Okay,I finally decided after viewing many pics of HO and N scale that I'm going with N scale. I love the idea of having lots to look at,such as mountains,rivers,small towns and industry, and I believe N scale is what I'm looking for. I am going to start building my 4' x 8' table,which I will also put on wheels for moving around since my basement is not completely finished. I will also allow room for expansion on this 4' x 8'. I am having a tough time though getting my ideas on paper.I did download the Atlas track planning program and messed around alittle bit with it.but found it annoying. Maybe I didn't give it a fair shot, I'll sit down and try it again sometime. I'll try to post pics on progress and really respect and value all your opinions and suggestions. Thanx.