Discussion in 'General Boat Chat' started by supa_teach, May 27, 2004.
it came with oil and was only £22 a very small neat unit .
unfortunately i cannot rememebr the manufacturer
Duncan I think that you will find that Tomahawk are no longer trading, plus their systems seem to be all for 12 volt.[I have got 2 of them, one large and the small one] and I am not sure how well they will work with 6 volts
lane:. Some of the "smoke" one sees on model boats is pretty poor, mere whisps. What about laying down a smoke-screen with thick black smoke? Pyrotechnics must be the only way to get this. Rescue emergency smoke is great but only in bright orange (also very expensive if not used for saving your life). Plumbers drain test pellets are OK but brief, about 90seconds, and stink of celluloid. My boat only needs the smell of kerosene (gas turbine) with a little smoke only at start-up.
www.warshipmodelsunderway.com Go to "construction articles". Uses Maplins fog fluid.
Simple but effective.
Regarding the oily stuff, I spoke to a guy at a recent exhibition and he swears by baby oil. The stand sure smelt nice .. and there was a reasonable amount of smoke as well!
also type in fogfluid on google and there is a link to how to make your own fluid
Anyone confirm this?
The big difference being that the water ones (JJC type) produce a cold water vapour that is heavier than air so the 'smoke' falls onto the model if there is no windage over it. If you have put any form of dye or colourant into the water I suspect it may then recondense on the model and cause the dye to stain it. I would rely on the plain water, it looks good enough for me.
The ifo was given me some years ago, certainly before the advent of the water/smoke type of unit, so it could be that the oil used was causing the deposits. In any event, the water type should take care of such matters.
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