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QUOTE (Edwin @ 7 Jul 2008, 09:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks. Back to graphiting the wheels of the hopper wagons and looking at whether I can re-design the layout to reduce gradient!

Hi Edwin,

Do i gather you are graphiting the wheels on the hoppers to gain a smoother running wagon ? a product i have found is 'grease em' from 'kadee' no 231. a dry graphite powder sold in tubes, (£1.90)

A word of caution though do the hoppers over a sheet of paper and not near the layout as it is sparkly and would look out of place if transferred to the layout
.... any excess i place in a screw top bottle for later use.
 

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QUOTE (Edwin @ 8 Jul 2008, 07:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks for this useful hint - I think there is some of this in my unopened trial pack of Mictrotrains couplers so I'll give it a go when I obtain that essential tool the round tuit. It's not so much making them smoother, more that some of the wheels don't turn very freely.

Your welcome Edwin,

Here is the 'grease em' http://nick--orwin.photoblog.me.uk/p51813890.html

More info please on 'that essential tool the round tuit'
 
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