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What is the proper weight for a HOn30 car?

This has been discussed from various angles, but the consensus seems to be that follwing a compromise from the NMRA standards only works for heavier diesels.
Smaller steamers need lighter cars. Some say as light as possible. As of today there is no defined standard, but a few guidelines should be followed to avoid derailments.

  • Concentrate on the trucks so that the cars do not wobble.
  • Using cars with similar weight / length ratio is considered a good idea, but should be dicussed if you visit friends carrying your cars, or travel to meetings with modules and rolling stock.

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