Robert Cushman posted:
Just opened up a new one today, the one pantograph seems a bit higher in the lowest stage that the other. Any ideas to fix this?
also do you need premium Lionel smoke for it to work or would Mth work?
The easy answer first: either smoke fluid will work just fine. The funnel inside this locomotive is long. Put the fluid in slowly and blow gently to get the fluid all the way down to the smoke unit. Initially, you will need about 20 drops. Read the instructions to set up the smoke unit to function like the prototype and not like a steam engine.
As far as the pantograph, I had this problem. It is not easy to fix. The locomotive is new so, if it bothers you, call Lionel and get an RMA. If you are adventurous and have the tools you can adjust it by taking the engine apart and removing the pantograph. You have to adjust the pin on the pan that closes the down position limit switch. Under the circumstances, consider returning it.