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Hi! I purchased a Lionel 4-6-4 Hudson Dept 56 steam locomotive for under my tree. I purchased enough Lionel fast track to circle the tree. Now I am lost what else I need. Please help!
 

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Hello, welcome.

Do you have a transformer? That powers the train track.
Needs an AC transformer, do you have one?
 

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Here's an MTH Z500 for $70, it's suitable for running your train.
What is needed to hookup the transformer to the fast track?
I never had fast track, does the curves have a power track to hook into?
Or do you need a straight power track?
If that is the case she?/he will need 2 straights for the oval to set up under the tree?
 

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Once you get a transformer and the wire hookup you are set to go.
Does it have a smoke unit do you know?
You will need a bottle of smoke fluid as some of the trains need it. If you have a switch you can turn it off but some don't have a turnoff switch and if you run it the smoke unit will burn out.

Do you have a train hobby shop around you?
 

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Did you buy just the locomotive or did you get a set? With cars to run with it?

What is the number off the box it came in?
 
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