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    • April 20, 2018 10:48 PM EDT
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      Eric Reuter said:

      I checked with Harbor Models a while back, and they do not recommend pulsing. They said it would void the warranty. I think the fan is probably too large anyway. 

      Have a friend that put one in used way to much juice had to put another bat. in just for smoke.

      Richard 

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    • April 21, 2018 4:36 PM EDT
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      That's one reason why I run track power, a good smoke unit can use as much power as the motor, don't have to worry about stuff like that.

       

      Anyway, the design to control the heater when stopped is continuing.

       

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    • April 25, 2018 2:23 PM EDT
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      I received the Super Chuffer from Henning's Trains.  Here is a video of it in action.

       

       

      The chuffing looks great, but the idle fan speed is higher than I'd like.  It's about 3 V.  I confirmed with the designer that it's hard coded.  He explained that some O scale smoke units require that much voltage to get the fan moving, so it was a compromise.

      It could be dropped with diode(s), but not without affecting the speed during chuffing.  

    • April 26, 2018 12:23 AM EDT
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      Oh yeah, that idle is way too high... in general you want almost nothing unless you have the dynamo feeding into the stack.

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    • April 26, 2018 4:41 PM EDT
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      Or you could blame it on the engineer leaving the blower valve open.

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