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  1. My Lionel 6-18006 T-1 will not smoke

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    Hello, This is the first time that I have posted anything on this forum. My dad has a Lionel #6-18006 Reading T-1 4-8-4 that will not smoke. Both my dad and I are mechanically inclined but have never really worked on these little trains. I am looking for ideas on where to start to try to get...
  2. Marx 666 smoke unit

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    Hi guys it's me again. My Marx 666 was smoking like a chimney, but now it barely smokes at all. It has plenty of smoke fluid so what could be the problem? Any suggestions as to how I can get it working again would be greatly appreciated. Thx. TLDiff
  3. non-smoking 637

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    Just had my Lionel 637 lubed up... first time since it was purchased by my dad in 1959. Runs fine, but since the lube is not smoking hardly at all... previously was blowing smoke rings and clouding the room. Is still set up for pellets. Took it apart this weekend and noticed that the cap on...
  4. Newbie needs help, sounds original right!!! Smoke unit issue,

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    I'm not so new at this my first set was a Lionel - Quaker Oats promotion my grandparents bought me in the 60's. A scout no less!! Anyway 10-12 sets later I have a question about some of the newer Lionel engines and their smoke units. I have a BNSF Dash 8 #18291 bought in 03. It was last run...
  5. Problems with Lionel loco 6-38687

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    Just got this Loco for Christmas to run around my den on a shelf. The loco runs, however it does not make smoke as advertised, despite what position the smoke unit switch is in. The whistle also does not work properly. When I activate the whistle lever on the transformer (type 4090) the...
  6. Lionel 671 (1946 Version)

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    My next task is to completely rebuild this other Loco I have. http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157628492961237/ I can tell that the engine is shot. Some how the plastic frame for the coil has been melted. I was going to strip and sell/trade off the parts but I saw a like new...
  7. K-line smoke unit problems.

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    Hello all, new here and to model trains..My dad is getting me into it..He bought me a used k-line Allegheny off of ebay and it is awesome. I do notice that the advertised fan driven smoke unit is not blowing smoke as advertised. It smokes but without any blowing of air. The smoke just trickles...
  8. Voltage requirements for liquid smoke unit?

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    Hello again, When I restored my 726 I installed a liquid smoke unit because the original pellet unit was burned out. It smokes but not really what I would call well. I accepted this as normal until I saw how much smoke I got from just remaining pill residue on my Hudson. I thought the...
  9. need help with my mth smoke unit/won't produce smoke

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    I have recently purchased an mth railking general train. I was trying to change out the scent of the smoke in my smoke unit, and I think that I have put too much in it! The fluid is coming out(?), and making it's way toward the bottum of my engine-can only remove a small amount on the outside...
  10. looking for a generic smoke unit

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    Going with our SW Pa coal theme, I'm thinking of adding a row of coke ovens and would like to add a glowing red interior with smoke to the oven. So I'm looking for a generic fan driven smoke unit to mount under the table and duct up to the ovens. I did a google search and found a bunch on info...
  11. Polar Express Smoke

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    Does anyone else have trouble getting the PE locomotive to smoke? :confused: I checked the button to make sure it was on and I can see a tiny bit come out at times but you can barely see it when it is moving. I have the O gauge version of Lionel's set and it says it was manufactured in August...
  12. 2026 Smoker Conversion How To

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    After doing a lot of digging around, I just couldn't find any detailed photos of what it takes to do the smoker conversion. I've been really looking forward to getting it done, so decided to do my own photos as I did the job and post them here. I picked up the engine a couple of weeks ago, and...
  13. Smoke unit quit working

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    hello, First time post. I did search "smoke" before posting this question and didn't find anything pertaining to my problem. I have a GP-30 that I bought a few years ago that we don't run very often. I took it out and set it up to show my 2 year old yesterday. It had a few probs that I think i...
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