Model railroad question.?

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How can you tell if rails are nickel silver or steel alloy?

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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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