I can't find the posting concerning the Lionel 27ohm smoke element in a flyer unit. Someone here suggested using the 18ohm resistor instead as the 27ohm element seems to take a while to heat up. I can't find any 18ohm resistors, and the only one I did find was $15 bucks!! I will not pay that! Secondly, is that small fiberglass sleeve that goes around the element,(resistor) the wick??? It seems like it wouldn't hold much fluid..