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January 13th, 2012 at 11:01:56 AM permalink
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There are lower level rooms at MSS that face the railroad tracks.



We still have to do the coin on the train track experiment. There is was a thread in the early days of the forum about whether a train running over a penny would fling it forward or backwards.
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January 13th, 2012 at 11:25:38 AM permalink
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There is was a thread in the early days of the forum about whether a train running over a penny would fling it forward or backwards.

Back and to the left, obviously ...

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January 13th, 2012 at 6:08:13 PM permalink
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There are lower level rooms at MSS that face the railroad tracks. They can be quite noisy when the trains roll through. Get a room on a higher floor if you can.



Thanks. I was going to bring that up, too.

Doe the train just roll through, or does it also blow a whistle? Long ago I lived a couple of blocks from a railroad track. It wasn't used much, but then the trains passed through, they blew a very loud whislte. I recall being awoken a time or too

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Note that most downtown rooms have AC units that can be pretty noisy when they fire up. They will cycle on and off all night depending on how you set them. It can get pretty aggravating when the temperature is too hot to go without it.



Thank you, but I usually sleep with the AC off. Vegas in May is warm, no question, but to me it's not that hot. I'll sleep well enough running the AC for an hour or two before bed time, then I turn it off.
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January 13th, 2012 at 6:29:53 PM permalink
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We still have to do the coin on the train track experiment. There is was a thread in the early days of the forum about whether a train running over a penny would fling it forward or backwards.



I remember that. If I could be of any help, there's a line 'round here that's still quite busy (train every 30-40 min). My boy doesn't let me go in the car without a mandatory stop to watch it, so it wouldn't be nothing to hop out and place a penny.

My only question would be how to tell? If it landed forward of it's placement, how could I tell it didn't pop up and get hit forward, or just blown forward? (train rips at like 45-50mph) I don't reckon I could visually see the moment of impact and determine what happens...
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January 13th, 2012 at 6:55:17 PM permalink
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My only question would be how to tell? If it landed forward of it's placement, how could I tell it didn't pop up and get hit forward, or just blown forward? (train rips at like 45-50mph) I don't reckon I could visually see the moment of impact and determine what happens...



Easy. Take along a camera and tape the whole thing. If necessary, place several pennies (just make sure none of them are worht thousands of dollars first).
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January 13th, 2012 at 7:26:27 PM permalink
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Easy. Take along a camera and tape the whole thing. If necessary, place several pennies (just make sure none of them are worht thousands of dollars first).



Wife took it =/ Which ever way I do it would have to be without electronic assistance.

I'll have more than one shot. Like I said, trains come often and my boy makes sure I see at least a few a week. Pennies are numerous and all the steel ones are safely tucked away in the attic ;) If anyone has a non digital suggestion, I'm all ears...
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