You can gauge the risk.
His tone was unassuming, but his gaze was intent, as if he were trying to gauge if she recognized him or not.
Narrow gauge and normal gauge railways of local interest covered 3905 m.
Gauge, with a ruling gradient of I in 40, a maximum speed of 15 m.
Its width depends on the numbers of tracks and their gauge; for a double line of standard gauge it is about 25 ft., a space of 6 ft.
Thus the gauge may be narrow, the line single, the rails lighter than those used in standard practice, while deep cuttings and high embankments may be avoided by permitting the curves to be sharper and the gradients steeper: such points conduce to cheapness of construction.
Gauge and 50 metres for the 75 m.
Prevailing only in New South Wales; in Victoria the gauge is 5 ft.
Gauge for the London & North-Western railway, fig.
A straight length of not less than 60 metres for the largest gauge and 40 metres for the smallest must be made between two curves having opposite directions.
The line is of m metre gauge, with steel rails weighing 212 kilos (42 lb) per yard.
The former company's lines (of the ordinary gauge) run from Cagliari, past Macomer, to Chilivani (with a branch at Decimomannu for Iglesias and Monteponi).
The simplicity is great; they can be quickly mounted and dismounted; the correct gauge can be perfectly maintained; the sections of rails and sleepers (which are of iron) are very portable, and skilled labour is not required to lay or to take them up; the making of a " turn-out " is easy, by taking out a 15 ft.
The gauge is broken at Mendoza, the Buenos Aires and Pacific having a gauge of 5 ft.
The city is connected with its port, Jaffa, by a carriage road, 41 m., and by a metre-gauge railway, 54 m., which was completed in 1892, and is worked by a French company.
And further, it is said, established what has become the standard gauge of the world, 4 ft.
Brunel on the Great Western railway, where, however, it was abandoned after the line was converted from broad to standard gauge in 1892.
In Ireland the usual gauge is 5 ft.
The gauge may be regarded as reduced to its narrowest possible dimensions in mono-rail lines, where the weight of the trains is carried on a single rail.
When the initial pressure is 100 lb per square inch by the gauge the thermal efficiency drops to about nearly 15% with the same back pressure.
Gauge and the dimensions of the existing tunnels, arches, and other permanent works.
For local services where stoppages are frequent the demand is for engines capable of quickly ' At the beginning of 1908 the Great Western's loading gauge on its main lines was widened to 9 ft.
Gauge, and laid with rails weighing from 50 to 70 lb per yard; a flat-footed 60 lb rail, with the axle load limited to 14 tons, has the advantage for such lines that it permits the employment of a proportion of the locomotives used on main lines.
Gauge, rails of 40 lb have been sanctioned.
The gauge may be either 1.44 metres (4 ft.
Gauge must not be less than 250 metres, loo metres for the 1 m.
The minor lines (many of them narrow gauge) remain in the hands of private companies.
Only under exceptional conditions; the old " broad gauge " of 7 ft.
On the continent of Europe the standard gauge is generally adopted, though in France there are many miles of 4 ft.
In the British colonies the prevailing gauge is 3 ft.
Though the standard gauge is in use in Lower Egypt, the line into the Egyptian Sudan was built on a gauge of 3 ft.
The Paris line is built with the standard gauge of 4 ft 82 in., but its tunnels are designedly made of such a small crosssection that ordinary main line stock cannot pass through them.
It must be understood that a railway described as " light " is not necessarily built of narrower gauge than the standard.
Gauge, type IV.
82 in., the standard national gauge, and 1 ft.
The railways are of different gauges, the standard narrow gauge of 4 ft.
As subscribers' lines are invariably short, the smallest gauge of wire possessing the mechanical strength necessary to withstand the stresses to which it may be subjected can be employed, and bronze wire weighing 40 lb per mile is commonly used.
26 gives a general idea of the American gauge in a particular case, generally typical, however, of the American limits.
Cars of this saloon type have been introduced into England for use on railways which have adopted electric traction, but owing to the narrower loading gauge of British railways it is not usually possible to seat four persons across the width of the car for its whole length, and at the ends the seats have to be placed along the sides of the vehicle.
The advantage of uniformity of gauge is in the use of trucks for goods which belong to the rolling stock of the main lines.
Accidents due to simple climbing are, however, exceedingly rare, and are usually found associated with a faulty track, with " plunging " movements of the locomotive or vehicle, or with a " tight gauge " at curves or points.
Brunel adopted for the Great Western railway disappeared on the 20th-23rd of May 1892, when the main line from London to Penzance was converted to standard gauge throughout its length.
In France and other European countries there is also an important mileage of metre gauge, and even narrower, on lines of local or secondary importance.
They are nearly always placed transversely, across the direction of the lines, the longitudinal position such as was adopted in connexion with the broad gauge on the Great Western in England having been abandoned except in special cases.
The real light railway of Italy is that of type IV.: gauge, 0.95 m.
The distortion of the spring determines the actual force which the wind is exerting on the plate, and this is either read off on a suitable gauge, or leaves a record in the ordinary way by means of a pen writing on a sheet of paper moved by clockwork.
The gauge of a railway is the distance between the inner edges of the two rails upon which the wheels run.
Gauge have mostly been converted, or a third rail has been laid to permit interchange of vehicles, and the gauges of 5 ft.
The commercial importance of such free interchange of traffic is the controlling factor in determining the gauge of any new railway that is not isolated by its geographical position.
Gauge; the normal Spanish and Portuguese gauge is, however, 5 ft.
In., so that if the so-called Cape to Cairo railway is ever completed, there will be one gauge from Upper Egypt to Cape Town.
Gauge is in use, with various others.
Owing to observational difficulties, the exact measure of success attained is a little difficult to gauge, but it seems fairly certain that raindrops usually carry a charge.
Where the rail-gauge is narrow and great weight is not desired, blocking girders are provided across the under side of the truck; these are arranged so that, by means of wedges or screws, they can be made to increase the base.
Gauge and vice versa, this does not constitute a break of gauge for traffic purposes.
In India the prevailing gauge is 5 ft.
21 shows the pressure-volume diagram of the Rankine cycle for one pound of steam where the initial pressure is 175 lb per square inch by the 19t, gauge, equivalent to 190 lb per square inch absolute.
In Italy many railways which otherwise fulfil the conditions of a light railway are constructed with a gauge of 4 ft.
No one was or is able to foresee in what condition our or the enemy's armies will be in a day's time, and no one can gauge the force of this or that detachment.