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Camping gas…

Post by ashover » Fri Jun 09, 2023 8:41 pm

Hi everyone,

I just acquired a Mamod SL1 loco. First ever live steam model.

Should I be looking out for a particular type of butane bottle?

I bought some camping ones, and they don’t have any thread to screw onto? So my brass attachment is useless.

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Re: Camping gas…

Post by Lonsdaler » Mon Jun 12, 2023 8:14 pm

Sorry you've had to wait so long for a reply. There certainly used to be an adapter to fit the threadless 'camping gaz' type canisters (A4, I think, is the classification), because I have one - it just slips over the nozzle on the canister and activates the release mechanism as you press down. Unfortunately I can't remember who I purchased it from (at a show, IIRC).
BUT - all is not lost - you can get adapters to convert A4 cartridges to the more common threaded fitting. Hope that helps.

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