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measure twice build once lol

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I reckon those trains were made in a non metric country that was unable to convert if this is an example of their conversion:
" which are 3cm (0.11 inches) " 3cm happens to be 1 3/16"!

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Add a big scraper, increase train speed => problem solved.

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No prob. Just get a half dozen really large guys, give each a sledgehammer, and have them tuck in the bottom edge of each train.

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GOD uses metric! Just yesterday I counted my fingers - 10. Last week I did an inventory of my toes - 10.

Dan, I know you well enough to know you're joking, but for those that may be thinking Dan is serious, consider this: There are numerous factors that go into making something end-up the correct dimensions for the final product on completion day.

If I had to guess (and I have no foreknowledge whatsoever), I would place my bet on the cast-in-place concrete deck members being out-of-place. Possibly an easy fix, possibly not an easy fix. Either way, someone dropped the ball - but it's not a problem with the actual measuring system itself. Conversions, on the other hand; as Harry pointed-out can wreak havoc on "matching parts"!

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Harry; where in the World would they have been able to buy non-metric trains? Not Bombardier (Canada), and the whole of Europe is metric, isn't it?
Otis is right of course; I'm pulling your chain. But really, don't the surveyors carry metric tapes?
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No, it is the brain of those who ordered which is 3 cm too narrow

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Harry; where in the World would they have been able to buy non-metric trains? Not Bombardier (Canada), and the whole of Europe is metric, isn't it?
Otis is right of course; I'm pulling your chain. But really, don't the surveyors carry metric tapes?
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