Gear / transmission oil

Gear / transmission oil

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:16 pm

Can someone recommend a good gear and transmission oil or grease? Something available at an average hardware store?
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Re: Gear / transmission oil

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:45 pm

I assume that you need something that is plastic safe....

I use Labelle 107 oil for most of my lubrication needs for model trains, and graphite for certain applications (such as the gear towers used with the PVM motor kits.)
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Re: Gear / transmission oil

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:57 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:I assume that you need something that is plastic safe....

I use Labelle 107 oil for most of my lubrication needs for model trains, and graphite for certain applications (such as the gear towers used with the PVM motor kits.)


Plastic safe yes. Can you give me a link to the above?
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Re: Gear / transmission oil

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:03 pm

I have always bought Labelle oil in person. Factory Direct Trains has it, as do many other online train/hobby stores.

I know that TrainMaster Models in Buford, GA has some (they used to be just down the road from the Southeastern Railroad Museum in Duluth). http://trainmastermodels.com/

I prefer to buy in person if I can, using online resources if unable to get what I need from a hobby shop. (Or, as of late, because I refuse to put more money into the ct economy than absolutely necessary).
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Re: Gear / transmission oil

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:20 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:I know that TrainMaster Models in Buford, GA has some (they used to be just down the road from the Southeastern Railroad Museum in Duluth). http://trainmastermodels.com/



Damn it, I was just there yesterday (I just realized I need oil today while working on a loco). Oh well, I guess I'll pick some up next time I go. They moved north though and it's about a 45 minute drive for me so I don't go very often.

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Re: Gear / transmission oil

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:27 pm

I am pretty sure that other hobby shops carry the oil as well.

I distinctly remember seeing the oil there when we did some shopping there during last year's vacation, and we tried to arrange to meet up with you either at TrainMaster or at the South Eastern Railroad museum that day, but scheduling did not work out....
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Re: Gear / transmission oil

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:29 pm

No other shops man. Not a single one. Everything went out of business last year. :thumbdown:
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Re: Gear / transmission oil

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:48 pm

ConducTTor wrote:No other shops man. Not a single one. Everything went out of business last year. :thumbdown:

Even Hobbytown USA?

I know it's a bit of a drive, but I am quite sure that Allison Performance Hobbies in Newnan, GA has Labelle oil, and it is still around.
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Re: Gear / transmission oil

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:51 pm

AngrySailor302 wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:No other shops man. Not a single one. Everything went out of business last year. :thumbdown:

Even Hobbytown USA?

I know it's a bit of a drive, but I am quite sure that Allison Performance Hobbies in Newnan, GA has Labelle oil, and it is still around.


I would guess HobbyTown is still around. I'm never up that way so no idea.
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Re: Gear / transmission oil

Postby areibel » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:16 pm

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Damn it, I was just there yesterday (I just realized I need oil today while working on a loco). Oh well, I guess I'll pick some up next time I go. They moved north though and it's about a 45 minute drive for me so I don't go very often.

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