Track versus weather

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Paul Townsend
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Track versus weather

Postby Paul Townsend » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:29 pm

Some have been reporting troubles due to expanding rails and Highbridge has had one or two broken soldered joints in the hot weather.

What I have noticed as more troublesome is an increase in track tarnishing. My nickel silver rail normally goes around 2-3 months before I need to run my various track cleaning vehicles. Recently every two weeks seems a minimum and this week it was only reliable for the one week :(

Have other people suffered from this effect?

Tony Wilkins
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Re: Track versus weather

Postby Tony Wilkins » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:48 pm

Hi Paul.
As tarnishing is basically oxidation, which is a chemical reaction and chemical reactions generally accelerate with increasing temperature, I suppose this is to be expected to some extent.

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