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Title: Adding smoke to EMILY
Post by: pethia on February 13, 2013, 02:29:59 AM
Just received my new Emily!  It is beautiful!   I would like to add a smoke generator if possible.  Anyone done this?  I have thought about using an LGB type or "sleuth" type in her stack...Anyone done this?


Title: Re: Adding smoke to EMILY
Post by: tac on February 13, 2013, 02:59:06 PM
Try Googling using 'Seuthe', rather than 'sleuth'.  ;)

tac
Ottawa Valley GRS



Title: Re: Adding smoke to EMILY
Post by: pethia on February 13, 2013, 07:21:46 PM
Will this smoke unit fit in the Emily smokestack?


Title: Re: Adding smoke to EMILY
Post by: Chuck N on February 14, 2013, 12:56:53 AM
My advice would be to be careful.  I had an LGB smoke unit deform the plastic in the stack of one of my LGB moguls.  I do not know what type of plastic Bachmann uses, but I wouldn't add smoke to an engine that doesn't have it to start with.  If you decide to add it you will also need to add a voltage regulator to control the power to the generator.   I believe that  you can get either 5 or possibly 18 volt units.   I have been in the hobby for over 30 years and I have either disconnected or cut the wires on all of my smoke units.

Chuck


Title: Re: Adding smoke to EMILY
Post by: tac on February 14, 2013, 12:50:00 PM
Will this smoke unit fit in the Emily smokestack?

Depends which one you fit - Seuthe is the manufacturer's brand-name, not a specific unit - HERE are the G-scale units -



Seuthe Smoke Unit Application Chart
Seuthe - smoke unit information
 
Product       Type      Voltage Power       Input,(Approx) Ma     Connecting Wires
NO 5              1             4.5 - 6                         260                              2
NO 6              1            10 - 14                         140                              2
NO 7              1            11 - 16                         140                              2
NO 8              1            16 - 22                         100                              2
NO 9              2              8 - 14                         140                         Plug In
NO 12            2            16 - 22                          70                               2
NO 99            2              8 - 14                         140                              2
NO 100          2            10 - 16                         120                              2
NO 20            3            10 - 16                         120                     Plug-In-Type
NO 21            3            10 - 16                         120                              1
NO 22            4            10 - 16                         120                              2
NO 23            4            16 - 22                          70                               2
NO 27            7            10 - 16                         120                              2
NO 28            7            16 - 22                          70                               2
NO 117          5            16 - 18                          50                               2
NO 490          6              6 - 7                           800                              2
NO 491          6              6 - 7                           800                              2
NO 500          6              8 - 12                         700                              2
NO 501          6              8 - 12                         700                              2  
NO 503          6            10 - 16                         350                              2  

One of these will fit the stack, but whether or not it will melt it, is anybody's guess.

Me, I leave un-smoking locos the way they come out of the box - there has to be a good reason why they don't have one from the start.

Fitting one is not just a matter of poking it down the stack and connecting it up to a couple of handy wires, they need fitting by somebody who knows what he is doing.

tac
Ottawa Valley GRS
www.ovgrs.org


Title: Re: Adding smoke to EMILY
Post by: pethia on February 17, 2013, 07:52:04 AM
Tac,
Thanks for the valuable smoke generator chart.  I think I will take your advice and leave it alone, unless someone else has done installed one with successful results.