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Jake Gurr20/08/2020 09:07:45
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Hi all,

I am looking for a UK supplier of a smoke unit, 12v ideally.

Does anyone know who may stock one?

Thanks!

Jake

Roger Clark20/08/2020 11:33:53
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Try **LINK**, not used them myself

Regards

Roger

Ian Gardner21/08/2020 11:08:45
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Hello Jake,

I have used the mist unit from Model Boat Bits and am very pleased with it. It operates on 12v and seems very effective. They do take up a fair bit of room in the boat. Mine was slightly different from the one in the link above, it was a vertical boilered affair. I have just received the one described above to install in another boat. I think they are basically the same, certainly look like the same electrics.

I have attempted to post a link to a You Tube video of my boat with it in so you can see what they look like.

https://youtu.be/sXXQajlhjnc
Ian

Jake Gurr23/08/2020 15:33:19
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Thanks for the replies and that YouTube video is very helpful.

I was slightly concerned that the steam wouldn't look authentic enough for a diesel tug but looking at the video it looks pretty good to me.

I will need to check dimensions for fit etc. but I think I will go for this unit.

Many thanks!

Jake

Ian Gardner23/08/2020 15:51:46
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I didn't realise you were after something for a diesel tug and this may be a bit OTT for that. It is possible to turn the output down - I had it quite high for the video. The unit comes with a pot which enables you to control the speed of the fan. There are other units which use a mineral based fluid which I assume would be a bit messier than these, but I have had no expereince of them. I like this because it's simple and clean.

Anyway, good luck whatever you decide.

Ian

Malcolm Frary23/08/2020 17:09:51
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Everybody would like a smoke unit that gives black smoke. Nodody makes one. Given that generally the black particles that smoke comprises are usually considered carcinogens, nodody is likely to.

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