Category Archives: Trams

How one cancelled train can ruin the whole system

After my blog post about how maths means trains seem more frequent than they are, here’s another even more irritating rail-based maths problem. From Germany, I’ve been feeling quietly smug watching the chaos on the UK Northern and Thameslink lines … Continue reading

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Poem about how hot it is #2

Hello friends. Not a huge amount of poetry recommendation today, partly because I’m still stuck in the flytrap-sticky, rabbit hole world of Alan Turing and partly because the only other poetry I have read recently is by Adrienne Rich, and … Continue reading

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Frankfurt Flexity Tram in Lego

Wow, long time no blog. I recently discovered Lego Digital Designer and, immediately after, the Lego Digital Designer to POV-Ray Converter. With these two tools, you can create basically any Lego model you like, for free, without having to hunt … Continue reading

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Google Search Q&A 3

Time to stick my hand into the lucky dip of our incoming Google Searches once more and see what comes to the top… difference between dove and sparrow what is the difference between a dove and a sparrow whats the … Continue reading

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Solving the Börneplatz Problem

Last night, I blogged about an inefficient bit of track design at Börneplatz in Frankfurt. And to make it EVEN MORE exciting, I left… A CLIFFHANGER.

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The Börneplatz Problem

This is a little maths problem I was thinking about on the tram back today. Until recently, there were two tramlines running through the centre of Frankfurt, the 11 and the 12. The two lines follow the same track through … Continue reading

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