“Best tip ever as far as I am concerned. Use a few drops of hair clipper oil on the wheels of your loco, run it around the layout, the tracks are clean, and the trains should run smoothly for months.
Remember only a few drops, too much and you will get wheel slippage on any grades.
One day I was cleaning my engines and thought there had to be a way you could use both hands to work on them. I found a piece of foam about 1.5″ thick and cut a 1.25″ thick trough in it. Now I can turn my engines and cars upside down so I can us a keyboard vacuum and clean them and lubricate them using both hands. It holds everything securely and makes it easier to work on them and I don’t have to worry about them getting scratched up.
Remember the problem Dave had with his track? If not, it’s here.
And here’s his update:
“Hi Al , I did get a problem with those points the following day , so decided to try the Peco points as shown in this video it seems to have cured the problem , as shown the guide rail is shorter , so maybe this is the answer , also a good tip for girder work on Bridge scenics…
We all get problems so it helps with different solutions…