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NMRA car weights
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 6:53 PM
Hi guys. How do I figure out the correct weight of my rolling stock in accordance with the NMRA. Thanks, Jamie
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 6:57 PM
I am modeling in HO. Jamie
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 7:23 PM
Jamie,

As I recall, for HO scale you should have one-half oz. plus one-half oz. per inch length.

Typical caboose 3 oz
40 ft car 3.25 oz
50 ft car 4 oz
60 ft car 4.5 oz
70 ft car 5.25 oz

Good Luck - Ed
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Posted by thirdrail1 on Tuesday, September 25, 2001 8:11 PM
Try www.nmra.org and look for "Recommended Practices" or "RP"
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Posted by rogerhensley on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 9:14 AM
From the NMRA RP 20.1

HO is 1 ounce minimum + 1/2 ounce per inch of car. A 6 inch car should weigh 4 ounces. See:

http://www.nmra.org/standards/rp-20_1.html

Roger

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 26, 2001 3:11 PM
Thanks guys........Jamie

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