Good morning folks Not much modeling this weekend. I did weather the wheels and trucks for an Atlas two-bay hopper and a Kadee PS-1 covered hopper. Where did your track plan originate? (Self design, Book, someone else's design etc) For me it started with a book. It was one of Model Railroader’s books. Off the top of my head I can’t remember which one and it is buried under a pile of stuff right now. It was the one that feature a lot of 4x8 layouts. I used one of the plans from that to get the basic concept and from there I have been adding and modifying ever since. I don’t have a plan drawn. I am making it up as I go along. I lay track down and change things as I need. I use the various buildings to spot sidings and roads and go from there.