Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Here are some photos I took a while back of the corrosion caused by ballast cement.
I thought it may have been due to the flux I use to solder, but because it has only appeared where I used Chuck's ballast cement, I have to blame that. All the other parts of the layout are unaffected.
I don't know what's in it exactly, but the rail has adopted a very un-protoypical filigree look (nickel-silver oxide must look a lot like copper oxide).
Going to be a pain in the bum cleaning it off the finer details of pointwork and rodding.
Here is the culprit.
Has anyone else had this experience?