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 Posted: Mon Dec 2nd, 2019 06:17 pm
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Tom Harbin

 

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Doug,

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.

Hmmmm  L:

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.

Tom


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