I have always enjoyed doing research and learning (especially when it has a historical prototypical significance), creating drawings and building unique structures. I have taken architectural drafting in school. I worked for years on a drafting board with a T-square and triangles as a Mechanical Engineer.
Built by William Test.
I have built a couple of off-shore sailboats on commission. I designed, drafted, and was the master carpenter of a 5,000 square foot timber frame home. I changed vocations, but I continued to use my drafting skills to enhance projects. 
I had a Lionel train on a 4' x 8' piece of plywood. My mother gave my Lionel Train away when I worked at a Boy Scout camp during a summer! Then when my son was born, my interest in model railroads was renewed. I purchased a very early version of AutoCad software to design a few railroad layouts. I became hooked on large scale railroads, but was unable to find structures and wagons I liked for a Saw Mill complex and Company Town shelf layout. I researched and designed the structures in CAD, wrote and then published a couple articles in hobby magazines. I was awarded First Place Best-in-Show at the 2008 Mid-West Large Scale Train Show. 
When I “retired,” I went to the local community college and enrolled in Computer Aided Design and web design courses for two years. Upon completion, I purchased the latest version of the AutoCad software. I then spent three years as a volunteer helping to develop a two and a half acre railroad garden with historical vignettes. I worked for the Landscape Architect (designer of the RR garden) designing unique historical structures for volunteers, who had minimal modeling skills and experience. I also built a few of these unique structures.
In 2011 this web site was created offering  Plan-Set products based on the above endeavors and continuing skill and product development. In 2019 I modernized this web site.
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VCLCo Tool Shed.dwg.
So where did the Vilas County Lumber Company name come from? This is the name of the Sawmill a distant cousin managed in northern Wisconsin (renaming the Company Town after himself) early last century, and which I am modeling in large scale.
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Last updated March 02, 2019.​​​​