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Wayne Laepple

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2021, 09:43:06 AM »
Left, center, right. R, C, L. No confusion there!
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 23, 2021, 10:44:24 AM »
How about Left/Other Right, Center, Right/Other Left?
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2021, 12:11:12 PM »
Oh, Moderator...Moderation needed !!!!!  Warning: Thread split approaching  !!!! :P

Triplets have so many possibilities for namesakes...

Moe, Larry, Curly
Caesar, Pompey, Crassus
Wiscasset, Waterville, Farmington
Good, Bad, Ugly
Athos, Porthos, Aramis
Nina, Pinta, Santa Maria
snap, crackle, pop
position, velocity, acceleration

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« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2021, 12:14:13 PM »
How about Left/Other Right, Center, Right/Other Left?
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2021, 02:32:15 PM »
Let's use a Fibonacci sequence for our bay numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 22....

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #50 on: March 23, 2021, 03:38:45 PM »
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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2021, 06:19:39 PM »
Bringing this topic back on track, Trains News Wire covered the roundhouse project today:
https://www.trains.com/trn/news-reviews/news-wire/maines-wwf-museum-to-build-new-roundhouse/

Also, the announcement on Facebook has reached over 11,000 people - making it one of the most popular photo gallery-style posts that have been published.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #52 on: March 23, 2021, 07:14:53 PM »
What a wild discussion.  You guys are always amazingly, crazily unpredictable.  Love it...

But I respectfully disagree with Mike, whose opinions I always value more than most.

I am intrigued by designating each stall on the campus with a unique number, but

Just prominently label each stall everywhere so noone gets confused!!

Bob

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« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2021, 08:05:50 PM »
We can agree to disagree Bob.

My apprehension to numbering everything sequential is what happens, as has in the past, we add a stall to the roundhouse, car barn, or even the shop (5 tracks, wow..) What would we have to do then? Change each track up one? So the track 6 would become 7, or would the new bay become 4a?

I just think using the building, as we do now, followed by the track number, also as we do now, is the easiest way to have it.
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« Reply #54 on: March 23, 2021, 08:14:16 PM »
An computer-driven electronic display over each stall would solve this problem....

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« Reply #55 on: March 23, 2021, 09:09:29 PM »
An computer-driven electronic display over each stall would solve this problem....
Sorry John, that's too modern.  We need a Solari board!

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #56 on: March 24, 2021, 09:39:45 AM »
They still make 'em...

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2021, 10:23:40 AM »
Let's use a Fibonacci sequence for our bay numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 22....

Check your addition, James. 8)

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #58 on: March 24, 2021, 11:37:48 AM »
An computer-driven electronic display over each stall would solve this problem....
Sorry John, that's too modern.  We need a Solari board!
When the MBTA replaced the South Station Solari board, there was substantial protest. To quiet the critics, the MBTA added a recording of the Solari clicking sound. Since the recording was not synchronized with actual display updates, it was totally useless.

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Re: Engine House - Official Work Thread
« Reply #59 on: March 24, 2021, 11:41:54 AM »
Let's use a Fibonacci sequence for our bay numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 22....

Check your addition, James. 8)

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You're right, should be 21.  We use fibonacci numbers at work for estimating the level of effort, with 13 being a mega project and is the highest we go (which is why I got 21 wrong).