Re: likeability bias in model freight car selection


Doug Rhodes
 

Hello Frank

There is a random number generator function in Excel. Have a look at the help screens for it, where some of the examples will apply to this problem.

Send me an email off-list if you'd like some help setting it up.

Doug Rhodes

----- Original Message -----
From: destron@vcn.bc.ca
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, June 03, 2009 5:41 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: likeability bias in model freight car selection





Where might one find such a randomness generator?

Frank Valoczy
Vancouver, BC

SUVCWORR@aol.com wrote:
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> Jim,
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> Perhaps as discussed on this list previously, you need to expand your
> fleet beyond the cars that are needed to serve your industries on a
> regular basis.? Add those cars that will only show up every 4 or 5
> operating sessions and then those that will show up once or twice a year.?
> Using a random selector program for these "special" cars will usually
> result in one or two of them each operating session and to some extent
> remove that sameness with each session.
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> Rich Orr
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: jim_mischke <jmischke@worldnet.att.net>
> To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 2:15 pm
> Subject: [STMFC] Re: likeability bias in model freight car selection
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> Maybe its a growing orderliness I see in my HO scale fleet that is
> uncomfortable. Like a home flower garden. Each car has a purpose. And I
> like
> every single car.
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> There is an underlying orderliness to real railroading too, it's just that
> I
> rarely glimpse all the themes in a real railroad yard. I am never privy
> to the
> waybills and wheel reports in real time. If I do see wheel reports, it
> is some
> deep research from a surviving wheel report in a 1950's era where I hadn;t
> been
> born yet. I was not there.
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> So my experience with real railroad yards (grubby, seemingly random, some
> very
> ugly cars, full of surprises) is different than my own model rairoad yard
> (much
> cleaner, purposeful, fabulous cars everywhere, no surprises).
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> Maybe I should swamp my railroad theme with PRR cars. Simple, grubby,
> common,
> random, no apparent purpose, bad boys..... :)
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> --- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "sparachuk" <sparachuk@...> wrote:
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>> --- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, James Mischke <jmischke@> wrote:
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>> James: I am in accord with what you are doing. It's too bad you feel
>> there's
> something wrong with it, though. I like the idea of walking around my HO
> scale
> yard going "Oh, look! A B&O wagontop!" "Wow! An X-23!" "A CPR mini-box!" I
> can't
> see them anymore in real life so I can at least see them at home. Of
> course if
> you want to get some cars you hate I suppose that's up to you. But you'd
> probably love them, too.
>>
>> Stephan Parachuk
>> Toronto
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>> >
>> > We've discussed how to achieve a fleet look, a pseudo random
>> > feel for freight trains on our model railroads in many different
>> > ways on this steam era list.
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>> >
>> > .... I have discovered a bias in my stash. I like everything.
>> > It is not acquired if I do not like it.
>> >
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