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Ongoing Planning for the New Layout

Milepost 1143 I don’t want this blog to deteriorate into an ongoing discussion of the merits of CAD software but in this case, I think a little time is warranted.  So bear with me for a little time because I think there may be something here for everyone who is in the...

The Santa Train…

Milepost 1142 There is a time for both the true meaning of Christmas as well as a time for all of the joy that Santa Claus brings to the hearts of children, young & old, everywhere.  A lot of that joy is captured in this video… While I’m sure that times have...

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Milepost 1141 I do hope that everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving and that you didn’t eat too much along the way… Well, now that Thanksgiving has passed, we are going head-long into the Christmas season and I didn’t think there was a better way to start things...

Layout Design, Round TWO

Milepost 1140 After looking at the original drawing, I decided that there were a few things that would be too hard to work into the design so I set about modifying it and came up with this second rendition that I like a WHOLE LOT MORE. As you can see, I added a yard and still...

A Design for my New Layout

Milepost 1139 A friend of mine uses this CAD program called ViaCAD and was pleased with it so I thought I’d give it a go.  The program supports both 2D and 3D drawing so it should work for 3D printing should I go that route some day in the future.  But for the...

The Shoelace Solution

Boy, you’re gonna carry that weightCarry that weight a long time  –  the Beatles In a stern voice, my family doctor put forth the idea that I drop a few pounds. Well, maybe more that a few pounds, but I got the idea. For me, staying away from pizzas...

The Luggage Lunacy

Hey, pack’d my bags, put ’em at the door  –  Chaka Khan I needed a new piece of luggage for an upcoming trip. Time had passed to replace my aged black suitcase which, I think, I might have received as a college graduation gift. (A...

Fear of Trying

Oh, travelin’ man, love when I canBut sooner or later I’m goin’ on, yeaTravelin man  –  Bob Seger Never have been a fan of vacation trips. I prefer to stay home during vacations, only to visit a golf course, movie or visit to a family...

Angel B Gone

I can’t understand the way it goesI don’t wanna knowNo, I don’t wanna knowCuz everything I know makes me feel so lowNo, I don’t wanna know  –  Sheryl Crow Sure, there are worse fates in this life to suffer compared to having a funny TV...

What’s Mine is Mine

Can’t take it with youEverybody knowsCan’t take it with you when you go  –  Allman Brothers Band Comes a tale from the police docket of an out-of-town traveler who was stopped recently on West Main Cross Street for a traffic infraction. The driver...

 

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