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The Lionel D&H C420 arrived. A slightly more drab scheme with the grey handrails. It is a great runner with a bit of a noisy smoke unit. I opened it up and did a “Jeff Modification” on the resistor and added some more wicking. A great engine for the price.

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I love those D&H colors, especially on the Alco PAs.
 

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You're on a roll Tom!!! Actually it's the Mike Reagan mod back from his Lionel days!!

 

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For diesels, I don't routinely try to get "maximum" smoke from them, I figure they shouldn't be smoking that much unless it's an Alco engine. :D

For steam, I do all the stuff detailed in Mike's video, and I also try to open the stack up as much as possible as well. The goal is maximum airflow across the heater. Of course, with the smoke units without the AC regulator, I change the 27 ohm resistor to a 20 ohm as well.
 

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For diesels, I don't routinely try to get "maximum" smoke from them, I figure they shouldn't be smoking that much unless it's an Alco engine. :D

For steam, I do all the stuff detailed in Mike's video, and I also try to open the stack up as much as possible as well. The goal is maximum airflow across the heater. Of course, with the smoke units without the AC regulator, I change the 27 ohm resistor to a 20 ohm as well.
That’s true but I figure it is an Alco, infamous for being smokers....

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