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What do you guys use to lube n scale gears. I know larger scales people like super red tack but i think its too thick for n. Maybe graphite powder?
 

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What do you guys use to lube n scale gears. I know larger scales people like super red tack but i think its too thick for n. Maybe graphite powder?


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I use Labele #106 plastic compatible grease and/or #108 oil.

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What do you guys use to lube n scale gears. I know larger scales people like super red tack but i think its too thick for n. Maybe graphite powder?
In really large scales, up to and including 1:1, perhaps. Labelle's or Hob-E- Lub are both designed for model trains and will work. A dry lube isn't going to hold up as well as a viscous liquid grease will.

Don't overlube it. A tiny dollop applied with a toothpick will do it.
 

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N-scale Bachmann loco... E-Z Lube Light Gear Oil # 99984

What do you guys use to lube n scale gears. I know larger scales people like super red tack but i think its too thick for n. Maybe graphite powder?
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I just bought a new N-scale Bachmann loco. I plan to use Bachmann E-Z Lube Light Gear Oil (Item # 99984). I agree DO NOT use too much! One drop per gear is plenty. "Plastic compatible" is also important!
 
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