First of all, my hard drive is dying a slow death, so while the new hardware is on the way, I am backing up a few remaining files, and getting ready for that exciting half a day of installing software, and setting up my PC the way I want it. That said, this is a good reminder to all, that backing up files is never a bad idea. I routinely back mine up, and thankful that I got sufficient warning versus a quick and irreversible shutdown.
I have mentioned here before that in addition to my full time career, I also help manage a 600 acre corn/soybean family farm. We will begin harvest very soon, so between computer issues and many extra hours in the field, my time to work on N scale projects will be slim. My Pete 387 will arrive on Tuesday via UPS, so I am very excited to see the results. The Kenworth 900 will most likely wait until after harvest.
Enough babbling. Now that I have this 3d design and printing initiative (addiction) consuming a good part of my life, I have looked at our Case IH 2577 through an N scale lens and have been more than once inspired to create my own 3d model. A very similar inspiration led to the genesis of the 43' Wilson grain trailer. It strays even further from model railroading than my current truck and trailer models, but it is still a major void in our scale that I am sure many N scalers would find a use for. So as I am sitting in the seat over the next several weeks, I will begin thinking about what it might take to design one. Lucky for me, I have my own model I can study and measure. Anyone else interested in a red harvester?