Starting to think about getting back into the hobby and will be using a 4'x8' dimension. I am now in the N or HO delema,i read dmcgeoch's thread and got some points to ponder but was wondering about the pro's and cons of the 4x8 layout specifically. The theme will be in the early diesel (SW's and RS's) and late steam era.. I prefer the HO size but N gives more diversity on the layout. I hope its not going to come to tossing a coin. I need more points to ponder.