Weight & Hornby Smokey Joe
- I am in the process of finishing my first 7mm model, a bash of a
Hornby Smoekey Joe 040, and I am about to add some weight to it to
impove its running abilities.
Does anyone have any experience on what is an acceptable total
weight for the model?
The original weighed 4oz (110 grams) I have got enough room in
various places to lift this 6 oz, being mindful of keeping things
Your wise council would be appreciated.
- Just had the kitchen scales out.
Hornby 0-4-0 6 ounces
Dapol Pug 6 ounces
Old IHC 0-4-0 a whopping 9 ounces!
All run smoothly, pull plenty enough for me and my rolling stock averages 4 ounces per piece.
Only two other qualifications - I have no gradients and all rolling stock has very very smooth running wheels.
Dave Balcombe 2518
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