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That's why they last so freaking long. And forget about a modern re-creation. Even if you eliminated the lead from the track, which no modern company will touch, they still would be unable to manufacture a track in this fashion (which if I'm not mistaken involved a baking process), as now their tooling is all geared to silk-screening the tracks. And I don't care how many times you over screen to get a more heavy-duty track, it will NEVER have the longevity of the old Centralabs.