Is that nickel silver track in general (peco etc) or Hornby Nickel Silver Track?
I have the Hornby 1991 and 1990 catalogues which are still showing steel track in all their products. My first train set from ~1988 had steel track.
I'm particularly interested in Hornby's introduction of this track. It's a bit of a strange reason but here goes.
As a child, I had a Hornby catalogue which announced the introduction of this track and I remember this distinctly - one of the only things I remember about it. Just not the date but I know its late 80s/early 90s and i'm trying to track a copy down.
It was certainly pre 1988, however what you saw MIGHT have been when they were having their track produced by a certain Austrian company called Roco. Steel track was produced long after Nickel silver became available.
Information from Pat Hammond's "Hornby Railways - the story of Rovex Volume 3 1972-1996":
In 1973 N/S track was sold under the 'Silver Seal' brand but dropped in 1975.
It had a patchy history until N/S replaced steel in most track items in 1994.
Track was made by Roco in Austria from the 1970s onwards, some items being made in Margate until 1977.
Manufacture was shifted to China in the 1990s.
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