Yet one more thing that is related to this topic. Years ago I got K-Line Smoke pellets that I thought were excellent, and much better than the original Lionel pellets. (I think the problem with the Lionel original pellets is that they are too old and tend to clog the smoke units, even if you use a little bit at a time and crumble it before putting it in the smoke stack).
The K-Line pellets produced more smoke, and had a very nice fragrance, with much less of a tendency to clog than the Lionel originals.
Unfortunately, I only have 1 K-Line smoke pellet left, and doubt if they are made anymore. Arnold