- 24 Oct 2009
Like most I use "Steam Oil" for the lubricator, but what oil does every one use for the wheels, rods and generally where all the movements are on the chassis?
BLue 3-in-1 is what is known as "turbine" oil - designed for bearings on electric motors (e.g. fans) or small steam engines. I use that on my locomotives. I also have a bottle of synthetic oil (like Mobil 1) packaged for modelling that I found on amazon, and I now use that everywhere except the lubricator.Blue can 3-in-1 is good. Red can 3-in-21 is also good. Car lube oil is good. Any medium-weight lube oil is good. So long as it is metal on metal. The old Singer Sewing machine oil worked for me when I got starting into big scale railways, back in the seventies, but without a Singer store to buy it from................