Re: Box cars on your layout
Haven't you been paying attention?<VBG> Didn't we just hash this out a couple of weeks ago?
"I used the Nelson Gilbert theory to distribute the boxcars as the basis forNot necessarily. The N-G model predicts that the non-home road cars will be in proportion to the national fleet, with the exception of assigned service cars. Some folks insist on adjusting that with "nearest neighbor cars" but the data on that is mixed. So, for general service, the branch is simply a microcosm for the larger road. And if you understand car utilization, this makes sense.
For instance cars onRight and the N-G model is for boxcars, not hoppers so you cannot use it to predict these.
SinceSo go with the national percentages, plus of course home road cars.
Bruce F. Smith
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."
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