Re: small tungsten weights
My problem is hiding weights in a subway car that has a complete interior. Currently I can get my 50’ car up to 3.5 oz. with lead shot in the clerestory and in the void under the bench seats. Of course the car is a bit top heavy. With the density of tungsten I can get all the weight below the seats, solving the problem. But this area is really cramped. Those tiny tungsten rivets would have been perfect but not at list price. I have 9 cars to weight. – Al Westerfield
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2015 3:23 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] small tungsten weights
Maybe it's just me, but this subject seems to be way over-thought. I suspect you could walk into any tire store and buy enough wheel weights, for a few dollars, to would last quite a while for our use. A vise with a small anvil, a ball peen hammer, and a hack saw, should solve the modification of said weights for our hobby needs. After all, this list is populated primarily by model builders, not model buyers.
Pure tungsten electrodes 7oz $10.00 Free shipping. https://www.google.com/shopping/product/11989639812346131064?q=tungsten+welding&es_sm=122&biw=1920&bih=911&dpr=1&prds=paur:ClkAsKraX-SX-XX5BwdFAkSBm-mhhc6ZllsCEzmcbyCk7sno5mxPvKxUykJkgqq13F3YaYiLoLdRreE55LOJZgcD2SeEUjHaEtRF8uT8HVxB03Fk7E-BFbOdvRIZAFPVH7149mo5pz_CbxRk0p02hOwlBbVQ-g&sa=X&ei=5uFKVYKeG4_ooATWvYHACg&ved=0CNYCEPMCMAg
Most likely near same price at your local welding supply shop.