what candles can you use ti heat a model steam engine boiler?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Candle flame does not give enough heat.  Either a wad of cotton with alcohol, or hexamine dry fuel tablets burning is recommended.  You can buy fuel for them on line.  Search with Google.  See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_steam_engine

    I have watched the preparations on live steam model railroad engines at the Griffith Park club, Los Angeles.  No candles there.

    Much care should be taken on fueling and igniting.  Only outdoors is for anything other than electric heating.  And a boiler can be explosive if old or damaged or its safety valve is blocked.  Boiling water or steam burns are no fun at all.

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