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Old 02-17-2016, 11:34 PM   #1
lonewolfwalker
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Hello everyone

I am new to this world and have a
GE AC4400Cw the drive wheel make
sound like they are dry. ? How and
what type of oil would I use.

thank you

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Old 02-18-2016, 07:21 AM   #2
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New? Used? Scale/gauge?

For a modern O gauge diesel, I use one or two drops of Labelle 107 or Excelle heavy on each bearing. Some folks use Mobile 1 for bearings. Also a drop on each side of the pickup roller. The gears get a dab or two of Labelle 106 or Excelle NLGI1. Some folks use red and tacky for gears.
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:09 PM   #3
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Sorry the engine is new about 6 hrs is all that's on And it is N gauge
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Old 03-22-2016, 03:12 AM   #4
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Welcome to MTF, lonewolfwalker, glad you're here.

The reason to use oil specially made for today's loco's is the formula will not disturb the plastic gears.
Regular oil will eat away at plastic, destroying your gears.

I myself use LaBelle 102. I found it sticky enough to adhere to the gears while the trains are running.
No oily tracks to clean.
Make sure you wipe up as much excess as possible, that helps also.
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