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I just received an MDC Big Hustler kit. Not bad for $40.00. I remember seeing these at train meets ten years ago for $45.00 and up.


My question is about the motor block. I opened it to learn how it operates and just to learn how it is assembled. I noticed that the worm gears and axel gears are bone dry. Not a drop of any sort of lubricant. None, nadda, zip, zilch, like empty man. Should these gears be lubricated?
 

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They last about the same length of time dry or wet.

See if you have square worm gears or oblong drivers.

The only thing I kept from one was 2/3 of one block.
Used the "best" gears and drivers to get it to do what I wanted it to.
 

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I do have an old LGB motor block that I had a thought of using instead of the MDC block. That might make life alot simpler.
 

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Probably.
At least the lgb parts, hard as they can be to find right now, are far more available than mdc parts.
 
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