N scale locomotive cleaning

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by kinggargantuan, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. kinggargantuan

    kinggargantuan New Member

    Mar 10, 2008
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    I picked up a set of N scale stuff on Saturday that included 3 locomotives.

    One of the steam engines gears/wheels dont want to turn and when I took it's cap off, it has that worm gear which also doesnt always turn when the wheels are put to the track.

    Another one i have, diesel, "works" but it's very jumpy and loud. maybe just needs oil?

    Any tips on cleaning/maintenance of N scale locos? The HO scale ones I have dont seem to have as many visible gears on them so i'm a little leery of taking these N scale apart.

    Thanks in advance.