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    • November 28, 2015 2:57 PM EST
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      Bad alloy?

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    • November 28, 2015 5:53 PM EST
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      I've had a similar problem with Aristo rail clips, those that are screwed on. I removed them and used Split-Jaw clamps on both sides. Problem was solved. Be sure the bottom and sides of the rails are clean and bright before attaching the clamps.
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    • November 30, 2015 1:39 PM EST
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      David Maynard said:

      Steve, that's alchemy, isn't it?

      No, alchemy is an entirely different kettle of fish.

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    • November 30, 2015 5:35 PM EST
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      Ah, oh, huh?

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    • December 3, 2015 6:53 AM EST
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      David Maynard said:

      Well, its just a guess on my part.

       

      Brass is a generic term for an alloy (usually containing copper and tin). But depending on the mix of those 2 metals, and/or whatever other metals used, different brasses could have different properties. Since you say its seams to always be near the joint with the Aristo track, that would be a likely scenario.

       

      Disclaimer: I am not a metallurgist, nor do I play one on TV.

       

      But I heard you stayed at a Holiday Inn ;-)

       

    • December 3, 2015 6:11 PM EST
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      Uh huh. So that um, ah, well, makes me smarter than the average bear.

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