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 Posted: Sun Nov 27th, 2016 05:48 am
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I wonder how long it will last before the CSX rail breaks from the trolley flanges pounding it like a multi-ton chisel.

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Thanks for the link Rod, would never have guessed that there was so much info out there.

About what I had guessed, the trolley flanges ride the slightly lower RR rail head. One fact that I didn't see noted but may have been as I didn't read all the ''fine print' I was falling asleep-- is that trolley flanges are as not as ''tall'' as RR ones. Trolley height is 5/8 to 3/4'', depending on the system, and there is no danger of the depth of the  SEPTA cars being built to RR wheel standards to run on CSX track because the gage is different (5'-2½'')

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Herb Kephart wrote:
the gage is different (5'-2½'')


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Or as some in the hobby might call it, 62 1/2.

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And 158.75 CM in the ''enlightened'' countries

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 Posted: Tue Nov 29th, 2016 05:42 pm
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No, no, in UK they abhor foreign rulers.



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Who mentioned Great Britain ?

Are we talking about 'rulers'...
...like 1066 and the Norman conquest ?

Or

Perhaps 'rules'...
...like a 12" bit of wood...
...that sometimes might even have CMs on the back ?

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Si. wrote:


Perhaps 'rules'...
...like a 12" bit of wood...

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I think you mean 30cm.

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I think YOU mean 30.48cm ! :dope:

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flexible rulers rule OK!

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The oldest preserved measuring rod is a copper-alloy bar that dates from c. 2650 BC and was found by the German Assyriologist Eckhard Unger while excavating at Nippur.

Ludwig Wittgenstein famously used rulers as an example in his discussion of language games in the Philosophical Investigations.
He pointed out that the standard meter bar in Paris was the criterion against which all other rulers were determined to be one meter long, but that there was no analytical way to demonstrate that the standard meter bar itself was one meter long.
It could only be asserted as one meter as part of a language game.

Anton Ullrich invented the folding ruler in 1851.

Historically, a flexible lead rule used by masons that could be bent to the curves of a molding was known as a lesbian rule.

Incredible stuff !

:brill:

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