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    Air Force Jockeys

    My father was an AF C-125 navigator and not a gun enthusiast ... and ehhh not really mechanically inclined either. My brothers and I laugh at the fact that he had one (1) can of this stuff the entire time he owned the house we all grew up in. 30+ years. Expiration date? Worked pretty good every time I used it.

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    #2
    I don't think it can ever expire. I have a can that I got in 1978 and it is still going strong and about 1/2 full.

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      #3
      Lionel and American Flyer electric trains also used lubriplate

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        #4
        Originally posted by RCS View Post
        Lionel and American Flyer electric trains also used lubriplate
        I see the grey and black lubriplate tubes for sale at train shows all the time.

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          #5
          Originally posted by RCS View Post
          Lionel and American Flyer electric trains also used lubriplate
          My Lionel Lubricating kit had a tube of the red grease, It is exactly the same red grease that comes in the little yellow grease pots.
          Years ago when I got my first garand and started to lube it with the red grease, the smell was really familiar. I couldn't remember where I smelled it before until Christmas time when I got my trains out to put them under the tree.





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            #6
            Neat. What vintage is the lube kit? My guess early to mid 1950s from the type of box.

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              #7
              Originally posted by RDS View Post
              Neat. What vintage is the lube kit? My guess early to mid 1950s from the type of box.
              Yes, probably the early 50's. My dad bought the lube kit in the late 50's . The stores kept their Lionel inventory for years.
              If it didn't sell one year, they just brought it out the following years until it sold.
              Last edited by jak; 08-06-2018, 06:23 AM.

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                #8
                This post is over two years old, but I just could not resist. That’s another hobby of mine, and yes I use lubriplate, and Remington Oil. Old hobby’s never die, AJ. ( in my younger days I lived in Washington State outside of Fort Lewis, don’t recall my age that Christmas, but I got a Lionel freight set, that engine steam locomotive was die cast, every Christmas my Parents bought something for the set which was on a 3/4th inch plywood, My Dad And wired it, in 1966 I joined the Army, after Basic and AIT I got a 30 day leave. I stored my train set knowing one day I would return. Well things happen and my set was stolen, but a few parts they did not get. My Sisters boy, Richard knew I sent a box of my military stuff home to my sisters, well Richard placed my train set left overs to me, anyway I started a new set, great memories, of a wonderful time. HNY AJ
                Last edited by AJ Brink; 12-26-2020, 04:50 AM.

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                  #9
                  I collected old Lionel trains made in the late 1940s and the late 1950s , O and super 0 gauge. The new Lionel trains are way to expensive. Still have my Lionel super O gauge Pennsylvania GG1 I received for Christmas 1958.

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