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    Graupner 6v Smoke Generator
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    cormorant
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    Sill awaiting mine, but I’m sure that’s the case. At least we know for next time.
    Cheers. Steve
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    I used to be indecisive but now I'm not so sure?
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    Received the smokers from Leeds Model shop this morning,😊 and you were correct Steve, notice the writing on the bottom of the 12 volt smoker, says
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    Just picked up on the 'Seuthe' link. It seems highly likely that Graupner re badged their smokers and sold them at a more expensive price.
    They are freely available, and cheaper at various model railway suppliers in UK.
    Thanks chaps!
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    HΓΆchst wahrscheinlich AlanπŸ˜‰
    Highly likely, that's rather what I thoughtπŸ‘
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    The Bugs are on the run 😊 ❄️❄️❄️ Get out and run those Sea Trials!! πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    So it says in the links you provide that they have been in the business for 60 years and you can see that their range are identical to what Graupner did - in fact a much larger range. One wonders if the Graupner ones were/are a 'badged' version of the Seuthe.
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    Many thanks for that info Alan, just bought two, one 6volt
    Β£21.99 and one 12volt 22.99 plus an extra bottle of fluid, should last a whileπŸ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    I really like the β€œhow to”
    here. One possible modification is to use the power to the drive motor, instead of a separate circuit with a switch. Then the smoke will vary with motor speed.

    This will take experimenting to determine if you need a resistor to prevent top speed (power) from burning out the element.
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    So many ships . . . and so little time . . .
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    Thanks for all your help chaps. That's more than enough to keep me going!
    Cheers.
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    simple home made:

    small metal box, maplins used to sell these, you can pick the size and shape to suit your model, ebay is full of them.

    get a small fan, the sort from a pc etc, again, size to suit, and it will run on your drive battery, so when buying, check the operating voltage. Cut a hole a bit smaller than the fan in one side of the box, the fan will drive the smoke out. Between the fan, and the box, have a piece of thin plastic, it will need to move to make the hole bigger or smaller, to be adjusted when testing so you can limit the amount of air entering the box via the fan, as the fan speed will be constant.

    Drill small hole either end, make up two rubber grommets for these holes. Next, pinch the heating element wire from the missus hairdryer, or something else!. make a wick from a wooden dowel, wrap (coil) teh wire around this, and have it enter and exit the box, the grommets are so the wire does not touch the metal box, as it will short out. using ole fashiooned loft insulation, fill the bottom half of teh box, and rest the dowel on this inside the box.
    soak the insulation, and the dowel with baby oil (I moix baby oil with disco smoke fluid, but you wont be able to get this, baby oil works fine)
    Using a spare channel on your transmitter, a switch on/off, make up a microswitch of some sort so when you flick the switch, the microswitch makes the circuit. The feed will be either end of the heating element wire. Now, the supply voltage, and length of wire, will determin how hot it gets, this will need experimentation on your behalf, too hot, it will just burn out, too cold, it wont heat up.

    Wire the fan into the circuit, so it comes on, the fan will blow the smoke up the exhaust etc, or whatever you use.

    Thsi is the basic principle of the rc tank smokers, its just hot oil smoking. Every 15 mins or so, you will need to wet the wick again, I use a syringe and just pour down the funnel on my boat.

    There it is, a bespoke smoke machine, using probably thingsd found around the house, or bought very cheaply

    My box is directly under the exhaust stack, you could use tubing to direct the smoke
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    You beat me too it AdsπŸ‘
    I have some of both makes.
    Some of the littlns do tend to 'chuff chuff pop' a little but they're cheap and they're fun😁
    https://seuthe-dampf.de/schiffe/
    Seuthe specialise in smoke generators for all sorts of vehicles and uses.
    https://seuthe-dampf.de/
    Site is only in German I'm afraid, but some of the data sheets are multi.language.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    https://seuthe-dampf.de/schiffe/
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    The Bugs are on the run 😊 ❄️❄️❄️ Get out and run those Sea Trials!! πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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