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Yavianice posted a topic in The Train DoctorThis thread is dedicated to building a list of Zinc Pest models. I was worried to see JR500's original post of his 300 Shinkansen series disintegrating, and while searching the Japanese internet, I found a disturbing enough number of cases that I decided to make a list. Zink pest, for those who do not know, is a corrosion of zink especially when it has been made with lead impurities. High humidity accelerates this corrosion a lot, leading to cracking, swelling, and disintegration of model trains. See here for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinc_pest The list
Amazing... I got a real shock while I was casually inspecting my Shinkansens on display in my cabinet... It's amazing, the chassis has cracked! It's not like hot or anything in the cabinet, and it certainly is NOT exposed to any direct sunlight at all, in fact, not even near any sunlight... I wondered how the motor has cracked to such a state... The older trains is have like the 100 series or the E1 are fine, but this one... strange. Now I need to get another motor chassis for it... though it still runs...