Scribed and cut lines on the Cricut

Up to now, when I’ve wanted some lines scribed and others cut, I’ve simply run the whole pattern on the Cricut with a lighter touch.  Then I have chased the scribed lines with a knife to cut them through.  It’s simple, but tedious. Tonight, as I was cutting out the inside layer of the rear walls of the roundhouse, I noticed that they all have … Continue reading Scribed and cut lines on the Cricut

Even on Linux, I blame Microsoft…

I’ve been waiting for parts for the wheels for 622 for a couple of weeks now.  They are coming from Apogee Vapeur in Switzerland, and I suspect they have been held up in customs, while they decide if they’re dangerous or not.  Hopefully I don’t get hit with some huge brokerage charge when they finally do arrive – they were expensive enough as they were! … Continue reading Even on Linux, I blame Microsoft…

OnShape vs SketchUp! – a model railroader’s view

Well, I’m a few weeks into my OnShape journey now, and I must say I’m impressed.  After my experience with FreeCad and Blendr, I was almost ready huck my Linux machine out the window when Vince pointed me toward OnShape. I’m thankful he did.  For several years I was a staunch advocate for SketchUp! but now my allegiance has changed.   As a programmer I … Continue reading OnShape vs SketchUp! – a model railroader’s view