Re: Southern Pacific Rebuilt Box Car 32620
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
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Actually pennies work well for house cars, are a lot cheaper ounce-for-ounce than lead, and unlike steel they are non-magnetic (unless you are using those old 1943 steel pennies). I keep a jar of pennies under my workbench just for freight car weights.
Garth Groff 🦆
On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 10:38 PM BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...
I try to avoid steel weights these days due to possible rust issues in the future. You should at least paint them before installing.
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