In thinking about weighting steam era freight cars, I came across “Liquid Gravity” in a story by Cody Grivno in this month’s Model Railroader, where he weights an old Ulrich Gondola. The stuff looks like tiny steel shot… (I say steel because
it is “non-toxic” so it isn’t lead)
It turns out that it sells for around $13 for 240 grams.
S330 or S280 steel shot blasting media sells for $36 for a 50# bag of S330 or $22 for a 25# bag of S280. Shipping adds significantly to the bill, due to the weight, of course… but sheesh, that’s several lifetime supplies of beetle metal balls…
I think Tichy used something like this for the weights in their derrick kit.
This seems like a no-brainer - is anyone using this stuff? Either as weight or to media blast?