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NEvans
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Services and running engines

Postby NEvans » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:45 pm

I have uncovered seven old OO engines in the loft. None have run for at least 18 years. Surprising almost immediately out of the box they have all run. Although to different standards. Been cleaning the wheels, but can I do anything to the actual engines (eg a dollup of WD40)?
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Re: Services and running engines

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:22 pm

Put "WD40" into Search and you will see the answer is a definite "No".

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Re: Services and running engines

Postby MrH » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:46 pm

This may be more helpful or less obliquly so
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQkU18WmuWw
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Re: Services and running engines

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Re: Services and running engines

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:53 pm

Clean away old oil residues with isopropyl alcohol, or meths and re lubricate with a electrolube pen, not 3in1 and definitely don't try to free them up with WD40.
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Re: Services and running engines

Postby Boxcar Willie » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:02 am

And for God's sake don't let oil anywhere near the brushes.

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Re: Services and running engines

Postby NEvans » Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:16 am

Wasn't actually going to use WD40, not that thick honest!

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Re: Services and running engines

Postby 6C » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:45 am

If they are Mainline/Palitoy - only use a quality oil designed for 12v motors - like PecoLube - as heavier multipurpose oils will brealk up the plastic gearing..
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