I have a 1997 Lionel 763e New York Central J1-e Hudson Steam Locomotive w/ Vanderbilt Tender, 6-18056. The smoke unit stopped smoking a few years after I bought it so I sent it to Lionel for a very costly repair. It came back and worked well for about a year and half and stopped working again. I've tried everything but to no avail. I'd like to replace it with a fan-powered unit if I can. I've seen many different opinions on what to use and how to do it, but I'd rather put my trust with fellow OGR members. Can someone tell me if this is possible? If so, what fan-powered smoke unit will fit and work in this train? Any help is most appreciated.
~ Bill C, Wayne, NJ