Hello? Anybody home? Thought I'd blow some of the cobwebs off the HO forum. Well, I've had some time to sit & re-evaluate my situation, & I've decided to run up the white flag on the narrow gauge, & just go with the standard. I'm still going with an Appalachian short line theme, set in about 1930. The only thing I'm changing is the width of the track. I just don't have the time, money, patience, or whatever other saintly virtues it takes to achieve such an undertaking. I salute all of you who have done it! The availability of standard gauge HO locomotives & rolling stock is just too seductive for me to resist any longer.