Code 88 Wheels & Track

Kathe Robin <kathe@...>


After all these years, I still TYPE nickel with wrong spelling. Sorry!

You are right of course about my slightly confused message
re:determining material to be stainless. Been a bunch of years
(actually a decade or two) since I was doing that type of stuff with any

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smail: Max S. Robin, P.E.
Cheat River Engineering Inc.
23 Richwood Place / P. O. Box 289
Denville, NJ 07834 - 0289

voice: 973-627-5895 / 973-627-5460
cell.: 973-945-5007


Max Robin said:
Driver tires were made
of nickle silver (determined by spectroanalysis and grain structure on
electron microscope).
Grain structure ain't gonna tell you a thing, electron microscopy or not,
as whether it's stainless. But spectroanalysis in that microscope, sure.
And BTW, Max, it's really "nickel."

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