Thursday, 4 December 2008

Another time-consuming passion

For the last two years, el jefe has been busying himself preparing a website about steam locomotives - that is when he's not been occupied by building stuff for the garden, digging, planting etc. or doing mosaics.

He is a night-bird so every evening when I hit the sack around 11, he stays up till 1 or 2 a.m. wrestling with sophisticated art software programs to produce locomotives and tenders from times gone by. It's complicated, time-consuming work and the air has been blue at times as he frequently "forgets" to read the manual (you know the phrase - RTFM!) and spends hours figuring out how to do something only to find the easy answer when he consults the tutorials.

Anyway, the current results are HERE

There are some sections still being built but there are enough illustrations and explanations to interest that strange breed of people, affectionately known as "anoraks" who love the age of steam. Enjoy.

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