Posts Tagged ‘History’

New Zealand history 1957 ;Last steam train made in New Zealand .

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The last steam train to be buillt in the hilside workshops Dunedin travel Film produced by New Zealand National film …
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How exactly were Asian people treated throughout the history of America? Even today?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Question by meOh: How exactly were Asian people treated throughout the history of America? Even today?
All of our history text-books focused only on the European people and the African people, but never made any reference to Asian people.
I know most Asians came during the Gold Rush, but were they treated badly like how African people were? Were they treated differently after the civil war?

Best answer:

Answer by Bachelorette
The Civil War which was between the North and South had no effect on how Asians were treated.Also, there was a higher concentration of Asians living in the West at that time because they helped build the railroads.
Asians were not treated nearly as badly as Africans but thousands of Japanese citizens were unfairly placed in concentration camps after Pearl Harbor. The concentration camps weren’t anything like the death and work camps in Europe that the Jews were in such as Auschwitz or Sobibhor(sp), but they like the Jews were put there against their will.
They weren’t treated well at all when they were put to work on the railroads. The Asians built the railroads from West to East and I believe the Irish built from East to West. I might be wrong about the Irish part though I haven’t been in a history class in a while lol.
Almost forgot about the “Gentlemen’s Agreement” which was an act passed by Congress I believe it had something to do with preventing more Asians from entering the country.

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History of Boilermakers

Friday, December 7th, 2012

What is a Boilermaker? History of Boilermakers.

Who was the shortest player in NFL history?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Question by EVIL HORSE-name change!band is now called1/2 Evil: Who was the shortest player in NFL history?
FYI: My 10 year old cousin wanted to ask this question. Not bad huh?

Best answer:

Answer by one of the worst in Bears history
Doug Flutie
Fred Dryer

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Lionel model railroad- Anything wrong here? history, science, transportation.?

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Question by Huh?: Lionel model railroad- Anything wrong here? history, science, transportation.?
Look at this Lionel item, and tell me if there is anything obviously and critically wrong with it.

Also, what might the welders be working on?

I’ll post my reasons after a few responses.

BTW. I’m asking in this category because there is no decent category for model railroading, and readers here seem to have good general knowledge.
BriaR has given all good answers, the way I saw it. However, I went back and enlarged the image twice size, and noticed that there is some liquid pouring from the top. Evidently the coal just happened to be there. I also see two welding gas tanks. I wonder if they are disconnecting the tank to make it easier to upright it, in two sections. Maybe this diorama isn’t as bad as I first thought. Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by BriaR
Ha Ha Ha!! Good one!

1. Why are they carrying coal (or similar black granular solid) in a liquid tanker
2. The hazard triangles on the tanker plus the word “spirit” suggest a flammable liquid – so wtf is the guy doing with a welding torch?
3 If the force of the crash had been enough to rip of the top of the tank opening how come the tanker is undamaged
4 How did the coal manage to spill out in heaps higher than the outlet (assuming it could flow out at all
5 Why is the welder’s gas bottle so far from him with the pipe trailing over the tanker – why would they hump it over the spill?
6 Only 1 gas bottle – should be 2 one for the acetylene, one for the oxygen

Do I get a prize?

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so u guys and gals think maths is a bit difficult!! lets see what history has to say?

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Question by FENDER BENDER: so u guys and gals think maths is a bit difficult!! lets see what history has to say?

Teaching Math in 1950: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $ 100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

Teaching Math in 1960: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $ 100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price or $ 80. What is his profit?

Teaching Math in 1970: A logger exchanges a set “L” of lumber for a set “M” of money. The cardinality of set “M” is 100. Each element is worth one dollar. Make 100 dots representing the elements of the set “M”. The set “C”, the cost of production contains 20 fewer points than set “M.” Represent the set “C” as a subset of set “M” and answer the following question: What is the cardinality of the set “P” for profits?

Teaching Math in 1980: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $ 100. Her cost of production is $ 80 and her profit is $ 20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

Teaching Math in 1990: By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $ 20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees? There are no wrong answers.

Teaching Math in 1996: By laying off 40% of its loggers, a company improves its stock price from $ 80 to $ 100. How much capital gain per share does the CEO make by exercising his stock options at $ 80? Assume capital gains are no longer taxed, because this encourages investment.

Teaching Math in 1997: A company outsources all of its loggers. The firm saves on benefits, and when demand for its product is down, the logging work force can easily be cut back. The average logger employed by the company earned $ 50,000, had three weeks vacation, a nice retirement plan and medical insurance. The contracted logger charges $ 50 an hour. Was outsourcing a good move?

