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What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« on: March 09, 2014, 02:51:08 PM »
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Well, what do you use on a regular basis?  I had an old combo pack of Labelle that a couple of tubes started leaking and I had to toss the whole thing.
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 02:55:44 PM »
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 03:56:38 PM »
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Jim Beam Black.
I also try to keep some Blantons around for special occasions.
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 04:07:06 PM »
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Jim Beam Black.
I also try to keep some Blantons around for special occasions.

Good man.

I'm also a Bulleit fan, if you haven't given it a try, you should. It's got a higher rye content in its mashbill, and generally my go-to bourbon. I keep trying to find a replacement, and I keep coming back.

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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 04:07:35 PM »
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On a serious note...

I keep some Remington gun oil around, and some powdered graphite.

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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 11:47:58 PM »
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OK, a serious answer for you. For plastic gears in trucks, and motor bearings, I use Hobby Lube Premium lite oil HL662, from Woodland scenics. For worms on motor shafts, I use Labelle 106 white grease with "ptfe" (?) It is plastic compatible too.
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 06:57:07 AM »
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Labelle 108, Atlas Conductalube for end-axle pickups (highly recommend!), Neolube for steam side rods, which is just graphite.   There's some old Labelle gear oil somewhere but I don't use it on Delrin.   On 'old brass' to 'old brass' I still use a bit of Vaseline.

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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 02:09:52 PM »
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 08:48:45 PM »
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Thank you for the info.
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 09:22:05 PM »
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Astroglide.
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2014, 01:56:41 AM »
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I have
Labelle 102 (gear oil), 106 (white grease with PTFE), and 108 (light oil).

Also graphite powder (Microtrains) for couplers.

But to be perfectly honest, I avoid using them all (except maybe the graphite) as much as possible.
Oil and grease are the Devil as far as I'm concerned.  They trick you into making mechanisms run
better for a while, only to punish you later by accumulating more dirt and not really solving the problem.

With our mechs all having nice smooth brass and delrin gear meshes and
bronze bearing blocks, usually the problem really needs to be solved with smoothing or alignment corrections,
not by slathering on oil.  If I have brass gear to brass gear meshes, the grease is necessary.
And motor bearings need a drop of light oil once in a great while.

But I still say oil is the Devil.


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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2014, 02:05:35 AM »
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While I agree that meshing gears made from slippery plastic (Delrin) do not require additional lubrication, metal-to-metal contact does need lubrication. Even metal worm to Delrin worm gear benefits from a bit of lubrication.
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2014, 07:58:32 AM »
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2014, 03:03:28 PM »
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Astroglide.

I always thought of you as a KY guy...
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Re: What lubricant do you keep in stock?
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2014, 08:48:43 PM »
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Astroglide.

Tried that once, the darn loco kept changing direction, backward, forward, faster and faster until it jumped straight up in the air and fell  back to the roadbed  twitching uncontrollably until it finally went limp and smoke started to come out of the grills. ever since that, have stuck with LaBelle :D
(the way the question is worded, wondering why it took 9 posts before Dave chimed in!!!!)
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