N-scale Layout

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Petervan, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. Petervan

    Petervan Member

    [​IMG] I am working on a N-scale layout since April of 2005. I have pictures would anyone like to see them. please tell me what think. I also have Question some of my engines is stutering
    how wood I clean them?
  2. dwight77

    dwight77 Member

    Where are the pictures......let us see them
  3. Oroka

    Oroka Member

    Stuttering? Ummm... I am no expert with hardware, but I would think the most likely cause would be a dirty track, which is causing the train not to get power in small spots, but the train's momentum carrys it past the dirty spot.

    That is my theory atleast.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    We love pictures! Feel free to post them! I concur on the possibility your track is dirty although you can clean your engine's wheels as well by wetting a paper towel or a piece of clean cloth with isopropyl alcohol, placing it on a track (I spike my cloth down tightly over the rails), and letting your loco's wheels spin on the wet cloth. You'll immediately see black streaks on the towel or cloth and your loco will run better.
  5. Oroka

    Oroka Member

    Yes, unless you have incredibly dirty tracks, dirty wheels make much more sense. Good call Ralph!
  6. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way


    look at the answer I gave you in your post here regarding posting pics and moving that thread. I want to move it for you so unless I hear from you otherwise, I'm going to move it to the Tech forum. You should also find a link to how to post pictures on the Gauge in my reply.
  7. 3railguy

    3railguy Member

    An Atlas maintenance kit that includes grease, oil, and lubricating contact cleaner is a good investment along with a tube of MASS metal polish to clean wheel wiper strips. I tear down my engines and using a track eraser, scrub all the metal contact parts with these cleaners. I scrub gears and power truck frames with Dawn detergent and a toothbrush, rinse, and let air dry. Once everthing is dry I re-assemble it all with dabs of grease and oil on the moving parts with a round pointed tooth pick. Use only slight amounts of grease and oil. Otherwise, they gum wreak havok on everthing.

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