I am about ready to put in an order for various supplies, to include lubrication for my locomotives. I want to order from one supplier, if possible, to save on shipping, and this is the one item that has me flummoxed. As I understand it from my hard copy resourcers at home and some internet sleuthing, there are three grades - light, medium, and heavy, with light for the connecting rods, heavy for the gear boxes, and medium for an indeterminate "other." Also, every equipment manufacturer has their own brand of lubricant. Basically, it comes down to what do I actually need, and are the lubricants cross-compatible across brands of locomotives (i.e. A Bachmann branded lubricant won't turn my LGB gear into slagged plastic or vice versa.)?
The rest of the order will be railclamps (I've settled on "Splitjaw" based upon its prevelance in this forum.), some Hartland "minis," and maybe some track, so nothing especially hyper-specific tht would require splitting the order unless there is a real issue of compatibility.
As ever, thanks for the guidance!