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I have a Lionel 6-38010 clinchfield challenger that only smokes in reverse.

I have not taken the boiler off yet to check it out. Have any of you ever seen this before? No smoke motor at idle or moving forward. Only time the smoke motor will turn on is in reverse.

Any advice on what to check first would be great.

Thanks everyone,


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Ditch lights?  Do you mean the ground inspection lights?  I've wired these to the output of the Chuff-Generator for automatic operation.  I'd use a relay if you're going to keep all the incandescent lights as that would be a bit much for the FET on the Chuff-Generator.  The Chuff-Generator automatically turns off the ground lights at around 10 scale MPH.

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