Poor Smoking from Lionel 1999 6-18085 New Haven 4-6-2 Steamer

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Poor Smoking from Lionel 1999 6-18085 New Haven 4-6-2 Steamer
Posted by Jim Dauphinais on Saturday, January 06, 2018 1:09 PM

I just recently purchased a used 1999 Lionel 6-18085 New Haven 4-6-2 Steamer.   It's a Lionel LLC remake of the Postwar 2065 Hudson with a can motor and Signal Sounds.

It is is excellent condition appearance wise (not a paint chip anywhere!), runs well and Signal Soudns is working fine.  I am running it under covnentional power with a Lionel Powerhouse/Powermaster.

All good so far, except it is very poorly smoking.  Just a very small wiff from the stack and that is it even when running the engine under fairly high speed for a while.  I am using Lionel's current unscented smoke fluid.  I tried 4 drops at first and then tried another 6.  Didn't seem to help.

Any suggestions on where to start?

The previous owner had the Smoke switch on when I reoved it and for some reason the tender was set on Railsounds rather than Signal Sounds (I am only hearing the bell and whistle out of it -- So, I doubt it has the Railsound upgrade installed).

Thanks,

Jim Dauphinais

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