I have been looking over these forum and see lots of experts - just what I need, 'cos I have lots of questions - all leading to one - what shall I build? I had a 4' x 12' HO layout based on British steam a few years back and now want to build something bigger - S scale, preferably. I want a fair degree of scale accuracy - not toy trains, but I don't want to spend $thousands on each locomotive, either. Also, I specially want to model the cowboy era of Texas - 1880s-1890s. That means those beautifully proportioned Baldwin/American 4-4-0s, 2-4-0s, 2-6-0s. And lots of different western-clad figures, including ladies in crinoline, horses, buggies, and lots and lots of different cows/steers. Maybe even a buffalo herd. I have visions of an imaginary line from Galveston through Houston, Spring and Abeline. That will allow me a Porter or two on a dock scene in Galveston, a riverboat or two on Buffalo Bayou in Houston, the old town buildings of Spring, and the great depot at Abeline, and prairie between. It's an ambitious project and right now is early days. My problem is, for all the searching I have done on the web, I cannot find American style locos in anything but HO and G. What's a fellow to do? Any ideas?