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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2020, 04:55:16 PM »
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I sometimes lightly go over the edges of the  gear teeth with 1500 grit sandpaper. The objective being to take off any flash and slightly bevel the edges. My theory being that doing so is a “acceleration” of the breaking in or out process, gear wise.  I have found this to loosen the trucks up and slightly decrease noise. It’s pretty subtle though.

As an experiment on a particularly noisy RS-1, I got pretty aggressive, and beveled them quite a bit. It did help make it quieter, but the bigger culprit in this case, was the alignment between the worm gear and the main gear.

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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2020, 05:29:26 PM »
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Make sure to use your CG N Scale Assembly Trays for part management!  :D  ;)


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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2020, 08:06:51 PM »
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Yep.  Without that tray there would be no way of knowing how to put that thing back together....   :lol:

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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2020, 08:19:30 PM »
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Yep.  Without that tray there would be no way of knowing how to put that thing back together....   :lol:

I don't need no stinkin' trays!  Real men don't use those!    :D ;) :trollface:



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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2020, 10:11:35 PM »
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I happen to think it's a useful product @Mark W and if I were in taking apart Lokie mode, I'd use it.
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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2020, 11:31:13 PM »
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I happen to think it's a useful product @Mark W and if I were in taking apart Lokie mode, I'd use it.

I agree - I was joking.
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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #21 on: February 14, 2020, 01:56:05 AM »
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Even if you don't need it to remember how to put the thing back together, it looks like a good way to keep from losing a part.  Even the experts run that risk.
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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2020, 10:03:38 AM »
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Well, yeah, I always degrease a new locomotive, then relube with Labelle*.

* I once was given a thimble full of sperm wale oil by someone that had legal access to it (from a wale that washed up on the beach).  I cleaned one of my locomotives, lubed with labelle, ran it around for a while to warm up, and then measured the current draw.  I then recleaned it, oiled with the sperm wale oil, and retried the run.  The run with the sperm oil drew 10% less current to run at the same speed.


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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2020, 09:28:13 PM »
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Well, what else was I going to do with it?  I didn't have enough to put in my transmission, and we'd already burned some in an oil lamp.  I did oil some teak with some.
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Re: Thought on breaking in
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2020, 10:04:45 PM »
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Well, what else was I going to do with it?  I didn't have enough to put in my transmission, and we'd already burned some in an oil lamp.  I did oil some teak with some.

I heard that whale blubber makes excellent skin moisturizer.  :D
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