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How can you tell if rails are nickel silver or steel alloy?
Answer by AJ
If you have track with roadbed already installed, the roadbed itself will usually be black if it’s steel alloy. If the roadbed’s nickel-silver, it will usually be grey. Also, steel rails will always be a silver color. Nickel-Silver can be a silver color, but are more often found as a gold tint. Also, steel oxidizes much faster than nickel-silver. Just see which rails shine worse and that’s probably the steel alloy rails.
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