Re: Sugar Beets Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)

Mont Switzer

Todd and all,


Hmmm.  Maybe that is why I have a few mystery dead spots even after the track cleaner has done its thing.  I hate to think of it, but maybe a closer inspection is in order.




Montford L. Switzer


Switzer Tank Lines, Inc.

Fall Creek Leasing, LLC.


(765) 836-2914


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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Sugar Beets Photo: D&RGW Gondola 70298 (1949)


Mont & all -

Rodents are not man's best friend when it comes to model railroads. I had several that considered peeing on the rail of my nickel silver track was great fun. It's almost impossible to get the resulting corrosion off the rails, and mouse pee does not conduct electricity (unless it's wet - ugh!).  I had to scrub the rails with baking soda, and that mostly cured the problem, but I still have conductivity problems with spots several years later.

Fie on those pesky varmints!

Todd Sullivan

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