|View single post by Tom Harbin|
|Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 06:17 pm||
Your comment has me doing some thinking,
and a little soul-searching.
I wonder if the issue is aptitude or attitude or even ineptitude?
By all rights, I should be able to do simple CAD work.
I know the basic principles,
in fact I was one of the project managers that worked with SGI
(Silicon Graphics - their old headquarters is now the Googleplex or whatever they call it)
for another computer manufacturer.
When I was in high school,
one of my shop teachers tried to convince me to go into drafting as a profession,
and even bought me a small drafting set (thank you Mr. Barry) that I still use occasionally.
He thought I had talent.
I think my issue may be desire.
As much as I like the idea of the results,
I've spent 46 years working with computers daily.
There is something satisfying about low/no tech solutions,
and it is actually one of the things that keeps me enthusiastic about MRR.
I'm even moving from DCC to RCBP,
non-powered track and manual turnout control.
But, you can't argue with the results of the CAD-based solutions.
Somethings are just plain difficult to scratch-build with enough rigidity to really work.
I've re-glued the interior mullions in my dry goods store three times now.
It's getting old.