MTH 20-3043-1 PRR T1 Duplex (Smoke unit question)

This is my new MTH T1. This is the early model with Proto Sound or Proto Sound 1 and it is amazing. Has PFA announcements, green marker lights, red backup lights, a cab light, and a really good smoke unit. The only thing is that the smoke only come out of one stack. I opened it up to see if it has a cone to direct the smoke out of both and it does, but still only comes out of one. Any ideas on how to make it come out of both.IMG_20190220_093142936IMG_20190220_093106501IMG_20190220_093116573

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The only way to "try" to equalize it is to reshape the cone, this is a pretty common issue with a number of models, both MTH and Lionel.

Sid's Trains posted:
gunrunnerjohn posted:

The only way to "try" to equalize it is to reshape the cone, this is a pretty common issue with a number of models, both MTH and Lionel.

I had an idea of splitting the hole with a piece of brass plate to make it come out evenly.

That sounds like a good idea, like a little piece of brass as a deflector to push some of the smoke up the back stack. Even when it's working correctly, it looks a little weird because the smoke shoots forward out the front stack. I still really like the model though of course.

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