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I have a Old lionel engine from the early 1950's. It would just move at first but after grease and oil it ran like new. I don't know if the engine smokes as I don't have any pellets for it. I was told by the local hobby shop to put smoke oil in it. Can this work or is this bull? I would try it but what would happen if it wrong?
 

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I think you can. I never tried it though.
But you can't use pellets in a smoke oil engine as it heats up different.

Why don't you just buy a bottle of pellets? Google smoke pellets. Link below.
Even old pellets that turned to powder work too, just scoop a little out and add.

I think the pellets last longer then the oil too. If you do use oil just add around 5 drops don't over do it. I don't think you will hurt anything trying.


http://www.internettrains.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=TRZ-PELLETS&Category_Code=
 

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671 lionel with smoke element

Thanks to Boston&Maine I place this as a engine with a smoke element in it. I had found out that the unit didn't work by using an ohm meter. I bought a new one on E-bay and didn't have any pellets. Big Ed said that oil would work. I had gotten some at the hobby shop earlier today but was not sure if it would hurt the unit. I did as Ed said and put 5 drops in it. It smokes up a storm. I want to thank you for all your help. I haven't seen this thing smoke since I went in the service in 1953. I am 76 yrs young. This train was pack away in 1951 and just gotten it out again.
 

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I have heard of adding a piece of fiberglass insulation to hold the oil can be used. I never knew it worked with a pellet unit. I haven't got into smoke.
DJtrains was big on it. Reseach his posts on more info.
 
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