Talk:878: Model Rail

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It IS possible to go smaller than one atom, but it tends to make a really bright flash and loud noise. The original atomic bomb was the second guy's reading of a train modeler's notes, miraculously preserved in a refrigerator. -- 03:37, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Corrected HO to H0 -- 22:25, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

I hate it when my model train layout gets crushed by a cold virus. 23:38, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

You mean your model model model model model train layout.. 20:39, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

3.5mm per foot? What kind of half-assed system is that?? It's an embarrassment. 21:13, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

3.5 millimeters is due to the origins of HO scale. It literally means "Half O", and "O" scale, now 1/4 inch per foot in the US, was 7 mm/foot in Britain, where the scales originated. The debate over "HO" and "H0" comes from the same source, as "O" scale was originally labeled "0", following the larger scales of 1, 2, 3, etc, used for toy trains in the early 20th century. As for the name today, it's pronounced "Aitch-Oh" in most, if not all, of the world. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

In Germany this scale is called "H-Null" (H for halb=half; Null=zero). So H0 is definitly correct there while HO is completly illogical. The HO can be used in english only because it is common to use O instead of saying zero, while this is uncommon in most other languages. 09:49, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
How is half of zero logical but half of O isn't? 06:04, 10 June 2017 (UTC)

The "this discussion" link doesn't lead to the discussion in question. Please fix? Anonymous 17:32, 13 February 2014 (UTC)

I can't see this. But a former add here is fixed, maybe this helps.--Dgbrt (talk) 23:14, 13 February 2014 (UTC)
The {{w}} does interpret the link target as the page name. So when linking to "Page?bar=foo" will not interpret the bar parameter. Additionally because there was a = in one parameter it treated everything before as the parameter name and everything after it as the parameter value. If the first problem wouldn't be a problem at least the first parameter would need to be defined as 1=…. I reverted that part to the old working version. 13:49, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

There is a community portal discussion of what to call Cueball and what to do in case with more than one Cueball. I have added this comic to the Category:Multiple Cueballs. Since the one who knows the rule to me seems like the best candidate for a Cueball here, I have changed the transcript to make him Cueball. He has the interesting comments of this comic, so maybe it is OK to let him be listed as Cueball? On the other hand someone has previously done the opposite, proving that it is not possible to say that Cueball is any particular guy. But it is just easier to explain the transcript (and the comic) when calling one of them Cueball rather than guy 1 and 2 (left of right etc.)--Kynde (talk) 14:11, 29 July 2015 (UTC)--

The original width of the section of real world being modeled (18m * 87) works out to 1 mile. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 21:15, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Is this really a sensible interpretation of the "philistines" comment? It seems to hinge on more obscure, original use of the word, and slightly far-fetched. In particular, considering Munroe's other comments on that movie, I had assumed they were considered philistines simply for cluttering the rulebook with needless pop-culture references, as per the more common definition given on the wikipedia page of "[A person with a] lack of and an indifference to cultural and æsthetic values".Thomson's Gazelle (talk) 11:50, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

Fight Club has also been referred to (at least) in 922: Fight Club. I think this should be mentioned, but I'm not sure how to work that into the current text. 20:53, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

This idea can be used to prove Brouwer's Fixed Point Theorem in 2 dimensions. See --Cosmia Nebula 01:54, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Why not just put a little note in the scale model of his basement to refer to the zoomed in version of the model? user:Claire Kholin

Cueball's problems with nesting would be solved if he made the replica of the town at a specific moment of time - making a replica of the town before he made the replica would avoid nesting entirely since that moment of time would not include the replica itself.