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Thank you. That's what I was afraid of.  I've done a fair number of gearbox lube jobs, but none in such tight quarters.   I'll take a picture to help with replacing all the boards and wiring, since I'm guessing there is no exploded view from K-line.   Would Brasseur's possibly have any board that I might damage in the process?  (I'm being overly-cautious because this is a favorite engine of the leader of our train club, and is running 4 hrs/day on a Christmas "train garden"...as they are called around Baltimore.)    

Fred Crider

OK John thanks. That's helpful and reassuring.    FYI, I use Lucas white lithium grease in gearboxes. I've been using Mobil1 0-20w for side rod linkages, contact rollers and rolling stock axles ,  but am I am now thinking that might be too light for the constant running of  the engines & rolling stock on the Christmas garden display. Do you have any recommendations?

     John, I'm guessing that you are the source that Don Lockwood at MTH referred me to.  I'm glad to have made that connection. I will try to keep my questions to a minimum, but I really appreciate your help.

  Fred Crider

I use plain 5W20 motor oil for rods and axles, works fine and doesn't gum up like a lot of lubricants.  I currently use Red-N-Tacky for gears.  I personally think it's more important to have any lubricant on things, and the exact type isn't as important.

I actually dropped an ERR Cruise Commander "M" into my A-5's to give them better speed control, really makes a difference in running.  It's pretty cool to see the two little guys pulling a string of cars around.

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