Re: Mystery Substance
> Hi, I have seen the white substance in some of my locomotives,manufacturer
> the white (creme looking) substance is put by the motor
> to keep the coil wires from shifting. They are usually put at theThanks. It's good to know that motor replacement won't be part of my
> three junctions of a three pole motor.
new-loco maintenance program! None of my other steamers, including
the other (probably younger) 2-8-2, have the white substance.
> When I saw that first IDo
> thought it was the wires that got burnt to ash and hardened......
> not remove it the motor wire might get cut if you try to remove it.Like you, I thought it was a very fine powder like ash, burnt dust,
> Good Luck.
metal oxide, or corrosion salts. I brushed at the white stuff with a
cotton swab to see if any would come loose, without result. So I left
it alone -- I'd rather not touch those fine coil wires with anything
sharper than my elbow. :-)