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    • November 8, 2018 8:52 PM EST
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      Pound of feathers, but ounce of gold. 

    • November 8, 2018 9:00 PM EST
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      so, make the question: what weighs more: 14 ounces of feathers or a pound of feathers...

       

      then ask: 14 ounces of gold or a pound of gold...

       

      Maybe a trick question for many.

       

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    • November 8, 2018 9:10 PM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      Vic charge an arm and a leg!

       

      I googled lead birdshot and got oodles of places.

      $43, free shipping..

       

      In Calif... San Leandro

       

       WOW!  I thought lead shot was outlawed years ago!

       

    • November 9, 2018 10:20 AM EST
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      Depends.

      Banned for waterfowl in 1991.

      Some states allow it for upland birds, trap and skeet, etc.

      There is rumor afloat that it will be banned entirely in a year or two.

       

      Some states like CA have banned lead wheel weights as well.

      This post was edited by John Bouck at November 9, 2018 10:24 AM EST
    • November 9, 2018 10:27 AM EST
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      So the pure lead tire weights are smaller in size than steel, I presume. Better for cramming in locos.

      Let's see a picture of a lead one next to a quarter when you get them, Vic.

    • November 9, 2018 11:30 AM EST
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      As I remember from my flat fixin' days, the heavier the weight, the longer it got, might not be easy to stuff in. I'll stick with the shot... no desire to remelt.

      The metal clip fastens to the wheel rim.

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    • November 9, 2018 1:50 PM EST
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      John Bouck said:

      So the pure lead tire weights are smaller in size than steel, I presume. Better for cramming in locos.

      Let's see a picture of a lead one next to a quarter when you get them, Vic.

      I use the coated Stick Pro 300 and 400 series at my shop.....the website gives the dimensions....http://www.plombco.com/lead-passenger-car-adhesive-wheel-weights/

    • November 9, 2018 6:28 PM EST
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      per volume lead is about 1.5 times heavier than steel...

       

      it appears Mallory metal (an allow of Tungsten) is about twice as heavy as steel for the same volume.

       

      Greg

      This post was edited by Greg Elmassian at November 9, 2018 6:30 PM EST
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    • November 10, 2018 11:32 PM EST
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      Somebody send me a 40lb box of gold bullion and I will tell you which weighs more. ;)

      Box 1 arrived, think I lost a pound through a rip in the box, it's a h e a v y box.

      Got box 2, waiting it's arrival. Hope i don't give the post man a hernia.

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    • November 15, 2018 2:52 PM EST
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      Box #2 arrived a-okay, I will sort them out starting this weekend. 

       

      Give me a head count here so I know how many parcels I need to sort out. I have four so far, Greg, Richard, Bill and Dan

       

      This post was edited by Vic Smith at November 15, 2018 2:54 PM EST
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    • November 15, 2018 4:16 PM EST
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      Vic,

      I will take as many as you can get into a small priority box.  

       

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    • November 15, 2018 8:43 PM EST
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      I asked first    ;-)  ... if I get "in" I can even email you the usps label...

       

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