Re: NTS report, Day 2...(OT)..track protection
- Jack, and the list:
> Also, have you ever tried something called LPS-1? It is a contact cleaner,with
> lubricant that conducts electricity. I wipe a tiny amount on the track
> my fingertip. It works better than any amount of track cleaning, in myI've seen that done before. It appears to work well.
> experience. I have tried WD40, but it didn't work the same.
WD40?? Arrrrrgh !!! That's an petro based oil !!! Leave that in the garage
for cars. The propellant is propane, so if you are a smoker, you are just
asking for a "close shave" of your beard and eyelashes when the fireball
explodes in your face.
In N scale, it is more common to use Wahl Barber Oil for the same purpose.
Commonly found at Sally Beauty Supply stores all over the USA (ask your wife
where one is, ladies will know). Applied by putting one drop on the the end
of the index finger, then touching the track every 3 feet (meter) lightly,
all round. Likewise, it improves conductivity for many weeks without causing
I'm not sure what it is chemically, but its used to lubricate electric hair
clippers in barber shops, without being greasy (and cause cut hair to stick
to the blades). It looks like clear water. Who discovered it? No one seems
to know. Its been used in N scale so long, the generation that discovered it
has long since gone to the roundhouse in the sky. It started before
nickle-sliver track was available, and track cleaning lasted about 30 minutes
in those days.
An 80 cent bottle will last for several lifetimes.