Re: Cleaners & Lubricants


Graphite powder works but should only be applied where there is a
significant gap between opposing polarities.  I have used in on N Scale
locomotives and ruined one because the axle to wheel insulator was
extremely thin.  Arcing occurred which created a permanent carbon
short.  Where is works it can be a god send.

For track work I have used artist graphite sticks.  This solves the
problem with the powder.  It is a lubricant and so will reduce pulling
power if you have grades.

Best Regards,

Ken Harstine

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