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Offline lmedberry  
#1 Posted : 18 May 2015 07:09:28(UTC)

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I tried to do a search but it left me without any good information.

What does everyone use for lubricating oil. For Marklin trains and slot cars both Faller and Marklin. Any advise will be very helpful.

Offline NZMarklinist  
#2 Posted : 18 May 2015 08:12:05(UTC)

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Hi Lance,

For you in the USA the answer is very easy, Labelle's ! ThumpUp
If you do a search it is available in other parts of the world, particularly the UK !

see; http://www.con-cor.com/lablubes.htm

I use 107 for Locomotives, 108 for rolling stock, and 102 on metal gears, particularly the older style Marklin gears, it does help quieten them

For Plastic gears on Marklin I use the 106 Grease with PTFE.

However read their web page, it seems there have been some recent improvements !

I also recommend the Trix 66626 Grease for Modern Marklin Metal Gears, but it is good on the older ones also ThumpUp
I also use the Trix grease on the newer Locos where recommended Wink
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Offline lmedberry  
#3 Posted : 19 May 2015 07:01:57(UTC)

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Hi NZMarklinist,

That looks like the perfect oil and easy to get. Thank you very much!

Offline Tomgi  
#4 Posted : 18 August 2015 17:51:43(UTC)

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So. what's used in Europe then? If for some reason you can't get Labelle's.
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Offline BrandonVA  
#5 Posted : 17 September 2015 22:34:04(UTC)

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Originally Posted by: Tomgi Go to Quoted Post
So. what's used in Europe then? If for some reason you can't get Labelle's.

I use Labelle's mostly too, very good stuff (various weights for both Marklin and LGB).

Others may disagree, but the newest Marklin oil (in the white bottle with black lid) also seems to work fine, but their applicator leaves a bit to be desired. Normally I will use a needle or toothpick to apply it instead of trying to apply it out of the dropper on the bottle.

If you search the forum there is a lot of discussion about oils. Some like Faller, etc. Most likely as long as you lubricate correctly (not too much) any brand will work fine. The screw drive units that use grease are a bit more tricky.

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