I just registered today and have not played with trains for over 30 years and just decided to get back in to the hobby. I am going to go with the N gauge to allow for more track per layout. I have always loved the mid to late 1800s trains so figured I will start there. After going to Alaska last year and riding on the White Pass & Yukon route I would like to do some similar mountain type scenery. As for locomotives I was thinking about starting with the Bachmann Durango & Silverton set and building from there.