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Dan Sirman

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Crest smoke fluid
« on: September 28, 2014, 05:21:13 AM »
Does anyone know of a suitable replacement for Crest smoke fluid or somewhere that it can be bought in bulk. I can only seem to find it in 4oz bottles which doesn't go very far. I really like the smoke that it produces so I'd like to stick with what I know works well. Has anyone tried mixing their own smoke fluid? If so, how did you mix it and how well did it work. Any advice would be appreciated.


Offline Eddy Matthews

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Re: Crest smoke fluid
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 05:33:12 AM »
It's not a product I'd ever heard of Dan, so I went looking on the internet and found their website - Seems they only do 4oz bottles...

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Offline Brian Gates

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Re: Crest smoke fluid
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2014, 09:08:02 PM »
I use LGB "Smoke and Cleaning fluid" which comes in 250ml bottles, (plenty for model railways), but the biggest I know of are the 1-litre bottles from Seuthe, the manufacturer of most smoke units

There is also an American manufacturer who supplies eight-ounce bottles (which I think are about 250ml)

Have you considered Disco smoke?  A lot of railway modellers use baby oil although I have read that this throws more muck out of the chimney.

All the best

Offline NoNuFink

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Re: Crest smoke fluid
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2014, 12:36:16 AM »
Any use?

If so stock up - it's on their "when it's gone it's gone' list.


Offline steamboatmodel

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Re: Crest smoke fluid
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014, 01:01:54 AM »
If the smoker is the heated wire type you can try a 50/50  mixture of Varsol and baby oil.
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