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tlnibert

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« on: September 02, 2021, 12:28:20 PM »

In a pinch can fishing reel oil or 3&1 be used on Bachmann engines.
My local hobby shop is 30 miles from me.
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Len

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« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2021, 04:00:17 PM »

If it says 'plastic compatible' somewhere on the container the fishing reel oil should be light enough. Sewing machine oil light and plactic safe, so is okay to use. Apply just a drop where needed using a tooth pick.

Aside from being on the heavy side, 3-in-1 Oil is not recommended because it can attack styrene plastic. Some people say, "But the spout on 3-in-1 oil is plastic.", which is true, But it's high density polypropylene (HDPE), which is a completely different type of plastic than styrene.

Len
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If at first you don't succeed, throw it in the spare parts box.
Trainman203

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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2021, 08:39:37 AM »

And on drive trains, a light specialty grease like labella is good.

Hardy anyone has an LHS anymore.  When I was a kid , mine was in Houston 250 miles from home.  I would make a pilgrimage there on family trips.  I miss it.  Model railroading is internet based now.
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tlnibert

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2021, 01:26:42 PM »

I drove to the hobby shop and I bought a O scale engine.  I forgot the oil and grease   Mother didn't raise any bright children.
Thanks Guys
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Ken Huck

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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2021, 05:44:47 PM »

https://shop.bachmanntrains.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=264_483&products_id=3170

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Ken

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