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Bachmann HO scale test weight car

Read this review from the June 2019 Model Railroader
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Bachmann HO scale test weight car
Used for calibrating track scales, test weight cars (also called scale test cars) provide a vital function for railroads and rail-served businesses. Bachmann Trains has released an accurately detailed HO scale test weight car, based on a design that’s been used for several decades.

Test weight cars were simply spotted on track scales to ensure the scale’s accuracy. These cars usually don’t have train brakes, just a simple hand brake, so the car weight doesn’t change as the brake pads wear down. A test weight car would be placed at the rear of a freight train ahead of the caboose or last car (or cars, depending on a specific railroad’s rulebook) equipped with train brakes

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