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Posted By markoles on 12/02/2008 2:28 PM
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One of the hardest decisions was coming up with a road number. It is a lot easier when you are modeling a real railroad's engine. Coming up with your own number is a bit trickier. After a breif brain fart, I settled on 3177 for the following reasons:

1. I am 31
2. MB is 37
3. Luke is 1
4. I was born in '77
5. Starting with 3177, subtract the product of MB and my age (1147) and you get 2030. Add 2030 and my birth year, 1977 to get 4007. Subtract 2008, and are left with 1999, the year I graduate Villanova. Conversely, if you add MB's birth year to 2030, and subtract 2008, you get 1993, the year she graduated Millersville. Since I already have a 9399 caboose, this kind of tricky math is required.





Your math leaves a lot to be desired...

I didn't say it was wrong... (I didn't verify it, anyway), but it still leaves a lot to be desired.
 

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Do what the original RRs did...

Number them in the sequence they were acquired... 1... 2... 3... 4 etc.

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Number them by the month and year they were purchased. If you get more than one per month, spread the count over the months you didn't get any... if more than 12 per year, you are so dain'g rich you don't need free advice... send me some money and I'll help you further with your delimma.
 
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