Mister Rusty
Do you service your stock?
As you would a valued piece of mechanical equipment?
Locos are one thing, but the rest are mostly plonked and run.
I have started a prpgramme of ballasting stock (another thread for that ), gauging axles, lubricating, checking coupling heights, whether as supplied or Kadee converted (not everything runs on Buchshee).
I was dumbfounded by the inability of manufacturers to carry ou a simple operation, such as mounting wheels onto an axle, most being too tight. 
It really does pay to check.
As much of my stock is second hand, kit-built and from many different  r.t.r. manufacturers and eras, it keeps me amused.
I even have a test track for all this.
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It is set up to verify Kadees, accept their clip-on jig, and measure vehicular rolling resistance (pack one end, and watch distance covered), inertia (does it need a prod to get going?), easy to put in front of tv.
Well  it works for me as entertainment (am easily pleased)
Thought it might interest someone
Pete
Bunkerbarge,
I am locked out, hooked up on your last message, this is the only way that l can get into the forum.
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Be careful, in case it's a virus. The message received is:-
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Bunkerbarge
Blimey Pete, you could have put your socks on for the picture!!

I'm a great believer in regular routine maintenance and once tried to sell the idea to the readership of Model Boats Magazine for those who run steam plant in their model boats.  It went down like a lead submarine!
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Mister Rusty
Bunkerbarge wrote:
Blimey Pete, you could have put your socks on for the picture!!


Why?
At least they are not webbed!
😝🤪
Bunkerbarge,
I am locked out, hooked up on your last message, this is the only way that l can get into the forum.
Anyone else having issues?
Please check.
Could anyone reading  this, please advise Jazavalley or another admin , thanks
Be careful, in case it's a virus. The message received is:-
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Pete
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