Sitting in my dining room Wenesday evening reading a Clive Cussler book written around the Southern Pacific I noticed that I had a flash every so often across the corner of my right eye. Thought at first it was the ceiling fan being reflected in my glasses. However it persisted and turned into flashes like a small bright white LED being flicked across the corner of my eye. Got so annoying I finally gave up and went upstairs to bed. Told my nurse/wife about the issue and she checked my pupils, etc. Following her good advice I called for a emergency appointment with my eye doctor the next morning. Well it seems that in getting older, okay almost ancient, and having been put away wet and mildewed too many times in my life, due to career choices, my eyes are deciding its time to act up. Fortunately right now its just the one eye and would ya know dang it the best one out of the two. The good news is that I won't lose my vision and still be able to drive but the quality of my vision will end up being affected some. The other bad news is that the other eye is going to end up doing the same thing but again hopefully mildly. I had already decided that I had too many toys anyhow and needed to cull out a lot of older junk and have been slowly doing that and reducing my layout ambitions to a more realistic approach and less accessability issues. Think 30 inch wide benchwork. What I will be giving up are my narrow gauge ambitions that fortunately I have not invested heavily in. So in the next month or so I will be putting up my Z scale mechanisms and track and the Nn3 shells for them on Trainstore to go to a good home along with some Z scale boxcars that were going to be converted to Nn3 logging flats. I will hang with the N scale for awhile longer until the eye issues sort out but even then there are a few of the projects that were going to be done now won't be so I will be also selling off eventually, some of the steamers I have laying in the box for future projects also in the next few months. Being of a somewhat conservative and practical nature, and still loving my trains, I will depending on the outcome, possibly switch to HOn30. Gives me more railroading in a given space than HO and I can use my collection of N scale track and switches saving some $$. Some of the N scale mechanisms can also be used to power a few critters and HOn30 has a large assortment of critters which I have a fondness for. Most of my structures, if I have to make the switch, will also have to go on the block except for a few to use at the back of a layout for a forced perspective.