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« on: September 20, 2018, 10:38:48 pm »

28th September, 2018 will be ... Ask A Stupid Question Day

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ask-a-stupid-question-day/

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We’ve all done it, had that question we wanted to ask that just sounded astoundingly stupid. We’re embarrassed that it even occurred to us, and worse, that we didn’t know the answer when it seemed so simple. The truth is there is no such thing as a stupid question, except the one that you choose not to ask. We never learn anything if we’re afraid to ask the question to begin with, whether that’s by researching it or asking someone who might know. Ask a Stupid Question Day encourages you to overcome your fear of sounding uneducated, and opening yourself to learning by asking your stupidest questions.

This forum is ... delighted ... to help our members find answers to questions they are embarrassed to ask.   Please feel free to ask before, on, or after 28th September ... if you don't know the answer, others won't either and will thank you for asking.

If you want to post a rubbish answer, please wait to 24th October
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 08:01:00 am »

Addendum .. if you really are embarrassed to ask a question, please send it to me and (subject to it being legal, decent, honest ... and within the Coffee Shop scope ...) I will publish it with anonymously on or around 28th. 

Members use the "personal message" system ... guests are welcome to email me ( graham -at- wellho.net ) so are members - especially if the question is "how do I use the personal message system"  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 10:50:12 am »

What do the yellow MLN signs next to the track stand for?
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 12:12:02 pm »

What do the yellow MLN signs next to the track stand for?
Engineer’s line reference MLN is Main Line (Paddington to Penzance via Bath).  Divided into six sections.

Have I answered too early?  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 12:16:26 pm »

What do the yellow MLN signs next to the track stand for?
Engineer’s line reference MLN is Main Line (Paddington to Penzance via Bath).  Divided into six sections.

Have I answered too early?  Grin

Paul

Not in the slightest, Paul ... on the basis that it's become traditional to go out for a Christmas Dinner with colleagues prior to Christmas Day.

Edit to add ... with your answer, Paul, I managed to find more - http://www.railwaycodes.org.uk/elrs/_mileages/m/mln1.shtm - which links to other line codes
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2018, 07:26:39 am »

I have a handful (of "stupid" questions)  I have been asked or wondered ... only stupid if you already know the answers - worth airing in public if you don't, on national stupid question day.   I am starting / splitting threads to give each question thread space.

Please feel free to post a question you have been asked by a less-train-aware partner / offspring / parent / friend / colleague ..

Stupid (or none-stupid) answers are not limited to the current 24 hours.
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