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Don't know if they still do it, but I got a big bag from Eileens Emporium a while ago.
Best to go to an exhibition as the postage cost is high.

Its very handy stuff though.......

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Basically, it is small lead shot.

You can use it to as ballast, filling spaces in wagons. Also, it can be used in a bag as a weight that takes the shape of irregular items. Use to help press down awkwardly-shaped items when gluing.
 

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I got some from Howes Models in Kidlington, though it is NOT in the model railway section, but in the radio control modelling section, as it is more commonly used in ballasting boats etc.
Hence, you may want to try a model shop that specialises in R/C Models, especially boats.

Another option is from Squires, as they do sheet "ballast". Not sure what it actually is, but it's heavy and not as messy, and if you drop it, you will not loose it. :)
 

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As from this year 2006 all "lead" contained products become illegal to use. Solder that contains lead, is from April 2006 will no longer be available for use in electronic soldering and according to Maplin sales, any solder lead base sold will be an offence.
 

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........ just a thought .......... if it's similar to lead shot - try a gun shop!

Not sure how you will fare in the UK but most gun shops in OZ have lead shot available.
 

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>As from this year 2006 all "lead" contained products
I suppose uranium is out of the question too?
 

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Thats the alchemy business down the pan then!! Turning lead substitute into gold. We've started using zinc at work but it isn't very pliable flaming expensive too.
 

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I use 'Double OO" bird shot that I get from my local gun shop. I mix it with PVA glue then paste it into whatever space I have to fit it in. I also melt it down, or fishing weights, to use in loco chassis that are a bit light. I mill out parts of the chassis and fill the void with the molten lead. As most of the chassis for modern models are made from a zinc alloy the chassis has no problems handling this.

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Dick Cheney gained a whole load of respect world wide when he "accidentally" bust a cap in the ass of a lawyer while on a shooting trip when he allegedly mistook him for a snake in the grass (I think i got that right Dennis?)
 

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Hello To everyone who has helped me in finding some liquid lead I have been able to get some from Eileen's Emporium and they have reliably in formed me that Liquid Lead will be available for purchase from them for the considerable future plus solders of the different melting points that we as modellers use.

Also what I will say is don't believe the hipe.

for more info on what will be allowed for purchase as modellers please E-mail
Eileen's Emporium [email protected]

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My information on lead content was relayed in good faith and to advise fellow modellers. Time will tell who is spreading hype.
 

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I think its more a case of they will be unable to obtain any more lead products after a certain date not that they will be unable to sell any existing stock. Our garage has been converting from the use of lead wheel balancing weights to zinc since late last year, as stocks of a particular weight became unavailable in lead zinc ones were sent. At a much greater price I hasten to add.
 

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Okay got it now but isn't he just the middle chief isn't the bloke with the big P on his back chief of the warmongers.
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QUOTE (Dennis David @ 30 Mar 2006, 00:26)yep but the term is he "peppered" him. Our chief warmonger.
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