Good morning, good evening, wherever you may be. It's time to gather around at the station of creativity and grab a chair, an iced beverage of your choice and tell us what you have planned in the work shop this weekend. As of Monday night, I officially joined the ranks as a "Grandpa." My step daughter, Shelby gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and what a cutie she is. Soon she will learn of Grandpa's trains and as with any grand child, spoiling will come from the grandparents! With that said, I'm sure there will be grand daughter interruptions not only this weekend but many others and I probably wont mind much. Saturday: With most of the lumbar cut out out, I hope to start assembly of a mount on the wall, shadow box that I have started for my portable N scale B&M layout. If you remember, I built this layout from two T-Trak 3 foot modules. It was designed for one day shows when setting up the City Job would be impractical. Both modules have the track work complete and the first module even has some scenery at this point. Running it the other day reminded me how much fun it is, so rather than leave it in its transport box, why not have it out and running. I cut up the majority of the lumbar last night that will include the three wall mounts, the lower braces that hold the modules and the upper braces that will hold the valance and LED lighting. I'll detail the construction in another thread. Sunday: Domestic duties will no doubt need to be done, however I will have to make time to work on the City Job. I'm heading to the St. Louis RPM meet on July 26th with the layout and since I'll be set up across from the Burlington Route Historical Society, I'll be sprucing things up a bit. I've also started building a cassette for the layout which will allow me to set up trains and plug them into the layout. This will be a good stand in until I get the new modules built. So how about you? What do you have planned for the coming weekend? Let us know. We'll assemble once again on Monday the 15th to see how we all did. Until then, stay cool, have fun, be safe and as always... High Greens!