Lionel 6-38597 F-3 Smoke Unit

You can solder it but it will not last. Note that it is a Nichrome wire so soldering it will be very tough. Also you can guess what will happen when the wire gets hot... I have a first release Allegheny that does the same thing... now where did I put those spare fasteners...

 

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J Daddy posted:

You can solder it but it will not last. Note that it is a Nichrome wire so soldering it will be very tough. Also you can guess what will happen when the wire gets hot... I have a first release Allegheny that does the same thing... now where did I put those spare fasteners...

 

Thank you. In case I lose any, would these work? 

Matt 

The Lead is not nichrome.  The resistive wiring is and attached to assembly end piece.  MTH Resistor all solder in and so do many other Lionel engines.  So yes you can. G

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Well, if you have the wrong size resistor and draw a lot of current it may be possible, and typically manufactures use a different type of solder for smoke elements.  Higher melting point.  Plus if resistor is too close to joint or a resistive joint, that might do it.  G

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