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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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    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, 07:23 AM.

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