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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

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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

       

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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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    • November 19, 2018 10:07 PM EST
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      Okay offer is now closed, at five names I will PM each of you for shipping and payment. The recipients are

      Greg Elmassian

      Dan Pierce

      Paul Birch

      Bill Barnell

      Richard

       

      No more names will be taken as the boxes are packed.

      Details in follow up post later tonight.

      This post was edited by Vic Smith at November 19, 2018 10:07 PM EST
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    • November 19, 2018 10:33 PM EST
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      Okay it's set now at 5 boxes for the five people listed above. Here's the deal, I packed FIVE small parcel USPS Flat Rate boxes, each box contains 100 weights, and weights 12lbs. 

      Check your PM inbox for my follow up message.

       

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    • November 20, 2018 8:12 AM EST
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      It will be interesting to see if mine arrive with all the weights as the box will most likely travel over 3000 miles by truck on some really poor roads.

      Not Vic's problem, just will be interesting!!  I will be OK if just half show up!!

    • November 20, 2018 10:41 AM EST
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      Lol one of my boxes arrived with a rip and some weights gone bye bye. I'm going to reinforce the heck out of my boxes with filiment tape so that doesn't happen.

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    • November 20, 2018 10:58 AM EST
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      Greg you're the only one I haven't from yet. Please check your Messages.

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    • November 20, 2018 11:49 AM EST
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      Hah, that's why my signature says never use PM's, only email...

       

      Will email you the USPS small flat rate label right now.

       

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    • November 20, 2018 12:08 PM EST
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      Shoot, I may not to be able to print it out until Monday, printer issues at home. Also one of the other boxes is now available, do you want it?

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