It is hard to believe that it was only seven years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Through extensive research I quickly found out that with the relative simplicity of EnRoute, CNC routers were capable of just about anything imaginable. This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as we continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful software... -dan

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Building a train - Part fifteen

The last step of amy project is to ready it for shipping. In this case we get to have the fun of delivering it ourselves. The train weighed in at 1,664 lbs. I had built a sturdy lift point into the roof of the cab on the steam engine. It was a simple matter of threading through a small chain and then using the forklift to haul it over to the trailer.

In only a couple of days out in the weather the rust evened out nicely, making the train look like it was a hundred years old. This is going to look fabulous high on the trestle when it is installed at the adventure golf.

I'll be making the delivery in less than a week. These trips are always fun with lots of stares and waves as we travel down the road... this time more than a hundred miles distant. I'll take a few more shots as we travel and on arrival. Stay tuned...