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

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

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{13} East Court of the Museum of Science and Industry

{13} East Court of the Museum of Science and Industry

Image by jimdeane
It was a busy week and I had a terrible block surrounding the theme, so this is one of the few pictures I took this week.

We went to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago for an afternoon and I was trying out my new wide angle lens.

This is the East Court of the MSI. Planes are suspended from the ceiling (that is a full size Boeing 727 on the left) and down below is the Great Train Story exhibit which is an enormous model train set.

Can UK-Trained Osteopaths Learn From Science?

Question by Apropos: Can UK-Trained Osteopaths Learn From Science?
Writes an osteopath calling himself Lightning:
“I also recommend Glucosamine sulphate and chondrotin sulphate to people with Osteoarthritis provided their blood pressure is normal as studies also indicate it is benificial (anecdotally from my own experience it was very effective)”.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin (G+C) was not a typical quack remedy. For several years there was genuine hope the glucosamine and/or chondroitin could be beneficial for treatment of osteoarthritis Alas, several recently concluded large scale trials and meta-analyses have proven conclusively that glucosamine and chondroitin therapy is no better than placebo. Responsible physicians no-longer prescribe G+C.

What’s interesting about the late G+C enthusiasm is that shows how easy it is to fooled by “anecdote and personal experience”. Osteopathic cranks and even ethical physicians saw efficacy where there was none exceeding placebo.

Real physicians will drop G+C. Will UK//Euro-trained osteopaths, and assorted similar poorly-trained wannabe healers learn from this and stop fooling themselves? :
“CONCLUSIONS: Compared with placebo, glucosamine, chondroitin, and their combination do not reduce joint pain or have an impact on narrowing of joint space. Health authorities and health insurers should not cover the costs of these preparations, and new prescriptions to patients who have not received treatment should be discouraged.

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Answer by Mr E
bullshit. said the same thing about vitamin e. dr. charles mayo, although a medical doctor, was into nutrition. a study of his said vit e greatly reduced incidence of heart attack. what your “studies” tell me is that they probably found it was cutting into their dope profits.

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