No guts, no glory. I'm into N, but would change to Z for space reason if I could affort the steam locos. Just think how much you could get on a T-TRAK module. I'd be in hog heaven. I'm 63, retired, and big hands and fingers, but think I could do it. I was looking at the Z scale steamers, and $600 plus is out of my budget, like way out. So N it is.