Underweight Rolling Stock

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by JR&Son, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. JR&Son

    JR&Son Member

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    I checked all of my 30 year old rolling stock......
    And then added at least an once to everyone of them.
    The New Haven Box took 1.5 onces to even come close.
    Im still just under weight on all of them but they do stay on the tracks much better.
    I had to bump the power on the loco a bit, but Ill work on the axles and see if I can pick the free wheeling back up.

    Just an FYI

    JR&SON
  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

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    How do you figure what it should wiegh? Do you compare it against new cars or add wieght utill it tracks well?

    I have some cars and an engine I need to beef up a littel.

    I have about 30 hoppers and some have metal plates under or in them. I though I might epoxy washers or sinkers in them before I add loads.

    What is you method?

    Thanks

    Gill[​IMG]

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  3. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Good show, JR:thumb:

    Gil, the NMRA standard is 1 ounce plus a 1/2 ounce for every inch of length. I usually go a 1/4 ounce per inch myself. It still improves tracking without making my big steam look ridiculous spinning their drivers pulling 10 cars:oops: :thumb: