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Montag, 28. Mai 2012, 13:26

Rauch in V160!

I want to build a smoke unit into my Lenz V160. I think that there is space for the small fan assisted unit.
I need help however. Which is the exhaust port on the roof of the Locomotive? A want the smoke to come out of the correct place!


Any help would be gratefully received.
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Montag, 28. Mai 2012, 14:40

Hello John,

Thank you very much for your mail - please find attached a photo - here you can see the two exhaust ports of this Locomotive.
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Montag, 28. Mai 2012, 14:52

Hello John
What kind of smoke unit would you to build in ?
Regards Luca

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Montag, 28. Mai 2012, 16:13

Smoke on a Diesel-Engine?

Hello John,

don't forget the V 160 is a Diesel-Engine where smoke is hardly visible during normal operation.
Only when the engine is started or when the train should be accelerated you can see some black smoke coming out of the exhaustducts.


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Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012, 09:48

Thanks all for your helpful advice.

The type of smoke unit has two parts. The heater element is controlled by a relay to take power from the track. A second part is a small fan to blow out the smoke produced by the heater. Both of these are controlled by a separate decoder with an address the same as my V160. I have written to Lenz and they have suggested that I use a standard decoder to switch both the heater and the fan. The fan would always be a momentary switching.

I have seen 218 locos in the Mosel, Koblenz Hbf and many other places and I agree with Jurgen that smoke is usually only seen when the engine starts and when accelerating or with a load. This is the intention. The momentary switching of the fan would produce a short "blast" of smoke at the appropriate times. I have seen this type of device fitted to a model of a British diesel loc to very good effect.

One other question.
I notice that in the photo from Thomas that there are two places marked as exhaust ports. Are they both used? I thought that the V160 had only one engine!
Thanks again to all and for the help and advice
Regards - John

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Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012, 10:16

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Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012, 11:44

Hi John,

one engine, that's correct, but both the exhaustducts are used because the V 160 has a 16-cylinder V-Engine and from both sides of the engine leads a seperate duct to the roof-exhaust.


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Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012, 12:29

Thanks Jürgen . Does this mean I have to vent the exhaust from both ports on my Lenz engine?
- John

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Mittwoch, 30. Mai 2012, 12:31

If you'll do it the right way - YES

- Jürgen

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Donnerstag, 31. Mai 2012, 11:39

I think that the Lenz loc is such a good model that it would be an injustice not to do it the right way!
Thanks again - John