Re: Weighing Freight Car Models with Liquid Gravity

Peter Ness

Hi Jim,


All good points for closed cars and hoppers.  Most flat cars and some gondolas pose interesting challenges where “more is more” instead of “less is more” J


Peter Ness


From: [] On Behalf Of Jim Betz
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 5:43 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Weighing Freight Car Models with Liquid Gravity


  If you have enough space for 1 oz of tungsten or titanium you will almost always
have enough room for 1 oz of lead ... think about it.  How much weight do we -add-
to a freight car?  Two to 3 oz. TOPS.  Usually 1 to 1.5 ounces.
  I'm saying there is always room for enough lead.  There's probably enough
room for enough copper/brass!  I know some guys who use pennies for car
weights in their box cars - they say it is cheaper per oz than anything else.  ;-) 
  And it doesn't really matter what scale you are in - although adding weight
is probably physically harder in N-scale simply due to smaller spaces (but you
are adding less weight).
                                                                                           - Jim B. 

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