turnout operation

Discussion in 'Model Rail Operations' started by dougedw4, May 7, 2006.

  1. dougedw4

    dougedw4 New Member

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    What is the best way to lubricate turnout throwbars to make them as slippery as possible?

    Doug Edwards
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    You might want to move this post to the Technical Q & A forum to get more response. This forum is used to discuss operating a model railroad in a prototypical manner, so you may not get much traffic here.

    I lube turnouts with a drop of plastic compatible LaBelle oil at each pivot point. When I ballast track, I put a little oil anywhere the points(moveable parts) slide so that ballast won't be glued to interfere with operation. I also use the oil anywhere I don't want ballast glue to stick.