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    The road I drive down every day to work has a series of short stone walls to prevent one from careering off the edge should the worst occur
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    Well, in the summer months, having dysfunctional air conditioning in my car, I drive with the windows wound down. I could not help but notice the chuff chuff sound produced when driving past these walls. So, I decided to conduct an audible experiment.

    The walls are 4' long 2'6" tall and 1'6" wide and 3' apart. I compared the sound and frequency of the chuffing to steam locomotives found on Youtube as I experimented with different speeds. I hereby share with you the results of my findings:

    29mph = Canadian Pacific 4-6-0 with One passenger car.

    37mph = Atlantic Coast Lines 4-4-0 hauling a medium freight.

    45mph = Santa fe 4-6-2 Hauling 6 passenger cars on a grade.

    59mph = New York Central lines 4-6-4 with 12 passenger cars at full throttle.

    74mph = Speeding ticket

    Oh dear, I must be losing it !!!!



    Ps. Speeding ticket was averted by not hitting the magic '74'
    Thanks, Tom

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    You are an odd fellow Mr Cook. Very odd...
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    Obviously he fits right in with this forum. Thanks, Tom! I appreciate the imagination inspired by the experience and the photo (notice photo, friend Moose!) of a very interesting guardrail.
    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcook View Post
    Well, in the summer months, having dysfunctional air conditioning in my car, I drive with the windows wound down. I could not help but notice the chuff chuff sound produced when driving past these walls. So, I decided to conduct an audible experiment.
    I think you need a hobby, @tomcook!
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    Yea you need a hobby......like auto repair specializing in AC??????

    That way you can think decent thoughts......like diesels!

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    Wonder what engine it sounds like on a Harley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldtanker View Post
    .like diesels!
    Can we keep the language clean on this thread please
    Thanks, Tom

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    Thats great info and data!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmdom View Post
    Thats great info and data!
    All in the interest of scientific research.

    This forum is all about cutting edge and full of the most interesting and up to date discoveries.
    Thanks, Tom

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    Is that wall your next big modeling project??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mosslake View Post
    Is that wall your next big modeling project??
    The only modeling project I have concerning 'that wall' will be if I don't pay attention to my driving
    Thanks, Tom

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    Worthy of a morning laugh... Thanks.

    I doubt you are seriously losing it. We would have been more concerned if you video recorded each speed segment, drawn up a spreadsheet and posted evidence to support your theory.
    As it is, you are only half nuts.

    Oddly enough, I found that driving along various highway guardrails offers a similar similar experience. I first noticed it in a mini-van (as opposed to sedan, height matter?) and thought it was a tire issue. It took a few moments in and out of the left lane to realize it was the guardrail posts. Never could tell if it was sound reflecting back or air pressure from the car passing the rail posts, making a repetitive whoosh that I will now call a chuff!
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