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Neolube No.2  is an ideal finish for model trains! In addition to producing a steel-like finish to valve gears and side rods, it is also a high-performing lubricant. If you’re looking for a perfectly finished model train with an authentic look, you should be looking for Neolube No. 2. In addition, Neolube No. 2 also serves as a blackening agent and vastly improves electrical conductivity. If you need further convincing to use Neolube for model trains, we have information that is bound to cross you over to the Neolube side of the track.

What is the composition of Neolube No.2?

Neolube’s product material has a composition that is made out of 99% pure furnace graphite particles, a thermoplastic resin, and isopropanol. It is a thin, non-corrosive film that has excellent radiation resistance and high chemical purity. It is easy to apply by spray, dip, or brush and has excellent adhesion after a fast air dry. 

Neolube No.2 for model trains

When it comes to model trains, Neolube No. 2 can be used to blacken metal parts. It’s versatile and can be used for rails of track, steam locomotives, drivers and valve gears. Neolube No. 2 also serves as a lubricant for model parts, ensuring it runs smoothly. It is easy to use and can be applied with a regular paint brush. With so many benefits, it is easy to see why it is a popular  graphite alcohol solution for model trains.

Why use Neolube for model trains?

1. It is easily applied

Neolube is a fast-drying paintable solution, making it ideal for easy applications. Although, used in the same manner as paint, it is a lubricant, hence why it is a non-oily residue – perfect for moving parts that you don’t want to mess up. It is also formulated to cure without the use of heat or activators. Higher temperatures will speed cure; lower temperatures will retard the curing process.

2. As a paint, it shines

If furnished, your model train will shine like polished steel with its use. Due to its adhesive technical properties, Neolube will not chemically blacken or harm your model train. 

Note: It should be tested on surfaces first to ensure this. Optimum results will be obtained on clean fittings.

3. It is easy to touch up

If mistakes occur, Neolube can be rubbed off with effort. Cured products can be removed with a combination of soaking in a solvent and mechanical abrasion such as a wire brush. If touch-ups are needed, simply paint more Neolube over it and the model train will be as good as new.

4. It helps moving parts run smoothly

As a dry lubricant, it can be used on valve gears, rods, and their joints to help the moving parts to run smoothly. 

5. It is non-corrosive

Ideal for its non-corrosive properties, Neolube has an advantage for model trains with regard to maintenance and longevity as it prevents seizing, fretting, galling, and resists abrasion.

6. It is durable

Neolube will provide a 40-year service life at ambient temperature not exceeding 122°F (50°C). It can be safely used to seal threaded pipe joints for approximately 1-year at a temperature of 250°F (131°C). Under non-nuclear (standard radiation) environments, the thermal stability of the sealant can be expected at temperatures up to 400°F. It contains no directly added Lead, Zinc, Mercury, Antimony, or Copper where such elements are leachable or could be released by the breakdown of the sealant under expected environmental conditions.

Need more convincing on why you use Neolube No. 2 for model trains? Give Huron a call and we’ll assist you right away!