I was grabbing some O-60 to put down with a test lot of O-72 to verify right of way clearances under our baby grand as planning for this year’s Shoe level layout proceeds. I was glancing at a section and realized the hole that should be open for a Rail joiner already had something in it which appears to be a fractured one. I have not identified the piece of track that donated this rail joiner; I am just hoping it’s not a $18 30” one.
It looks crystallized. Has anyone run into this before? The track is ten years old at least meaning it would have been assembled and disassembled at least 10-15 Times. Does not seem readily repairable. Suggestions and or thoughts??