Good Morning, good evening, where ever you may be. Welcome back to the gateway to the weekend! I hope you all had a great week and like me, are ready to do some model railroading. Let's get started. Saturday: I plan to get off work a bit early today and my main motivation is to work on the HO shelf layout I started last fall. I would like to get hardboard sides mounted and smooth out the top, fill in any cracks and prep the top for paint. I'm taking Angela out for dinner tonight as Sunday's high of 3 degrees has us hibernating on Valentines Day. This should give me the reprieve I need to work on train projects. If all goes well, Saturday will be spent painting the top of the layout and drawing out the track lines. Sunday: As stated earlier, the high is supposed to be 3 degrees, air temp even lower with winds projected to be 10 to 15 MPH out of the NW. A good day to enjoy a hot cup of Earl Grey and some train videos for inspiration. With the anticipation of inspiration, I hope to start laying the Micro Engineering code 70 HO track and turnouts along with soldering all the track feeders. There are only three turnouts on this layout, and they will be hand thrown for simplicity. Any spare time will be spent looking through the Walthers catalog and trying to decide which industries to choose. So how about you? What is on your list of things to get done in the train room? Let us know. We'll assemble again on Monday the 15th to see how we all did. Until then, have a great weekend, be safe, stay healthy and and as always... High Greens!