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Sir Nigel Gresley

Sir Nigel Gresley

The Armstrong Oiler is a proven lubrication device designed to suit all types of plain bearings used in railed rolling stock and some road vehicles as well as various application in overhead gantry cranes and steelworks.

Simple but effective, Armstrong Oilers have been manufactured for over 100 years and consist of a woven pad made from pure wool and cotton mounted on a spring steel frame which is designed to suit each individual axlebox. Pure cotton feeders convey the oil from the axlebox to the pad, which then transfers it to the journal and on to the bearing, ensuring a continuous supply of oil at all times.

Once fitted the Armstrong Oiler is virtually maintenance free and only requires a visual inspection once a year {depending on mileage} with periodical draining of any water ingress and topping up with fresh oil.

Oilers can be tailor made to suit individual customer requirements. Contact our workshop to discuss axlebox dimensions and journal sizes, from which we can design a pattern. We can manufacture just one or orders for thousands. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

Our oilers have been exported worldwide to customers in the United States, the Netherlands, South Africa, the Cook Islands, Trinidad, Sudan, Egypt, India, Hong Kong and Zaire.

Customers include:

  • Kowloon-Canton
  • Railway Corporation
  • Hunslet Barclay of Scotland
  • Kenya Railways
  • British Steel
  • Railpart
  • EWS