Found In the Woods

February 22, 2012

What would you buy?

Filed under: Blogging — bsullivan @ 2:29 pm

A friend recently asked “if you could buy any car, what would it be?” Well that’s like asking a parent which child is their favorite. (it depends) For me, there are so many cars that I adore for so many reasons. But if you pegged me to the wall and told me to spill the beans, I guess here’s a pretty good list of what I’d pick.

What would I buy? Well that’s a tough question all around. A few of my “tops”:

2012 Audi RS4 Avant

2004 BMW M3 CSL (E46)
One of the best platforms ever built. Just a magnificent vehicle.

Land Rover Defender
These are one of my all-time favorite vehicles. They stopped selling them in the USA in 1997 because they couldn’t be fitted with airbags and other safety features without serious modifications. They are amazing vehicles. Pure offroad delight.

1971 Saab 99
My parents had this car growing up. They picked it up in Sweeden, drove it all over Europe and had it shipped home. It was a really neat car and I still love ’em.

Porsche 911
Nothing fancy, not the turbocharged version, just the bone-stock legend.

GMC Sierra 1500
There is something great about climbing up into the cab of a big pick up truck, knowing you could go anywhere and carry anything and tow the house right off the foundation.

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited
I had a 1995 Legacy Outback and loved the thing to death. I have always loved the WRX STI’s too. They are just solid, fun cars.

A modern classic. Rare and elegant. I would love to tour the country, or Europe, in one of these.

2012 Volkswagen Golf R
I saw one of these at H20i (a VW festival) last Summer and, wow, it is amazing. Just a fun, racy car all around.

Mazda MX-5 (Miata)
Another fun 2-seater roadster. Simple, affordable – tons of fun.

2002 BMW Z3 M Coupe
This special edition of the Z3 was bonkers in its design and just completely bonkers. I love the wacky shooting brake style.

2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe
Just an amazing car. My friend has one. I am seriously jealous.

February 16, 2012

My Life in a Cube

Filed under: Blogging — bsullivan @ 11:28 am


February 3, 2012

A Long-Awaited Update

Filed under: Railroading — bsullivan @ 12:27 pm


I haven’t given a status update on the basement work in quite a while and I apologize for that. It’s how I am with this blog, it comes and goes. Anyway, to sum it up, after I completed the framing & insulation, the vapor barrier went up, drywall and trim. The room was primed & painted a couple coats and is ready for prime time. Since I completed the room I have begun benchwork construction on the layout. I decided on a dual-level (double deck), around the room layout with a helix (repurposed from my old layout) connecting the two levels and located outside the room. (the track passes through the wall via a hole) So far I have completed roughly 50% of the open grid benchwork and am very pleased with the progress. I need to get some more lumber and spend some more time on this but lately I’ve been busy with my new job. (yay!) Thanks for watching! See you soon.

Great Scale Model Train Show this weekend

Filed under: Blogging,Railroading — bsullivan @ 12:18 pm


This weekend I will be at the Great Scale Model Train Show, held quarterly in Timonium, MD at the State Fairgrounds. It’s a great show and a place you can find lots of model RR related stuff at great prices. My model RR club, the Rockville Model RR Society, will be there as well with about 3+ tables worth of items for sale (see photo above). The club is liquidating many items it has had in storage. Me, well I’m selling lots of items I myself have had for many years and have no use for anymore. Hope you can make it out and if you do, say HI!