I killed a Pepsi

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While working on some trackwork this morning I needed to use my railnippers to cut off about a quarter inch of track.
And I did.
Immediately upon making the cut I heard a thwziiiiiiiiiingggg pssssstttttttt and looking up saw a nearby can of Pepsi spewing the beverage out in an almost straight line. The cut piece of track had pierced the can and it was going all over everything so I grabbed it and took it outside the room.
Tracklaying can be dangerous work.
I do always remember to close my eyes and turn my head when making a cut....... :p


I heard that pepsi works nearly as acid :D. so it can be useful in soldering. Have you cleaned the tracks? :eek:


Along with eye protection, it is best to cup your hand over the cut. Also, watch out for trimming piano wire used with Tortoise. The ends will take off like a bullet and do just as much damage.


That thing took off like a rocket. I think I will drape a little piece of cloth or something over it from now on.

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