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Any zinc pest issues ever seen with NZG or YCC models? I assume not but I think its an interesting point Options · View
Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:17:43 PM

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I've seen that late 90's early 2000s NZG factory liveried models such as the "Isarkies" O&Ks have suffered from zinc rot. My MH5.5 has broken linkage and several cylinder rods. Others have reported their RH30Es coming apart.

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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2019 4:44:46 AM

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Recently bought a Corgi flatbed trailer from Ebay.
This had a very serious form of zinc pest.
The advertisement did say that it was bothered by metal fatique and as a result had some problems with paint bubbles
But it was perfectly suited for a renovation.
The model already broke when shipped, and when I had it in my hands came the second major break.
Hardly any force was needed for this, the model has really become very vulnerable as a result of the zinc pest.
Later I discovered that certain series of corgi are notorious because of this problem.
And that the model is also not suitable for a renovation because the process does not stop, and ultimately the entire model falls apart.
The seller was aware that it was a known problem and gave me a full refund.
But he should not have offered it for sale in the first place , a waste of his and my time and shipping costs.
Well learned a lesson here, luckily not a very expensive one.

The pictures from the green trailer are mine ,
the picture from the Corgi Volvo F88 is from the net as an example.
Full link is here : Corgi Volvo , Zinc pest
Look how crooked the trailer is, and if you try to straighten it, it will immediately break.

Removed al the parts for a future project , but i gone keep the bed also to see how it progresses in the coming years.


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