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Old Dec 28, 2007, 08:56 PM
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jjc electronics smoke generator

Can anyone tell me if jjc electronics are still operating, I need a smoke generator for a model liberty ship currently in the dockyard (garage)
Also can someone tell me if there is a device to reduce the voltage from 12 to 6 to run the radio receiver, basically to save on batteries.
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 12:00 AM
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Last anyone heard or posted, JJC was belly up and out of business.

You can use a voltage dropping resistor to reduce your voltage from 12 to 6.
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 03:17 AM
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Thanks Kmot,but...

Thanks for the belly up update, it wasn't what I wanted to hear, never the less, can anyone, including yourself, point me in the right direction as to where I can buy a decent smoke generator?
Kmot, I was thinking that maybe there was an elactronic device other than a resistor to drop the voltage from 12 to 6. Maybe the same as an esc but not variable!
Never mind if no one can help with it, I'll just put a rechargable 6v gel cell in the model, it'll help with ballast anyhow.
This is my first day on this site and to add to that I'm not very computer literate, I don't even know how to post piks of my models let alone know what a url is or any other of the jargon.
My models to date are, HMS Hood,scratch built in 1/96 scale 20 years ago, a Billings trawler, no idea what scale, and my latest is the Uss Missouri, 1/144 scale in its current configuration, also scratch built and taking 2,350 Hrs. I completed it on the 5th of dec.
My current project is a Liberty Ship, John W Brown, and the keel gets laid tomorrow as all the bulkheads are ready to go.
I really need to allow for a smoke generator when laying the keel as I need to know the dimensions of the thing so I can make allowances.
If someone would like to tell me how to send piks to you guys I have some of the Missouri I can send to you!
Kind regards,
Rick Gray
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 04:01 AM
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Hi
I recently purchased two smoke generators from Hunter Systems.
They seem to work well.
Duncan.
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 08:55 AM
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Power Distribution Panel

Simplify your boat electronics design and setup and replace your homemade "project box" control panel. Eliminate the use of battery packs for powering-up accessories of different voltages. Protect your accessories with built-in circuit breakers. Tell at a glance which circuits are on. Make wiring connections quickly and easily. This unit takes 12 volts from the main battery and supplies two 12-volt circuits, two 6-volt circuits, a 4.8-volt circuit for the radio receiver, and two 3-volt circuits. Each circuit is individually controlled by a rocker switch. The 6, 4.7 and 3-volt circuits are protected with thermally activated, self-resetting breakers. Available amperage allows for running multiple lights and accessories. The fan maintains a cool working temperature. Size: 2į" x 3" x 5į" including mounting flanges. TOM118
only problem is it $90.00

http://www.harbormodels.com/Harborma...lates/home.htm
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 10:58 AM
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Quote:
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Hi
I recently purchased two smoke generators from Hunter Systems.
They seem to work well.
Duncan.

do you have any pics of this plz?

thanks
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 12:37 AM
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Many thanks to Duncan and Bigford, but can you supply me with e mail addresses or web sites for Hunter systems and Harbour models?
Kind regards,
Rick.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 01:27 AM
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M.A.C.K. also sells a simple voltage regulater that will drop voltage to power your Rx from the 'main' battery... part number L26 if I recall correctly- mackproductsrc.com
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 03:25 AM
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Hi
Hunter systems can be found at www.huntersystems.co.uk
They make all sorts of interesting electronic stuff for boats.
Duncan.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 11:28 AM
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Looked on there and only one pic i cant seem to find a vid of it working

damn jjc damn you lol id give anything to get a jjc one
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 06:13 PM
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Smoke generator again

I neglected to mention that the jjc smoke generator uses water and not oil, thats why I'm so interested in it. I was on their site just before it went belly up and they had a picture and all the info on it.
Does anyone know if someone else makes the water fuelled version?
Rick.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 08:24 PM
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Give Loyalhannah Dockyard a call and see if they still have one in stock..
http://www.loyalhannadockyard.com/
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 09:51 PM
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I like the idea of not using oil for smoke as well... Herrmill was going to report on a new one similar to the JCC unit he has recently seen in China... Any news there?
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 03:30 AM
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Hi
If I was tobe honest , I was going to go forthe jjc unit as well (for the same reason) but you can only wait so long for these things to turn up.
I allso heard that there were reliabillity issues with jjc stuff, so went with the Hunter units.
They seem to work well for me .
The more runs I put on them , the more they smoke . Some sort of running in process I assume.
Duncan.
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 03:58 AM
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Smoke generator again.

Thanks Umi, I checked the site out and they have the water fuelled one in their cattledog, the only thing that I noticed was that the product number of said generator was a jjc prefix! Lets hope that I'm not too late!
Thanks once again for your help, really appreciated, we don't have much in the way of modern technocology here down under, all the other modellers that I know, including myself, use the bushman's method over here, "use what you can get your hands on and make it work, that includes fencing wire"

The only other thing I'd like to ask you people is how to post a picture on this site,
I've got no bloody idea!

Regards,
Rick.
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