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Old 05-25-2017, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Great smoke! Looks like you took a tumble at the end of the video. I hope you weren't injured.
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What are you controlling it with?

Have you given up on "puffing"?

Nice big back yard, I'm jealous!

Too bad about the earthquake at the end!

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Impressive volume of smoke.
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Old 05-25-2017, 02:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Will make a write up soon,one thing i found out is not to invest a $ 100. bucks in a smoke unit you can build it for $ 5 bucks butt you need to invest in a good high amp voltage regulator which can take the heat! I 'm talking about the 5 amp critter control from g scale graphics ! Greg i ve been smoking when i turned 14,quit with 30 and started again with 40 ,only with live steam and good steam sparky's so my lungs are clear except for the occasionally Bar fragrance can't avoid the wiff! Now the puffing is in work ,have other things to do in the moment ,will catch up on that! Cheers!
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Why a $100 for a smoke unit??
Any fan driven unit can be used with the zimo decoder to control both the fan and heater element.
I have done the USA Trains, Aristocraft, trainli, and even the ESU unit.
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Yes, I think the cost estimate was a bit extreme to draw the contrast with $5.

Of course a pulsed Massoth unit is indeed $100.

I'd make my comparision apples to apples, just constant DC into a heater and fan should be compared to a replacement USAT smoke unit perhaps.

Comparing a Massoth with the DCC smarts, regulator, pulsed smoke control, SUSI to a piece of wire and a fan is really not a 1 to 1 comparison.

But Manfried is a man on a quest... Still hard to beat the Harbor Models unit, but that is expensive, and I think he melted one of those down too!

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Add the cost of decoder use and you fast over $,keep in mind :I refuse to go Dcc,I'm anonymous in that!
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It's not just going DCC, all higher end sound cards are also DCC decoders and about $200.

You can do sound for less, but it's also a notch down in quality.

So, for those people with good sound, the electronics to run the heater and fan of a smoke unit are free.

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