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Old 06-20-2019, 11:24 PM   #1
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Cleaner and lube

I searched and could not find anything so I'll ask. What cleaner do you recommend for cleaning the gears and motors of engines?

Also what do you recommend for lubing?
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Old 06-20-2019, 11:47 PM   #2
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Labelle brand has good reviews....
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Old 06-21-2019, 01:15 AM   #3
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White grease (lithium) for gearing, and I have used Dextron III Mercon auto transmission fluid on my bearings, pins, and rods for about 15 years now. The latter is paints and plastics safe, and is a superior lubricant for hobbies with mechanical linkages that are small.
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:44 PM   #4
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I use both HobELube (a Woodland Scenics line) and LaBelle for lubricants. I don't know that there is really much difference between brands. I usually buy sales, specials, or lowest price.

For cleaning locos innards: isopropyl alcohol,, 91% strength if I can find it, 70% if not. For exteriors: a soft makeup brush. For track: denatured alcohol.
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