I thought of this idea when I was following the thread titled "HO Steamboat-first submission." I posted this thought at the end of that thread, but in the last 2 days no one has responded to the idea. It occurs to me that many may have already looked at the thread, seen the finished model, made a comment if they were so inclined, and haven't been back to it since. Galen (Ocaliecreek) had requested plans for the boat as being a perfect detail to complete a scene he had built. The idea occurred to me that there might be an interest in a "Plans & Blueprints" forum in the reference section of the Gauge. Obviously, copyrighted plans would be a no-no; but plans in the public domain or plans drawn up by individuals on this forum for modeling projects could be posted to that forum for use by other members of the Gauge who were interested in building a similar model. They might even be used by some as a "jumping off place" for a "scratch bash" based on the submitted plans. I suggest that each set of plans should contain a legend as well as measurements. The legend would be similar to the "distance bar" seen on most maps. The legend should be big enough to be useful when full sized plans are reduced to n-scale or z-scale. As an example the plans might be drawn originally to a scale of 1 inch = 10 FEET. That way a modeler in any scale could look at the plans and get an understanding of the approximate size of a model built in his/her scale. The other purpose of the legend is that modelers could print out the plans, and take them to a local Kinkos to have them enlarged or reduced to fit their scale. If the legend is 1 inch = 10 feet, then any modeler can determine how long 10 feet should be in his/her scale, and have the plans enlarged or reduced to make the legend = 10 scale feet in their preferred modeling scale. I've thought of a couple more suggestions. It could be a "sticky" at the top of this forum. Also any questions, or comments about plans that are posted should be made in a separate thread with a link to the plan the question is about in order to keep from "cluttering" the plans with a bunch of extraneous comments. That way it should not be too difficult to navigate the plans to see what is available.