I'm convinced that these weekends are only one day long, not the two day we are told they are. That being said, a lot got accomplished this weekend but not as much as I like. Saturday, Northern New Jersey (and most of the north) received it's first snow fall of the season, about 9" or so inches here. Enough to be a pain and watch one kid back his VW into a plow. Saturday also had fellow Trainboard member billmtx stop by for some hot beef stew and talk trains. Funny how fast the evening went as we discussed T-Trax, my layout, stuff in the shop etc. Sunday, more of nscalerone's locomotives progressed. Here is a former EL GP35. Weathering per the picture I have is pretty minimal. This was by far the most fun unit to patch and Conrail was actually neat in patching it up. The two logo's on the ends, cab numbers and lettering on the long hoods was patched up with EL Maroon. She still looks classy. Up next is this Alco C420, formally of the Lehigh & Hudson River. This locomotive received a lot of weathering. The fun part was masking out the nose logo and side lettering and painting it Conrail blue. I'm getting these two as well as the RS3 for CNJ decaled before I go to work and while the light is good. I actually got a little done on my Northern line as well. I had gone to Potter Place NH the previous weekend and taken most of the afternoon having my Father help me get measurements. That really paid off and between this and Google Maps, the planning stage is progressing nicely. Sorry the picture is dark, my apartment has the worst lighting known to mankind. The two former "concrete spurs" are gone now as well as the foam roadbed. I now need to take up the turnout and re lay track. You can just see my notes as well as an outline of Cilleyville Road as well as the beginnings of the junction to former NH Rt. 11. The Walthers grain building provides an acceptable stand in for the freight house that will be scratch built when I get back to Illinois. A second turn out will be installed after the current one. This siding will serve the freight house which I found out used to serve RP Johnson Lumber. I also worked on models of the flying kind as I will be attending a show and covering the event for Flying Models magazine. So a busy, but fun weekend. So how about you? Did you get some progress on the layout? Any train shows? Let us know how you did, better yet post some pictures of your progress. We'll do it all again on Friday.