[r-t] calling positions

Fred Bone Fred.Bone at dial.pipex.com
Fri Oct 20 14:49:38 UTC 2006

On 19 Oct 2006 at 16:18, Robin Woolley said:

> I think that Richard is confusing the two lines of thought. Which coursing
> order to change is of prime interest to the composer, but where to put the
> bobs is of prime interest to the conductor. The composer might think, 'I
> wish to find a place to shunt 456', but the conductor need only worry
> about the result. As we know, Richard quite often uses his own
> compositions and one may think about one's own compositions in a slightly
> different way to someone else's.
> b.t.w., the Imperial system is much more satisfying than the metric
> system. Why? There are 63360 inches in a mile which has factors 2,3,5 and
> 11 but the metric system only has factors 2 and 5. Just a thought! In
> fact, here's a provoking thought: 'The Imperial system is still the most
> widely used measuring system in the world today'.

There's the answer, then. Denote all calling positions in brake 
horsepower, or maybe pennyweights per cubic ell. Who's going to make a 

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