Interchanging Fluids

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by hilldrum, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. hilldrum

    hilldrum Member

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    :wave: Hello All,

    I mentioned thins in another thread here, but I got no known reply.
    But, anyway, is it deemed safe to interchange Lionel smoke fluid w/ K-line engines? Because I running low on the k-line fluid, and probably won't be going back to the hobby shop this weekend, But I like the plumes coming Strasburg Plymouth Switcher, and don't want to turn the unit off.

    ---Thanks, Hill
  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    It is all the same stuff.
  3. Brian R.

    Brian R. Member

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    Smoke Fluid

    As Gil mentioned it is all the same, however I would suggest using JT's Mega-Steam. The smoke leaves less residue on the engines and provides ALOT more smoke then Lionel's smoke liquid does. I used the Lionel smoke in my challenger for awhile and it wasn't smoking to well, then I switched to Mega Steam and big white puffs of smoke started comming out of both smoke stacks. This smoke is by far the best. Here is the link. http://www.megasteam.com/ you can find it at most hobby stores as well. Good Luck.
  4. Renovo PPR

    Renovo PPR Just a Farmer

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    For me I see no difference between either but I do use Mega because my LHS only has it.
  5. hilldrum

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    Thanks for the suggestions. Know I know to use any others. BTW: I saw the different types of big steam several years ago, when it wasn't that popular but I didn't think about getting it.

    PS: Chief Eagles, If you read this message could you let me know if Ms. Edna has it?

    --Thanks, Hill
  6. Jaabat

    Jaabat New Member

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    Lionel smoke fluid will not work well in a K-Line smoke unit. K-Line uses Suethe smoke units, and a different type of fluid is used in them. Either buy some LGB or some Williams smoke fluid for your K-Line smokers.

    Jim