Re: What methods do you use to add weight to an empty flatcar?
Go to your local NAPA store and ask for BADA Tape-A-Weight #7026. These wheel weights come in 0.25 oz. sections, and they are self-sticking with a peel off backing. You’ll get about 9 lb. of lead in the box for around $80. The adhesive tape is strong, so be sure you place them right because you can’t move them once placed without destroying the tape. I’ve never had one come loose. The average boxcar takes seven sections of weight to bring it up to NMRA recommendation. Since you get 576 quarter oz. sections in the box, you can weight about 82 cars for about $1.00 per car.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Ray Hutchison
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] What methods do you use to add weight to an empty flatcar?
clip-on weights for balancing tires would be very useful for a variety of cars (once they have been flattened), as they come in assortment of weights/sizes
On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 7:28 PM Jon Miller <atsfus@...> wrote: