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QUOTE liquid lead should be avoided at all costs. Can't remember why but there must be a good reason
The reason given was the the lead oxidises and expands. By coincidence this afternoon I checked some wagons I built about 18 months ago. A couple have burst at the seams and one or two have some bulges. So I definitely would not recommend filling small areas with the stuff. Don't think that by leaving one side open you will allow the lead to expand in the open direction. The worst affected wagon is a five plank open wagon. I won't post pictures, it's too grim. Fortunately my sloth means they have not yet been painted or had transfers applied, so I'm just down on the kit cost and time spent building them.

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