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Old 09-11-2017, 09:53 PM   #1
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Has anyone any recommendations for stone for loco wagons my Grandson doesn’t understand that chippings from garden potting are too heavy
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Old 09-11-2017, 10:15 PM   #2
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Chopped cork looks quite good.
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Have a look at a bag of Vermiculite in the Garden Centre........it's very lightweight and a pale colour.........HB
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Has anyone any recommendations for stone for loco wagons my Grandson doesn’t understand that chippings from garden potting are too heavy
Hi there Old shed. You don't have to fill the wagons up. I make a cardboard former to fill say 75% of the wagon and then just a sprinkling of preferred stone/coal or whatever, glued on top.
I'm sure there have been illustrated examples on here somewhere. Take an old wagon and experiment. It's fun!!!
Good luck. BTW, you're lucky your grandson is interested - can't get mine away from his i-pad etc.

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Has anyone any recommendations for stone for loco wagons my Grandson doesn’t understand that chippings from garden potting are too heavy
Try a pack of "Chinchilla Sand" from the pet shop . Its made from ground up sea shells and is very fine up to fine. It adds weight to the wagon.. My advice is to make an insert for the wagon inside from foamboard (from an art shop) and bury a small magnet in the sand so you can easily remove the load if neccessary.
I line the wagon with cling film, push the foamboard former inside , apply a thin coat of PVA and fill with some sand . Leave the load overnight and remove it next day . The cling film when removed , provides just enough clearance for the load to be removed.
If the chinchilla sand doesnt fit the bill, ask again at the pet shop for budgie grit or other pet products.
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Thank you all there is plenty for me to try there. Yes my Grandson loves it all real and model railways the potting chippings looked good but far too heavy
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You may need a stronger loco or double head the train.
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I think the the chopped cork is best idea. It is most importantly, light weight as well so as previously suggested you will not have to double head the trains.
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