Re: New poll for z_scale
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, zbendtrack@a... wrote:
> which axle came from what slot, and which wheel was on which side.
> mix-and-match or reverse the direction the gear runs in. Bad.
> bad. There's a 80% chance that I will hear from you, if you mix up
the axles or
> their orientation.
I agree with you that anything taken apart should be put back
together the same way for best results, but I'm curious - what
exactly is so critical about the axles? Is it the gear mesh that
holds the axle slightly away from topping out in the slots; are they
supposed to ride in the tops instead of the sides of the slots? Or
do they bind if incorrect gear mesh presses them tightly to the
bottom of the sideframe? Or is it a set in the gear teeth from long
> When you put the axles back in the cups, put a drop of Atlas
> each axle as it sits in the cup, and wiggle the axle back for forth
to work it
> in. Put the sideframes back on. Do not lubricate the axles or
> oils. The Conductalube acts as the only lubricant you need. 1/8th
of a drop of
> your favorite oil can go on the gears at this point. Done.
Never tried Conductalube, never even heard of it till you mentioned
it (thanks - always something new to learn!). The Atlas website
doesn't say much about its characteristics. What is it's resistance
in a thin layer? How often does this need to be done? Does the
Conductalube dry out, wear off, or collect dirt and lose
conductivity? Is it thick enough to bridge the gap between axle and
slot when the wheel rides a low point on the track? And finally -
any idea why MT doesn't put it in at the factory?
- This is a general business marketing poll. It will be a typical cost like you have been paying.
Jeff MSF Bay Area ZPortion, large, of my decision would be what roads would made. Those of us in the eastern part of the US to be all western railroads. I have voiced my feelings concerning the making of road switchers before. Those of us with small radius curved layouts need to have engines which not only look good, unlike the "wide cabs and the SD 40-2s" goping thru our curves and exiting our tunnels. Lee Barry, CEO/CFO LZPMRR