Some of you must, by now, be aware of the models being built and modified by Kyle of TRS Trains in Wales. His "smoke" installations using miniature atomizers on OO scale trains, steam AND diesel, are absolutely brilliant.
He's presently working on a cylinder draincock effect to go along with the whole thing.
Honestly the lack of smoke/steam on electric-powered models of steam engines is a real problem for me. I am quite aware that a properly-fired locomotive doesn't necessarily always have a visible exhaust, but I would argue that most of the time when we are in a position to observe one, a locomotive has something coming out the chimney most
of the time.
This guy's work is absolutely brilliant. My only railway modelling is with live steam, and is a part-time hobby at best. I wonder, if this technology had been available when I was younger: would I have stayed involved with small-scale railway models? I rather think I would have.
I challenge anyone not to be impressed by this.