Gathan Beaga

train train

…must …resist …

Nah, sod it. I’m even more of an anorak than I thought. I discovered the oddly named googol-Choo-Choo, on VersionTracker, and downloaded it. It turns out to be a model railway simulator, where you can build a layout complete with trees, buildings, cars and animals, then set a train to run on it.

The payoff is the 3-d view of the train in action: several different angles are available, including the driver’s view.

And… though it pains me to admit it… this is very strangely compelling. Will I end up, in 30 years time, the sad bloke with no family but a huge model railway layout in the basement? Or even worse, the sad bloke with no family but a huge virtual model railway layout in the basement?

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