Yay! March is here! I hate winters in the Midwest so March , while certainly not without it's winter weather, is at least that much closer to the warmer temps. Not only that but it's time for Weekend Modeling Plans! B&M Boxcars by Jim Wiggin posted Mar 4, 2016 at 7:37 AM This past week, I finished the two Atlas PS-1 boxcars for the B&M railroad. These will look nice on the Galesburg City Job mixed in with all the CB&Q, Santa Fe, Rock Island etc. I'm really impressed with these cars that Atlas has made and will buy more but be forewarned, they are delicate! I got my polystyrene sheets on Monday and started using a combination of Google Earth and old photos of the area I'm modeling and started making paper mock ups of the two main roads, Henderson and Forth street. My goal is to get those two important roadways down, painted and weathered. The jury is still out on adding a crossing system for Henderson. While there is one there now, I can't find a set in the photos I have, yet Henderson was just as busy then as now. I also have a LARGE order in both scale and quantity of custom paint in the shop. The same buddy who had me paint up his 2 rail O scale GP50 in a fantasy Bloomer Line colors wants me to do the same with his freight car fleet which consists of 9 freight cars. That's a lot of Chinese Red! Overall, I hope to accomplish a lot this weekend, especially where the first showing of the year for the layout is coming up the first weekend in April. Warm weather is scheduled for this weekend so I hope to open the windows and get to work! So how about you? What do you have planned this weekend? Sounds like we have some lucky modelers who are ready to start bench work, how about some track work? Maybe a little DCC or scenery? Whatever your plans are, let us know. We'll all come back on Monday, March 7th and see how we all did. Until then, have a great weekend, stay safe and... High Greens!