break in

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by belg, Apr 24, 2003.

  1. belg

    belg Member

    Also found an article on loco break-in. Two questions here which oil would you guys recommend for this I have several Kato's, Atlas and 1 life like which have never been run the Kato are my pride and joy "The" big boy and also the proto of the consolidated 2-8-0 steam loco UP.Also does the takeoff for the contact vary betwwen loco's,because it said to hook up power while laying in a work cradle.Cradle I understand but the rest is still a mystery.:confused: :confused: :confused:
  2. Wyomingite

    Wyomingite Member

    Hi Belg,

    As for your question on lubercating your engines Labelle makes a light oil and a medium grease. The oil for the motor shafts and the grease for the worm gears. It does'nt harm plastic either. Keep in mind a little goes a long way. Ron :)

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