(Not So) Smokey Joe

Hello All
Does anyone know when Hornby stopped fitting the smoke generator to this
loco? I got one for christmas and am a bit miffed to see that it dosent have
this feature anymore - or is my memory from childhood viewing of Hornby
catalogues not what it was?
MattF
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Matt F
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I don't think it ever had a smoke generator, did it? Its a very small loco, and the motor pretty much fills the body.
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John Ruddy
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Put it on the track, put a nice big fat short across the motor and wait about five seconds. Very effective but only works once.
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John Bishop
No, according to Pat Hammond's The Story of Rovex Vol.3, none of these locos have ever had a smoke generator, despite it's name!
Fred X
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Fred X
2 of the locos I have, both have smoke generators, at least that is what it says on the packet, but I know for certain one has, as I've used it.
Alan
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Alan Holmes
How did they fit them into the loco, Alan? The Hornby pug is pretty small.
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John Ruddy
I have no idea, they just came like it.
Alan
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Alan Holmes
Pug and Smokey Joe are different locos. IIRC Smokey joe is a fictional one, doesnt have motor in cab and is at least 1.5 inches longer than the pug.
Simon
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simon
Smokey Joe is a pug, albeit a Caledonian one, rather than the Lanky one modelled by Dapol before Hornby took over the moulds.
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John Ruddy
They are two different types of "pug". Smokey Joe is based on a Caledonian Railway loco design, while the small ex-Dapol model is based on a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway prototype. I think "Pug" was a fairly generic name for small steam locos.
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Arthur Figgis
I obviously read this all wrong, I thought you were just talking about any smoker locos!
Alan
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Alan Holmes
Perhaps you are right in that it is a pug, but just checked and it isnt fictional but a design by Drummond. However was more interested in explaing the difference between what hornby describe as a pug and has the engine in the cab as per
whereas smokey joe appears to have more space available.
Sorry for confusion. Simon
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simon

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