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AHRJMR

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« on: November 18, 2017, 01:34:36 PM »

I purchased a Bachmann Silver Series 40' Dome Tank Car Item 17134 (Shell), Does anyone know how to add weight to the car?
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Len

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 02:10:21 PM »

I drill a hole just large enough for a BB to get through, then squirt in some white glue and dump the appropriate weight of BB's in. Slosh things around a bit to coat the BB's in glue, plug the hole with a bit of styrene, and sit upright overnight.

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AHRJMR

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 02:34:23 PM »

Thanks, Len!
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jward


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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 03:33:19 PM »

Or, you could carefully disassemble the car itself. The tank fits over a bottom part that looks like a saddle. You could pour the glue and bb mixture into the saddle and let it dry. Or you could do like I did and glue about 5 pennies vertically at each end of the saddle. I had posted photos of how I did this several years back, but I can't seem to find the post.
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Jeffery S Ward Sr
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 03:48:07 PM »

I prefer craft store sand or fine ballast, and not to glue it down. It's easier to get an even weight distribution, and it makes life simple if you need to add or remove weight later.
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