I've been into inch and a half scale since 1985. I had 250 feet running around the outside of my house with a replica of a GE 25 Tonner and a couple of box cars as well. I used to give kids rides around the house when my sons were small. I could ride 10 to 12 kids on my train. Don't know if I'm going to set it up again around the house. I also collect N scale-GN, SPand S, NP, UP, and SP. My 1.5 scale is all metal and runs on gas. I was a longshoreman and worked the docks, so I have a keen interest in trains. Just wanted to make a short introduction.