Smoke fluid

Pat K posted:

I just had my smoke unit serviced and it smoked at the dealers shop and when I came home. It is not working.

the switch is on.   This is a Lionel 3465 Hudson jr.   do I need to add a lot or a little bit?   

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How much are you adding? 20-30 drops in a fan driven smoke unit is usually enough. 

Santa Fe, All the Way

Pat,

We have used Mega-Steam and MTH fluid older than that with no issues. As Jon mentioned, the puffer unit would work best with less fluid. You have engine 6-18697? This is from the manual:

Your locomotive is equipped with a smoke generator that produces safe, clean, white smoke during operation. The smoke generator requires the periodic addition of Lionel smoke fluid in order to function. Pierce the tube end with a pin, then add four to eight drops of fluid directly into the locomotive’s stack. Smoke production will commence momentarily, faster if you run your locomotive at speed. When smoke production wanes, add more fluid (four to eight drops)

It may take awhile to eliminate the excess fluid and begin smoking.

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