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Finding the weight of a locomotive.

Bill

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Posted: Thu 28th Sep 2017, 8:04am
Finding the weight of a locomotive.

How would you do it.
 

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Xz

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Posted: Thu 28th Sep 2017, 10:11am

There are probably many 'weighs' (sorry couldn't resist!). Obviously it will depend on the loco. You could put scales under each end one at a time and add the results. You could take it to a public weigh station by your chosen method of transport and weigh each separately and deduct the 'without' from the 'with'. You could weigh the finished pieces as you build, and add them together, but this isn't usually so accurate as there will be bits you forgot, like nuts and bolts.


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George

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Posted: Fri 29th Sep 2017, 6:28pm

In Barendrecht we have a hydraulic lift. We added a pressure gauge. 1 bar of pressure is 10 kg. Not as precise as the weigh station but gives a good indication
 
 
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