Re: S330 or S280 shot blasting media


Bruce Smith
 

​Clearly I cared more about what Cody was using to weight the car than the car ;)


Regards

Bruce

Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: STMFC@... on behalf of Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC] Sent: Monday, June 5, 2017 8:46 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] S330 or S280 shot blasting media
 


Bruce, unless your MR is different than mine, the article is about a Varney gondola.
Tony Thompson 


On Jun 5, 2017, at 2:19 PM, 'Bruce F. Smith' smithbf@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:

 

Folks,


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?

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

https://www5.vetmed.auburn.edu/~smithbf/

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."





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