Well, I think she does. I’ve never actually seen the card. But she’s capable of rattling off everything on the list at will.
In the top five, just behind Poker, is my train collection. Yes. Electric trains. Life as an adult means that family, job, and household chores take precedence, but somewhere in the basement storage are the remains of a real, analog, made-of-atoms, train set.
Instead of the real miniature thing, I tend to my train loving ways these days with apps for the Mac. The newest is iRunTrains, a 3D model railroad simulation app. It’s like having model trains on your Mac and works much the same way.
iRunTrains comes with 16 different layouts, far more than most of us engineers could afford with real miniature trains.
There’s steam and diesel engine trains, complete with exhaust, buildings, and three different trains.
One of the objectives of iRunTrains is to be compatible with the RailModeller app, from MacRailSoft.
What’s better than running your model trains on a Mac? Taking the trains with you on your iPhone or iPad.
iRunTrains is free and a work in progress, but if you’ve ever had (or, have) a model train set, you know how much fun this can be.