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sleepy

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« on: July 10, 2017, 11:13:36 AM »

I got a DC layout with steel on black roadbed track and would like to start running DCC. My question is can I keep using  my steel track?
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2017, 01:37:50 PM »

Yes you can, Bachmann's steel and nickle-silver track use the same connectors.

However, steel requires more maintenance than nickle-silver because the oxide buildup (rust) does not conduct electricity.

Nickle-silver track oxidizes too, but the buildup still conducts electricity, just not as well as clean rails.
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