Since I was a kid, I always wanted to build a train layout. In the past, I had a small N-gauge oval track, then built inglenook switching layout (also in N-gauge). Then years passed and now I have time and resources (read: some disposable income) to build another small layout. Problem is that I lack space so coffee table layout is pretty much what I can build. Can't go with point to point shelf layout along a wall or bigger (i.e. 4x8) layout. Now, the problem is that I got older, my eyesight is not what it used to be so N-gauge, which is pretty much the biggest suitable scale to run on a coffee layout, is too small for me. Can't see myself building such a small layout details. On the other hand, HO is too big unless I want just a smallest circle track which will get boring pretty quick. Getting old really sucks.