MTH smoke fluid always reminds me of York.  I'm not sure what "flavor" it is but it always makes me think of York.  I love the smell.  After that it would be a cedar or christmas smell.

Marty

 

Below the Signature...

"Eating Treksgiving dinner with Captain Kirk!"

 

My favorite was from a small manufacturer who unfortunately is long, long gone. I'm sure many of you will remember LVS (Lehigh Valley Steam). The small brown bottles with the eyedroppers containing Hickory or Smoky Fir or Cedar were the best ever. Some of the modern makers come close, but not quite. They always reminded me of the Fall train running season...

John

c.sam posted:
Originally Posted by RoyBoy:

American Flyer!

Is there an American Flyer scent now?

Anormal1 is the closest I have found. The early AF that came in the maroon gel caps  smells more mellow than the later stuff.  Maybe it just mellowed sitting in the loco.

The reproduction stuff smells like the later AF fluid.

Like some other folks, my tolerance for smoke is less than it used to be when I was younger.

RoyBoy

I used to use the plain, regular, MTH Protosmoke. Then my local hobby shop ran out but had Protosmoke Christmas scent in stock. I liked it so I've been using it since. My wife seems to hate the smell less than the regular Protosmoke so that's a plus.

Santa Fe, All the Way

John Meyncke posted:

My favorite was from a small manufacturer who unfortunately is long, long gone. I'm sure many of you will remember LVS (Lehigh Valley Steam). The small brown bottles with the eyedroppers containing Hickory or Smoky Fir or Cedar were the best ever. Some of the modern makers come close, but not quite. They always reminded me of the Fall train running season...

John

John-

I remember LVS. I bought several bottles of their coal scent, because it reminded me of my first excursion back in the mid-80's behind NKP 765, from Orville, Ohio to Bellevue, Ohio. I have many bottles of coal scent from MTH, Megasteam, and maybe another random manufacturer or two. In my mind, while the others are close, none of them seem to remind me of that trip as much as the LVS- just seems to be a more intense smell. Maybe not the most healthy of the bunch, but in the immortal words of Redd Foxx- "You got to leave here with somethin".

I've searched for LVS smoke fluid many times and come up empty. I do have one full bottle and one partial bottle, but I have to pick my spots to use it, because my wife & step-daughter don't have my "taste" for some things, and this happens to be one of them.

Mike,

Thank you for remembering that. I have a bottle of Coal squirreled away as well and a bottle of Hickory. No Smokey Fir, which was my favorite scent. 

Quite a few years ago on the Forum (pre-2005 or so) there was quite a discussion when the original owner of LVS stopped production, either through retirement or otherwise. There were attempts made to contact him or his successors to aquire the formulas and methodology, but the trail faded out in a series of very frustrating dead ends. Quite perplexing!

I know every one here has their favorite smoke juice, but I'm telling you there has been nothing like this stuff since. 

I would really appreciate it if some of the heritage members of the Forum would chime in if they recall this situation when LVS basically just stopped and the trail ran cold. I would really like to know the rest o the story....

John

 

A normal1 is my favorite but I ordered two bottles recently and Mike (the owner) informed me he was done making it! What a bummer,I am trying some JT cedar but it just does not put out the same smell.

Any suggestions?

Gunny

Member since 9/11/2002

lee drennen posted:
PAUL ROMANO posted:

I use "Gilbert Flyer" genuine Cedar Scented smoke fluid in my American Flyer locomtives. Its' the closest thing to what I remember as a kid.

Paul

Does it give  a strong cedar smell? I’m looking for a stronger one than mega

Lee, yes it does so much that my wife complains about it.........

gunny posted:

A normal1 is my favorite but I ordered two bottles recently and Mike (the owner) informed me he was done making it! What a bummer,I am trying some JT cedar but it just does not put out the same smell.

Any suggestions?

Gunny

Wow, that is a bummer. I had noticed that it wasn't listed on eBay anymore...that sucks.

Mark in Oregon 

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