Coal for OCCS Dio.

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Coal for OCCS Dio.

Post #1 by L.Kezz » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:59 pm

Well hello, I was wondering if anybody knows what I could use for coal in my OCCS dio, I've been hunting around lately and the only thing that I think comes close is that black rubber stuff from model shops used for coal on model trains, would this be any good? I once tried crushing up BBQ charcoal as well but couldn't crush it small enough plus it's not as black as coal if that makes any sense :think: any help would be much appreciated.
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Post #2 by Ian Fletcher1970 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:42 pm

Hi Luke - Try Signal Fuels on Whiteley Road in Ripley (Near Anchor army surplus) They do small grade coal for live steam engines - you might have to buy a 25kg bag though :dizzy:

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Post #3 by L.Kezz » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:48 pm

Oh yeah, never thought of getting the real stuff, :roll: but don't fancy getting a 25kg bag, but then again, I might need quite a lot of it for my dio. Thanks Ian :thumbup: I know the place you mean too, bet the dam stuff ain't cheap though :doh:
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Post #4 by clockworklozenge1 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:21 pm

Up here in Durham weve got plenty spare I can think of a few places I can easily go and dig it from and a few derelict coal bunkers that still have it in, If you can get a hessian sack or a sand bag you can put lumps of coal in there -pulverise it up quite fine with a hammer and then youd need to sort it out into sizes as neccesary- you could sieve or screen it if you have an old collinder :)

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Post #5 by Joes1989 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:50 pm

Thats what I did with the charcoal I used! I ran my car over it whilst in the bag first! Then riddled it through the mesh pencil/desk organiser I bought from tesco and it comes out perfect! It's very time consuming though lol

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Post #6 by niner » Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:31 pm

Joes1989 wrote: I ran my car over it whilst in the bag first!


Thats one way of doing it :lol:

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Post #7 by Joes1989 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:49 pm

It beats getting arm ache through beating it with a hammer mate! Lol

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Post #8 by L.Kezz » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:19 pm

A very practical method there Joe! And your right, does beat getting arm ache using an hammer, might try that one. :thumbup:
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