Inkscape and Cricut

As I mentioned yesterday, I was very happy that the first attempt to get something to cut with the Cricut was successful.  However, the Cricut Design Space program is pretty much useless for composing all but the simplest shapes, and so, I cast about for a free drawing program. I happened across Inkscape, which feels familiar […]

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New throttle for Pembroke

Thanks to my friend, Brian Pate, who recently decommissioned his fabulous Klondike Mines Railway, I found myself in possession of a CVP ALR900 radio receiver and a clutch of T5000 throttles.   Having only one engine in steam, I passed most of the throttles over to another friend, Scott Calvert, and kept only one. It has […]

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No more double standard

Chris Mears kicked off an interesting discussion over on his blog back in October.  Through a series of posts, he has been analyzing his desires with respect to the hobby.  It seems to have gone quiet over there, but one post in particular struck a chord with me. If it is to be placed in a […]

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Turntable operational at last!

It’s been eleven months and 76 blog posts, but Pembroke at last has an operational turntable!  It has been quite a journey, to say the least.  There is a step up onto the turntable on the side that had the great MDF debacle; I’m hoping it will not need shimming, but I will reserve judgement […]

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