Your opinions please.
Someone told me that if the level of smoke from AF steamers diminishes after a minute or so, it is because the wick is hard and stiff. He said that the cure is to soften it by putting 7-8 drops of mineral spirits down the stack and letting it soak in for an hour. Then 3 drops of AF smoke fluid and enjoy running the train with increased smoke levels.
Does this sound legit? Has anyone tried this?
I currently have no smoke issues with my 3 AF steamers, but would like to know for future reference.