What oil does a Lionel train take?
In closing, don’t use 3-in-1, WD40 or cooking oils. Instead, use a dedicated model train lubricant such as Gaugemaster’s lubrication fluid or Labelle oil and greases and your engines and rolling stock will run smoother, longer and more reliably.
How often should you lubricate model trains?
every 6-12 months
Under normal running circumstances, every 6-12 months should suffice. Of course if you’re running your trains far more than the average modeler (say at a club or display layout), the frequency should be increased.
How do you clean vintage Lionel train tracks?
Cleanup. For medium-duty cleaning, an old toothbrush and/or a Scotch-Brite pad with a paste of Bar Keeper’s Friend and a little water is the traditional method. It’s effective. It can remove dirt and even light surface rust, and leaves the rails bright and shiny.
What is Lionel smoke fluid made of?
For the most basic train smoke fluid, there’s only one thing you need: mineral oil. If this doesn’t sound familiar to you, it’s commonly called paraffin oil in the US. This is easily found at any drugstore or most supermarkets as it is commonly marketed as a laxative.
What kind of oil do you use on a sewing machine?
You should use only oil designed for sewing machines on your machine. Sewing machine oil is a white mineral oil, meaning it is clear and has no smell. The oil has a light viscosity and will not collect on the machine’s gears.
Can You Grease the gears on a Lionel Loco?
I’ve been greasing (usually with Labelle 106 grease) the external and internal gears on all of my locos – Modern and Postwar Lionel, MTH, and Williams for 25 years and have never had an issue. I think if the grease was going to cause something to go wrong, it would’ve done so years ago.
What type of oil do you use in your Loco?
I use a synthetic oil like Mobile l (or cheaper one) for oiling wheels and armature bearings etc. I’ve been greasing (usually with Labelle 106 grease) the external and internal gears on all of my locos – Modern and Postwar Lionel, MTH, and Williams for 25 years and have never had an issue.
What type of oil for LaBelle 107?
LaBelle 107 is a synthetic medium weight motor oil. Probably a 20 weight would be equivalent. I also use red n tacky on my exposed gears. I put it on only 5 or 6 teeth and let the rotation of the gears carry it to the other teeth.
What type of grease to use on gears?
I’ll keep greasing! Metal gears need grease. Red N Tacky works well and does not get hard and looks like oil when on. A synthetic grease may be better. I use a synthetic oil like Mobile l (or cheaper one) for oiling wheels and armature bearings etc.