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Offline tpedroni  
#1 Posted : 03 May 2002 03:35:38(UTC)
tpedroni


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I'm wondering if others share my enduring experience of poor performance by Marklin Z locos. Specifically, even though I clean my track frequently (following a previous suggestion in this forum) my locos still seem run "fitfully" around my layout. That is, they start and stop in fits... never really obtaining a constant velocity. There are specific sections of the layout where this is most common; they are small sections (not even entire track sections, so I don't think it's a "contact" issue with a given individual track piece). I've given these sections particular attention with cleaning, but that doesn't really seem to alleviate the problem. I guess my primary question is-- Is this experience typical in Z? I never experience this in Marklin Ho, were option seems to be invariably smooth and even, and least as far as current conduction is concerned.



Offline KLB  
#2 Posted : 03 May 2002 23:23:35(UTC)
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Hi!
Ok,I don't know much about DC or Z but maybe just a few things to check,....
Are all sections of the track getting enough power,check with a meter.Are the loks wheels also clean?If not the dirt on the wheels will be redeposited on the tracks.
Lok maintenance,is everything lubed,cleaned?

Good luck!



Kevin!
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Offline lassepd  
#3 Posted : 24 July 2002 14:50:49(UTC)
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Actually, I've also got a question regarding z-locomotives.. About 'lubing' the locos; what oil should I use to do it? Does everyone recommend märklin oil or will normal sewingmachine oil do?

thx,
-L

Offline KLB  
#4 Posted : 24 July 2002 22:12:18(UTC)
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Hi L,all,
I wouldn't use Märklin oil,because IMHO it has high viscosity and dries out much too quickly.For my HO loks I use Labelle's 108 oil.Many also say that the Faller oil is very good also

Kevin!
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Offline ztrains  
#5 Posted : 28 July 2002 07:41:35(UTC)
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I agree,

Labelle 108 is a great choice. Also in order not to over oil, see if you can get a hypodermic needle. I actually brought one of my locomotives to my dentist to show him what I was using the needle for! It makes small, single drops of oil a breeze!

John
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