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Offline sudibarba  
#1 Posted : 13 March 2010 07:05:50(UTC)
sudibarba

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Posts: 876
Location: Augusta, GA USA
A small issue, but it bothers me as I have not found a solution I like. On the flat drum motors some (all?) have an oil reserve that feeds the armature shaft. There is a piece of fiber in the cup that holds the oil. What do you (or Marklin) use as the fiber media that sits in the cup? I've tried a number of things but not found one that seems to be like the original.

Thanks,
Eric
Offline Brakepad  
#2 Posted : 15 March 2010 02:16:26(UTC)
Brakepad

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Joined: 25/08/2008(UTC)
Posts: 633
Location: Montlouis sur Loire, France
Hallo Eric,

I've been using some foam cuttings from a scrubber. The foam should be slightly larger than the cup so it's kept tight in place.

I've overhauled several locomotives with this "system", it works well and keeps the oil for a long time:

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check out http://maerklin-back-on-track.blogspot.com if you like to see how old Märklin locos are brought back into life! (in spanish by the moment)
Offline sudibarba  
#3 Posted : 15 March 2010 02:49:12(UTC)
sudibarba

United States   
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Posts: 876
Location: Augusta, GA USA
Brakepad wrote:
Hallo Eric,

I've been using some foam cuttings from a scrubber. The foam should be slightly larger than the cup so it's kept tight in place.

I've overhauled several locomotives with this "system", it works well and keeps the oil for a long time:

UserPostedImage

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Thanks, I have looked at scrubbers over here but they mostly have longer fibers after I cut them. Will keep looking for something like those. Need a brand name but may not be available in USA.

Eric
Offline Darren W  
#4 Posted : 15 March 2010 03:36:43(UTC)
Darren W

Canada   
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Posts: 635
Location: Alberta
How about using felt from a crafting store? You should be able to buy a small piece that would last a long time.

Darren
Offline sudibarba  
#5 Posted : 15 March 2010 05:20:13(UTC)
sudibarba

United States   
Joined: 28/07/2006(UTC)
Posts: 876
Location: Augusta, GA USA
Darren Watalla wrote:
How about using felt from a crafting store? You should be able to buy a small piece that would last a long time.

Darren


Sounds like a good idea. Have plently of green felt that I use on the inside backside of the display cases I make. This topic may seem silly to most but I already have learned all about digital conversions, 6021's, CS1, Cs2 and a lot of other stuff on the forum. Little things are of interest now.

Thanks,
Eric
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