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We are in need of the smoker unit for a Lionel Wabash 8604 locomotive. The # on the part is 236-54. The train is from the early 1980's.

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Answer a number of questions:
Is the tranformer power adequate for the train and is it a working tranformer?
Will the train run by connecting the wires directly to the two points of the train (wheels and center rail connector)?
Are the tracks new?
Is the lockon new?

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Lionel Polar Express Berkshire Locomotive will only go in reverse

No doubt the transistor in the motor controller inside the engine is shorted TIP31C Q6 If you have the skills you can repair the unit. Parts are cheap, like 50 cents. Expense is shipping. Have repaired at least one that had the probblem you describe
good luck

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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This train set is very particular and getting it to work each Christmas is a family tradition in frustration. First you must make sure that all the pieces of track are connected properly and that the track is perfectly symmetrical and flat. We double-check the battery positions every year and find one in wrong. There are + and - signs, but they're hard to see; use a flashlight. There is a black toggle switch below and behind the red stack that toggles forward (to make the train go forward) and backwards (reverse); straight out perpendicular to the train is the "stop" position. Also, you have to start at a stop/switch station. One other note: behind the red stack, there is a smaller black stack. If you turn this, you can make smoke come out of the stack. I think I remember someone suggesting a drop of cooking oil. Hope this helps!!! Hope you get it set up for Christmas!!!

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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the train does not run in daylight.....when one places the remote over the engine protecting the senor from sun the engine will start 10seconds after the sounds...I was very disappointed that it would not run in daylight. I'm looking for a method to rewire the system to work in daylight....maybe bypassing the control card.

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I have uploaded the On Track manual to scribd.com.
Look here:
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or search for lionel_on_track.pdf

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