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 Posted: Tue Oct 16th, 2012 01:36 am
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HIYA Everyone,

I must appoligize for sorta drifting away from ya 'll for a bit... My sons girl just delivered my first grand daughter (about 2 1/2 months early) ...
Anyhow.. Lots of ya 'll know my first big traction push is my MOW train.
So I was wondering, would you go with LaBelle recomendations and just add 1 oz weight to the car or go with nmra weight for the length of the car?
The tool car will likely be a siding queen but she might get run out on the main line for a photo op.... I think the winter is gona be bad this year....

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 Posted: Tue Oct 16th, 2012 02:33 am
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HIYA.....

Well unless I am missing something nmra says a 5.7" car should weigh....
1 oz plus 1/2 oz per length of the entire car...
I am not going to put 6 oz of weight in a freight trailer that is 5.700" long!!
Now granted... I do not have a diet scale....... BAD WORD DIET.......
( live happy 1 time and be done with it) Anyhow......
LaBelle said drop an ounce into it and call it good.... I have to say I think this is what I will be doing...
2 oz makes this thing insane heavy!!! I have to agree with LaBelle and just add 1 oz of weight...
I think adding 1 oz plus the weight of the car and trucks will make this bad boy happy on curves!!!!

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 Posted: Tue Oct 16th, 2012 01:37 pm
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Smokey-

Unless you have some really steep grades, my theory is more weight is better. Better rail holding, and better sound across the joints.

N and Z scalers can forget the second reason, unless you have a stethoscope handy.


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 Posted: Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 12:58 am
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smokebox wrote: Well unless I am missing something nmra says a 5.7" car should weigh....
1 oz plus 1/2 oz per length of the entire car...

I am not going to put 6 oz of weight in a freight trailer that is 5.700" long!!


The NMRA recommendation for H0 scale is an Optimum Weight of 0.5 ounce per 1 inch of car length, plus 1 additional ounce.

L:  For your box trailer this gives....

(5.7 * 0.5) + 1 = 3.8 ounces (or 107.3 grams)

 

Will :2t:

 

Last edited on Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 01:00 am by Across the Bridge

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 Posted: Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 05:58 am
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HIYA

I put 1/2 oz on each end and think it will be fine...
The last post I made a bottle of Bourbon was running the calculator ....

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 Posted: Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 03:28 pm
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I need all that help I can get, Smoke--

Grand Dad   where are you?


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