turnout operation

Discussion in 'Model Rail Operations' started by dougedw4, May 7, 2006.

  1. dougedw4

    dougedw4 New Member

    What is the best way to lubricate turnout throwbars to make them as slippery as possible?

    Doug Edwards
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    You might want to move this post to the Technical Q & A forum to get more response. This forum is used to discuss operating a model railroad in a prototypical manner, so you may not get much traffic here.

    I lube turnouts with a drop of plastic compatible LaBelle oil at each pivot point. When I ballast track, I put a little oil anywhere the points(moveable parts) slide so that ballast won't be glued to interfere with operation. I also use the oil anywhere I don't want ballast glue to stick.

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