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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 12 Jul 2007, 17:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>cheaper and better try automatic gearbox oil -

now...which 'automatic gearbox' oil would that be then?

GM -type oil......or Ford-type oil?

our SAAB 900 auto uses Ford-type in the autobox....but GM - type in the power steering.

there is a distinct difference in the chemical makeup of the two types.....

 

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which brings us nicely back to Gary's suggestion to me about getting a Hornby live steamer?

perhaps a weedkiller train spraying WD40 as the last train of the season?

I would not cover the layout [with plastic sheet]......far better to allow an airflow , even if it is apparently salt-laden?

Is the track the old style metal Marklin stuff?

Like the olf Hornby Dublo 3 rail?

In which case, is the corrosion attacking from underneath?

I would simply spray with a maintenance spray when not using.....first traa to SHOVE a paddy wagon round to wipe the rail surface?

also, perhaps simply running a basic train around more often?.........finding time for yourself?

[marklin being stud contact(?), the scraping action of the pickup shoes is beneficial to cleaning.]
 
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