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Are there any problems with mixing stainless and brass track together outside? I just go a Stainless Wye for 69 bucks for the new layout entrance from the basement.
 

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I've had my layout set up for about three months. Everything is Aristo Craft brass except the four Aristo Craft Wide Radious Stainless Steel Switches. I used brass track clamps. So far there has been no problem at all.

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Will work fine.

Some track power guys have noticed the train running faster on the stainless sections.
 

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I've been gradually switching my brass track to stainless. I have not noticed any problems, but I've put anti-corrosion paste on all the joints where I have different metals. I have some brass clamps, for example, on stainless track. I used anti-sieze compound from the auto parts store


On my track the trains tend to slow down a bit on the brass, unless it's just been cleaned. But otherwise no problem
 

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Great and thanks for the reply's. I want to hand lay my logging railroad and will using code 215 aluminum so I guess going from brass to aluminum should also be ok?
 

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Aluminum is much more reactive with dissimilar materials, if you use clamps, I would suggest SS clamps.

Put grease all over the rail so no water can get trapped.

Regards, Greg
 
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