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Old 04-10-2011, 07:34 PM   #63
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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I had minimal success with mine. It only lasted a few minutes as the 60G glow plug burnt out. Not sure but I think the glow plugs are not made for constant duty. My first try with the glow plug and baby oil didn't produce enough smoke. I then bought some smoke oil from a hobby shop at $6.99 for 2 oz.'s. That worked well till the glow plug died. So I cheesed out and used some damp leaves and then some ciggarettes in the paint can. Problem was keeping the ciggarettes lit. Had to keep relighting them. I will eventually try another build. I will either buy a smoke generator for a train from a hobby store or I may try to rig up a car ciggarett lighter in the paint can. Oh well. It was fun and I did find the vaccuum leak.
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