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Offline hornbeam

Gearbox maintenance
« on: February 25, 2017, 08:31:22 AM »
Morning,

Now I have a few locos with GRS motor gearboxes that I'm running I'm wondering how to ensure I keep them running well. What type of grease do people use and how often do you top it up? Do you clean the gears if so what with, or do I just let them run and run without needing to worry?

Thanks

Simon

Offline John Candy

Re: Gearbox maintenance
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 09:32:01 AM »
Simon,
I lubricate mine with a mixture of LGB grease and Tamiya Molybdenum grease (and sometimes also squirt some Molyslip using a syringe).
Keep them well oiled and greased....they are notoriously fragile...... the gear wheels get chewed up without a lot of provocation!
John
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Offline hornbeam

Re: Gearbox maintenance
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 03:23:25 PM »
Thank John, most helpful.