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RailGuy0176

New Member
Is anybody using anything other than graphite for their switches? I need something that won't collect the sand if possible.
 

setxrailfan

John 3:16
Grease. Even though it collects sand it's plentiful and can be bought by the 5 gallon bucket at many auto parts stores.
 

roee

Active Member
We used a type of environmentally friendly stuff. Don't remember the name, but we all called it chicken juice. Worked good and we applied with a garden sprayer. The acid type vessels worked the best.
 

setxrailfan

John 3:16
We used a type of environmentally friendly stuff. Don't remember the name, but we all called it chicken juice. Worked good and we applied with a garden sprayer. The acid type vessels worked the best.
Eric now that you mention it I've seen the track guys use that stuff. I had never really thought much about it.
 

ES44AC

What is your malfunction?
We have an oil based mixture with graphite, and nowadays, we have these new switches that has an imbedded plastic or some kind of a material in the plates that doesn't need any oil or grease.
 

RailGuy0176

New Member
Has anyone used a product called Glidex. I just ordered 5 gallons to try. It is a little cheaper than the graphite I've been using.
 

Scarbagjack

New Member
Has anyone used a product called Glidex. I just ordered 5 gallons to try. It is a little cheaper than the graphite I've been using.
How'd you go with the Glidex?
How often are you applying it, and is it effective?
How many operations are the points doing in a day?
Sorry for all the questions.
Just one more...do you have the winning lotto numbers for Saturday night?
 

RailGuy0176

New Member
How'd you go with the Glidex?
How often are you applying it, and is it effective?
How many operations are the points doing in a day?
Sorry for all the questions.
Just one more...do you have the winning lotto numbers for Saturday night?
08-31-2011 01:04 PM

Sorry for the delay Scarbagjack.

The Glidex worked well. It was easier to apply than the old stuff, especially in the colder weather.
I have been applying about every 3-4 weeks with our switches that are used a few times a day and about 2-3 weeks with the ones that are used more often.

The winning numbers for this Saturday are.......I wish I knew>
 




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