Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Lost the plot !!!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Ariege, France
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    1,508
    Thanked 841 Times in 254 Posts
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Lost the plot !!!

    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
    IMG_9254 (2).jpg

    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

  2. The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to tomcook For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Zombietopia, Washington
    Posts
    5,080
    Thanks
    17,718
    Thanked 11,752 Times in 3,369 Posts
    Mentioned
    340 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    You are an odd fellow Mr Cook. Very odd...
    ~ Moose (Co-founder of the Mt. Tahoma & Pacific Railroad, located some where in the Pacific Northwest)

    "Beware the Train of Thought that Carries no Freight..."

    Click Here to See Moose's Layout Thread

  4. The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Moose2013 For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO, US of A
    Posts
    1,694
    Thanks
    3,478
    Thanked 2,407 Times in 982 Posts
    Mentioned
    48 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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!
    Gordon
    Rheinland Bayern Bahn
    http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthr...4-x-9-5-layout

  6. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to el Gato Gordo For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Sequim, WA
    Posts
    2,784
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thanks
    9,447
    Thanked 3,972 Times in 1,617 Posts
    Mentioned
    84 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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!

  8. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Paul Schmidt For This Useful Post:


  9. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Battle Lake MN, USA
    Posts
    173
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked 189 Times in 81 Posts
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Yea you need a hobby......like auto repair specializing in AC??????

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

    Rick

  10. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to oldtanker For This Useful Post:


  11. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    southeast michigan
    Posts
    1,035
    Thanks
    474
    Thanked 1,199 Times in 469 Posts
    Mentioned
    32 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Wonder what engine it sounds like on a Harley.

  12. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to NtheBasement For This Useful Post:


  13. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Ariege, France
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    1,508
    Thanked 841 Times in 254 Posts
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

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

  14. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to tomcook For This Useful Post:


  15. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Espanola, NM, USA
    Posts
    167
    Thanks
    212
    Thanked 72 Times in 36 Posts
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Thats great info and data!

    Emmanuel Dominguez

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to emmdom For This Useful Post:


  17. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Ariege, France
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    1,508
    Thanked 841 Times in 254 Posts
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to tomcook For This Useful Post:


  19. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Perth. Western Australia
    Posts
    435
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thanks
    1,021
    Thanked 561 Times in 221 Posts
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Is that wall your next big modeling project??
    Cheers,

    Russ

    CEO of Devil's Gate Mining Co.



  20. The Following User Says Thank You to mosslake For This Useful Post:


  21. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Ariege, France
    Posts
    412
    Thanks
    1,508
    Thanked 841 Times in 254 Posts
    Mentioned
    40 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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

  22. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to tomcook For This Useful Post:


  23. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    NJ, near old Lehigh Valley RR
    Posts
    2,558
    Blog Entries
    6
    Thanks
    7,857
    Thanked 2,653 Times in 1,203 Posts
    Mentioned
    37 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    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!
    Steve - Jugtown Modeler..............Don't know enough about railroading yet, but scale modeling is my life..............Web-Folio

    The introduction of so powerful an agent as steam to a carriage on wheels will make a great change in the situation of man. -- Thomas Jefferson, 1802


  24. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Jugtown Modeler For This Useful Post:


Similar Threads

  1. They lost WHAT??!!
    By seanm in forum General Rail Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 21st Sep 2015, 05:01 PM
  2. Lost in Dieseldom
    By j edgar in forum Diesel
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 25th Dec 2012, 01:29 PM
  3. I lost a link.......
    By MooseID in forum General Rail Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 8th Jul 2012, 10:11 AM
  4. is all lost?
    By filfreight in forum General Wiring
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 29th Nov 2009, 01:12 AM
  5. New Member Is Lost Already
    By siderod in forum General Rail Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 6th Oct 2005, 06:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •