It's suppose to have a "coal" scent, but I don't really smell it. They make other scents like Xmas tree, peppermint, etc, but since my tug is a steam tug, figured I would go with coal.

Scott
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Old Oct 02, 2014, 03:35 AM
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Thanks Scott... Brutus looks great on the water!
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