Teaching Math in 1998: A laid-off logger with four kids at home and a ridiculous alimony from his first failed marriage comes into the logging company corporate offices and goes postal, mowing down 16 executives and a couple of secretaries, and gets lucky when he nails a politician on the premises collecting his kickback. Was outsourcing the loggers a good move for the company?

Teaching Math in 1999: A laid-off logger serving time in Folsom for blowing away several people is being trained as a COBOL programmer in order to work on Y2K projects. What is the probability that the automatic cell doors will open on their own as of 00:01, 01/01/00?
too lengthy to read??sorry!!

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Answer by critter
Hee Hee funny

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History Of Ho-Scale Trains – How H0-Scale Got Started And Became The Most Popular In The World

Monday, October 17th, 2011

In 1921, the “double zero” or 00 scale train (1:76) was introduced in the United Kingdom.  This train was and remains the most popular scale in the UK and runs on the same gauge track as the H0 scale trains, although the actual trains and rolling stock are a larger scale.  In the 1930’s the H0 scale was introduced as an alternative to the 00, but never really grabbed a foothold in the UK.  At 1:87, the H0 scale (pronounced h-oh, not h-zero, and not ho) is approximately half the scale of the 0 (zero) scale.  Early scales were denoted by numbers like 0, 1,2, and 3. In the United States, Japan and Australia, H0 is more popularly denoted as HO.

The H0 scale became very popular in the United States in the late 1950’s which is when model railroads started to become less like toys and more realistic due to hobbyist demand.  Smaller sized trains by their very nature allow enthusiasts to fit more “scale miles” into the same space as larger trains, while giving up a little in ruggedness.  Smaller trains also allow more detailed scenery to be created in the space.

In the 1960’s, the 0 scale began to decline in response to the rise in the H0 scale’s popularity.  Even manufacturer’s who had previously eschewed the scale like Gilbert (who made the popular American Flyer) began making the more popular scale. Today the H0 scale is the most popular scale in the US as well as in most of Europe.  Although 00 still maintains its top spot in England, the H0 scale does exist.  The British 1:87 Scale Society was formed in the mid 1990’s to promote the scale and provide support to those modelers who enjoy it.

Early track for the H0 trains were sold in sections, usually 9 inches long and came in straight sections and curved sections of various radii.  Track “code” is a measurement of the height of the rail as measured in thousandths of an inch.  Most popular is probably Code 100 which is .100 inches high.  This track is fairly heavy for the HO scale and can accept 00 trains and older deep wheel flange trains as well.  For that reason, some purists opt to make their own finescale track to reduce the size.

Due to the widespread popularity of HO scale trains throughout most of the world, manufacturers make a wide array of locomotives, rolling stock (cars and carriages), track, and scenery.  You can buy fully ready to run models, easy to assemble kits, or Craftsman kits which require much more assembly and skill and may contain several hundred parts.  Price and quality also varies widely, so be sure you know what you are buying, as with anything else, you get what you pay for in most cases.

Henry Michael is a model train enthusiast who enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others to help them get the most out of this exciting hobby.  For more information on on Due to the widespread popularity of HO scale trains, visit my website at and learn how easy it is for you to get involved with model railroading.  It will help you to avoid mistakes that most beginners make.  If you are more experienced, it will give you a different perspective on things you maybe doing or would like to do.

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Bachmann 1:20.3 Large Scale Heisler Locomotive “History”

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

The history of the Heisler geared locomotive is featured in this video.
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A Brief History of Classic Diecast Model Cars

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 The earliest classic diecast model cars weren’t produced as collectible items in their own right, they were intended to lend added realism to model train sets, even though they were often out of scale with the model trains.
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Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 JOIN THE MODEL TRAIN CLUB NOW – THE INTERNETS LARGEST MODEL TRAIN COMMUNITY From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Carpet railways first appeared in the 1840s and became very popular Victorian model railway toys. The locomotives were very simple, usually made in brass, with a simple oscillating cylinder driving the main wheels. They were basically a boiler mounted on wheels, although simple decoration (usually bands of lacquer) was sometimes applied. Track was not used — the boiler was filled with water, the burner lit, and when steam was being produced, the locomotive was placed on the floor and allowed to run until either the water ran out or it crashed into the furniture. Very quickly, after a number had exploded, simple safety valves were fitted. They quickly gained the nickname of Birmingham Dribblers, as they had the unfortunate habit of leaving a trail of water behind them as they ran across the floor. Very often this trail would be mixed with the fuel used for the burner, and there were numerous incidents of fires caused by the locomotive crashing into furniture and over-turning so that the burning fuel was spilled over the floor. The fuel inside has also been known to explode, but this is incredibly rare. As time passed, embellishments were added, such as wooden buffer beams, buffers and steam whistles.
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