Re: Car Weights

A&Y Dave in MD

Sheet lead from chimney flashing is one I use. Cut to size with scissors or shears (if you have them). Try not to sand it or letting kids play with it as lead accumulates in the body and can lead to developmental problems for kids if absorbed/ingested in sufficient quantities by them. But it should be safe in most weighting applications. Tire balancing weights are harder to find, but another option.

A final option I have used is pennies, although newer ones are getting lighter and not as cost effective.


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On Jan 16, 2015, at 10:21 PM, 'Todd Horton' toddchorton@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


I was wondering what other modelers are using for car weights on close sided cars?  I am looking at the most cost effective for doing this.  I’ve used 5/8” nuts as weights but those aren’t cheap. If this has been discussed in the past, I missed it, I apologize for the replay.


Todd Horton





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