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Author Topic: Sticking Kato Points problem - Solution  (Read 84 times)

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Sticking Kato Points problem - Solution
« on: June 19, 2020, 02:52:58 PM »
Apologise if I'm teaching some "grannies" to suck eggs on this one, but I came across a brilliant solution to a problem that I had to share.

I had a Kato crossover that was sticking badly and at 37 a pop to replace I wasn't happy. Anyway I turned to Mike Fifer on Youtube, he's good for knowledge on Kato Unitrack as many know.

I came across this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j16SCbk-uo Ordered some Kadee "Grease-em" from trainshop.co.uk via ebay and applied to problem crossover. As if by magic, for 4.14, instant result!!

The difference was incredibly, so much so that I applied the Grease-em to all my Kato points.

Just a word of cautions - it's quite easy to put too much on your points. You need to squeeze the tube very very carefully or you'll end up with a small pile of graphite dusk on you points  :-[. (I carefully ran a loco through it, spreading it along the track, which also helped in the running of the locos on the track).

Today's Experts were yesterday's Beginners :)

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Re: Sticking Kato Points problem - Solution
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 03:11:27 PM »
They (Kadee, that is) certainly know how to mark things up when repackaging them, don't they?
When it's sold as a dry graphite powder lock lubricant, you get 9 times as much for only 25p more  ;)

I use it, when needed, to improve my points blade contact.


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