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Engine Maintenance

Frank asks:

“I have several HO engines that have been in storage for a number of years and now will not run. Are there any recommendations as to how to clean or lubricate them and is there information explaining cleaning and maintenance issues?”

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3 Responses to Engine Maintenance

  • Dale says:

    There are many (and even more) videos on YouTube that I would recommend searching there. The main things to remember, however, is taking care in dismantling and reassembling the locos and to use minimal lubricant. Also, make sure the cleaning solutions and lubricants you use are suitable for the materials and are non-corrosive and non-conductive.

  • phil says:

    I agree with Dale’s comments. I would add to take pictures as you go and watch out for springs on the brushes.

  • Frank B says:

    I addition to the above, I recommend compartment plastic boxes to store the parts as you dissassemble.

    Take picture, make diagrams, label everything as you go, and you will soon be rebuilding things with very few left over parts !

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