Just stick to using it as lubrication and not for that other purpose for which many people always seem to be looking for cheap alternatives.
Ought to last a lifetime.....and ditto what Dave said....don’t do that!...........Pat
I use mobile 1, applied with a Q-tip, on my trains. Obviously, you should apply it very sparingly .
Thank you to everyone for answering my question. I been using Labelle but It was only 1.00 marked down from 6.00 on the clearance rack at Wal Mart because the date expired and figured I could use it.
Been using LGB's "special oil" for several decades. It is a synthetic gel oil with a red dye that makes it easy to see when applying. I also use their gear grease, which is also high quality. Both are plastics compatible.
Synthetic 0W-20 may be better than non-synthetic but synthetic single 30W or 40W is better for sticking on gears and sleeve bearings and wheels on model trains. A multi weight oil is good for internal combustion auto engines but not the best for air cooled engines like lawnmowers and train gears.
Charlie’s comments reflect my thoughts on the subject. 0 weight seems very thin to me. But all the weights are tested at 212 degrees F. You might be better off with oils designed specifically for model trains.