Reply to "Lionel Legacy PA forgetting ID"

Bryant Dunivan 111417 posted:
JamesRx posted:

Pete that was just the last straw...the set had other problems already...the units don't run straight on the track..really weird but true...the lead A has a loud ticking sound at all times...checked rollers, gears, etc...can't eliminate it no matter what I try. And as for oiling the rollers..some say you should NEVER do that, but I would try it if that were the only problem. 

I remember MTH stating that rollers should be oiled to allow better conductivity to minimize light flicker in passenger cars.  From my experience, what they instruct is true.  I agree with Norton.  I oil all of my rollers with 3 in 1 PTFE.  I think the oil has Teflon.  Works for me.  Put red and tacky on the gears and it should be very smooth.  I do this with all of my engines and cars as I unpack them.  Has not failed me yet.  I hope yours comes around.  Work on 1 problem at a time.  I think the engines are beautiful and would hate to see an engine lose its home and obviously a passionate train collector.

Bryant thank you so much for your reply. I was actually starting to put them back in the box, but you have inspired me. I could learn a lot from good folks like you and Norton (Pete). I'm going to keep them and see if I can't fix them myself. Thanks again!

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