black rail track

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Marxed, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Marxed

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  2. Livesteam

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    Are the rails painted black? i have never heard of it
  3. 60103

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    Is that really old track or a new set? It looks as if it may have weathered to that colour over the years.
  4. Marxed

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    i don't think they are painted... cause the train does run on them
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    it's a old set... but the track is perfect and conducts electricity just as good as my newer track
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    There are products (Hobby Black is one) that will chemically change metals to a black colour. They may or may not conduct electricity, depending on what you read.
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    They just look very oxidize to me and could cause the engines to run a bit sluggish if they are. I'd take one and see if it will clean up easily. It couldn't be paint and it probably isn't annodizing either.
  8. Marxed

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    the engine runs prefectly on the tracks, just as good as my new lionel track, not the slightest hit of sluggishness


    i'm gonna try and maybe take a piece up and examine it closer later