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genejockey 09-29-21 11:55 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22250098)
Seems like a train that only has a couple cars and a caboose should be able to brake in that distance.

A train requires 1614 feet to stop from 30 mph. I'm not sure the size of the train is that important, since all the cars also have brakes.

LAJ 09-29-21 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22250098)
Seems like a train that only has a couple cars and a caboose should be able to brake in that distance.

Not in a Stephen King story.

Mojo31 09-29-21 12:00 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22250161)
A train requires 1614 feet to stop from 30 mph. I'm not sure the size of the train is that important, since all the cars also have brakes.

A 100 car train takes about a mile to mile and a half to stop at 55 mph. Much depends on the weight of the loaded cars or empties, the track grade, and weather variables.

genejockey 09-29-21 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22250168)
A 100 car train takes about a mile to mile and a half to stop at 55 mph. Much depends on the weight of the loaded cars or empties, the track grade, and weather variables.

The belief that a train can stop like a car has no doubt killed a significant number of people.

Velo Vol 09-29-21 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22250154)
It's a movie made by movie makers.

Those types of things don't always reflect reality.

If enough movies show X, reality becomes largely irrelevant. Movie watchers expect to see X.

Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22250154)
Did you ever watch NCIS Los Angeles?

Nope.

genejockey 09-29-21 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22250179)
If enough movies show X, reality becomes largely irrelevant. Movie watchers expect to see X.

Tell Rob Reiner. I'm sure that one flaw caused the whole movie to be a failure at the box office and certainly kept it from becoming one of the best-remembered movies of its era.

Velo Vol 09-29-21 12:18 PM

Dear Rob Reiner,

If you're reading this thread, I want you to know you should have had sparks coming from the train wheels on the bridge scene.

Sincerely,

Velo Vol

genejockey 09-29-21 12:25 PM

Alternatively, Reiner may have made the conscious decision NOT to show something as cliched as sparks coming off the wheels - "EVERYONE does that! It's such a cliche!"

genejockey 09-29-21 12:27 PM

I mentioned my wheelbuilding idea to Mrs. GeneJockey and she seemed supportive.

Or resigned. Hard to tell sometimes.

Mojo31 09-29-21 12:28 PM

It would have been better if it was a Tarantino movie. Limbs would have been severed in that scene.

Mojo31 09-29-21 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22250206)
I mentioned my wheelbuilding idea to Mrs. GeneJockey and she seemed supportive.

Or resigned. Hard to tell sometimes.

When my wife and I were dating, I played a lot of golf. My bride to be wasn't so sure about that and thought I should play less. Her mom advised her that one day she would be glad that I spent so much time at the golf course.

Maybe your wife has just reached the point where she is happy for you to be entertaining yourself in the garage?

genejockey 09-29-21 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22250209)
It would have been better if it was a Tarantino movie. Limbs would have been severed in that scene.

And a whole lot more swearing.

DougRNS 09-29-21 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22250145)
Velo Vol , movie director

#MultiTalented

genejockey 09-29-21 12:46 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22250212)
When my wife and I were dating, I played a lot of golf. My bride to be wasn't so sure about that and thought I should play less. Her mom advised her that one day she would be glad that I spent so much time at the golf course.

Maybe your wife has just reached the point where she is happy for you to be entertaining yourself in the garage?

The key to longterm success in marriage may just be the ability to get away from each other enough.

DougRNS 09-29-21 12:47 PM

Back from Costco. Didn't get anything. I forgot my list.

DougRNS 09-29-21 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by genejockey (Post 22250161)
A train requires 1614 feet to stop from 30 mph. I'm not sure the size of the train is that important, since all the cars also have brakes.

what if one left Chicago at 11 AM and another left St Louis at noon?

genejockey 09-29-21 12:55 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22250237)
what if one left Chicago at 11 AM and another left St Louis at noon?

And they were going in completely different directions on different tracks.....

genejockey 09-29-21 12:56 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22250232)
Back from Costco. Didn't get anything. I forgot my list.

That's when we buy MORE stuff!

seedsbelize2 09-29-21 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22249742)
Anyone know their snakes of New Jersey? This guy was in the road and slithered into half hiding.



https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...a43e71fe6.jpeg

Quoting to see the image
Black racer

Mojo31 09-29-21 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22250237)
what if one left Chicago at 11 AM and another left St Louis at noon?

UP, BN, CSXT, CN or other? And, which heading?

Trsnrtr 09-29-21 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22249957)
Multiple studies show gum chewing benefits cognitive performance. Also helpful for getting annoying tunes out of one's head.

Is that your professional opinion or just pulling our collective legs? :foo:

Trsnrtr 09-29-21 01:17 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22250232)
Back from Costco. Didn't get anything. I forgot my list.

List? We donít need no stinkiní list.

No list is part of the adventure. Also, another fun time is counting masks and guessing who is vaccinated and who isnít.

seedsbelize2 09-29-21 01:26 PM

100% masked in Mťrida Costco.
On subject, I have found it impossible to unsubscribe from Costco emails. I tried several times. This time I reported it as spam. Vamos a ver.

MoAlpha 09-29-21 01:27 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22250280)
Is that your professional opinion or just pulling our collective legs? :foo:

I think it's true. I have been involved in cognitive enhancement for years and used to show a slide at the end of my talks showing how the effect sizes in our fancy-pants, high-tech, brain stimulation world were not much better than from gum chewing or smoking a cig. Our stuff has gotten better lately though.

Velo Vol 09-29-21 01:28 PM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22250284)
guessing who is vaccinated and who isnít.

You have no way of knowing if the guesses are correct.


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