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General Maintenance Tips

Lubrication: Unless a locomotive has been sitting for a long period of time without use, Kato locomotives will not need lubrication prior to running. In fact, excessive lubrication can facilitate gunky buildup in your motor and impede performance.

Minimum Curve Radii:

  1. Minimum Curve Radius - Ground Level Curves: R282 (11") Radius.
  2. Minimum Curve Radius - Viaduct Curves: R315 (12-3/8") Radius.
  3. Minimum Curve for Reverse or "S" Curves: R315 (12-3/8") Radius.

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