Just received this engine. My first impression is MEH. It looks great. The whistle sounds good but the chuff is a little cheesy. I think I'll keep her and run it for a while.
I'm going to assume that she has never been greased since new. I stuck a wooden toothpick down one of the holes to see what came out. It was not grease, per se, but a yellowish and oily substance.
What should I do? I have a can of Valvoline DuraBlend Sem-Synthetic Grease around the house. Will that work?