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??? not sure why a evolution would have a smoke unit in it , but anyways its possible that trains were shipped with only a small amount of smoke fluid in them (makes shipping less messy) a bottle of smoke fluid and a few drops of this wonderful stuff is all you should need to get your engine smoking again
First verify wire connections (use a Volt/Ohm meter if you have one). Second, verify RESISTANCE in the smoke unit coil wire. Chances are it will be "Open" and reading zero (0) resistance. Acquire new wiring through eBay or Amazon ... and re-wrap the wiring as per the number of wraps as per your Lionel Repair Manual.
The instructions are sometimes a bit vague: for example, once switched on the train needs to sit and charge before it runs, but that is not very evident from the instructions and many folks spent some frustrating minutes wondering why the train wouldn't move.
Check that you have added the smoke fluid (oil) to the engine and that it has not run dry. The smoke from the engine is generated by a small chamber with a heating element built in. The heating element gets hot as the loco runs and heats the smoke fluid up which in turn creates the steam/smoke. If there is no fluid the heating element can over heat and will smell as you describe. Not sure if your model has a smoke effect on/off switch, if it has switch it off if you do require the smoke effect.
I think you hit the nail on the head with your own question. "filling the smoke stack with oil". Turn the unit upside down and drain COMPLETELY all oil in the smokestack. Generally only a couple of drops are needed. Those drops will smoke until they quit. A couple of drop should smoke at least 10 minutes or more.
If the smoke unit was working, and no longer does, it may be burned out. Did you turn the unit off after running it out of fluid? If not, it will need to be replaced. The switch is behind the smokke box door on the front of the boiler. I'm not sure if the smoke unit is a warranty replacement part, but a check with Bachmann Parts & Services & they will give you an answer. http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/prod_serv.php
Your Locomotive is commonly called the Bumble Bee.
You may have to check if there is power to the heating element. You can also check to see if there is too much fluid. You can also put the engine in neutral and tap the chimney hole a few time to kind of "prime" the smoke unit.