Re: Stock Car Question

Rob & Bev Manley

I used the Dyna-Models lead cows as weight in my Central Valley NP Stockars. I never did actually weigh and add up the total however but I am quite sure they NEVER exceeded NMRA standards.
Rob Manley
Midwest Mod-U-Trak
"Better modeling through personal embarrassment"

----- Original Message -----
From: John H
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2011 2:51 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Stock Car Question

Well, it shouldn't be too difficult to figure out how much the livestock weighs. Let's see now .... hmmm. a three lb package of hamburger weighs three lbs so a one lb canned ham would weigh ...

Oh never mind.

John Hagen

--- In, Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:
> Doug Harding wrote:
> > Steve, that in general is correct. Railroads and Livestock Shipping
> > Associations have published such data for many years. Here is a chart
> > showing how many animals of a given size will fit in a stockcar.
> Thanks, Doug. Very helpful. But heck. Now I have to decide how
> HEAVY my livestock is. Ah, the ever-elusive prototype reality! Such a
> challenge!
> Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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