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    Hi everyone, I am a new addition to this site. I am a 58 yr old, interested in modular design, in the Free-Mo-N set-up. As a young lad my Father bought us an HO setup, having been interested all this time I decided to do "N" scale modular. I am currently building some houses that I wish to add smoke to. Is there a smoker that could be used when building houses? Colin Mansell

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    Im sure you could use a smoke unit from a locomotive in a chimney. Something like the one below may work for you.
    http://www.traintekllc.com/Seuthe-9-...uctinfo/SEU-9/

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    Colin,

    WELCOME!!! I think you will enjoy your time here.

    One thing about smoke, like water, it does not scale well. What you will get from just about any smoke unit is what will look like the trail coming off a sig in an ashtray. If that is the look you were going for, you will be pleased. If not, I am afraid it will be a difficult nut to crack.
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    Thanks Sheanm, I will look at this in more detail.

    Also thanks Bamboozledguy - The smoke you talk about is what I would expect to come from the chimney. I like the idea of the plume of smoke wafting from the chimney and yes I think that would do the trick. Just think, you go past a house in any train and the amount of smoke wafting from the houses is about what you are talking about.

    Again, thank you all

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    Hi Colin, one of the other comments that I have heard is that the smoke tends to then fall back onto the layout and make it particularly dirty so some have been saying that it gives a very grubby result. cheers, Bill.

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    Welcome to the site Colin!

    lots of great folks here to share ideas...
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    I've burned up about $50 on several different smoke generators for a couple of factories. I've never been able to get them to work. Maybe it was because I don't read German, but 16vAC is universal, rig

    Has any one experimented with the the smoke generators found at The Party Store?
    They may be too much for a neighborhood of homes, but some of those factories in the 60's and before would kill everything within 20 miles.
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