Sometimes hard decisions are hard to make and getting feedback from a range of opinions is a big help, which is why I threw this poll up. A bit of a back story. In 2013, I designed a trackplan that was scale length with in a scale foot or two, based on the former industrial district of Galesburg Illinois. This was going to be a team project as I did not have the room to display the whole layout. The way I designed the layout, I had designed it to both run as a complete set and as separate entities as my friend ran Santa Fe and I ran the CB&Q. From 2013 to 2018, we ran this layout at Galesburg, The Ohio N Scale Weekend and Trainfest as well as other regional shows within Illinois. Like any group project, there were good time and not so good times. The logistics involved sometimes were interesting at best where my friend lived in Michigan and I in Central Illinois. Flash forward to 2018 and like I say on here a lot, “Life comes at you fast.” I suddenly had to move back to my native home in New Hampshire to take care of family and leave Angela, the pups and almost everything behind. At this time the layout was showing its age as well as some glaring inaccuracies regarding the track plan. I was frustrated by this as well as the availability of seemingly standard stock items in N scale. The last “blow” was Trainfest. Even though I had moved the layout with me to NH, I had planned on taking the layout back to Trainfest, at least one last time. Though I tried to communicate this with my friend, I didn’t really get a response. I had the time all worked out and was ready but never received any information. I figured he was too busy to go and left it at that. Imagine my surprise this past December when I read a thread on the Railwire about how he not only went to Trainfest but ended up wining Best of Show. That hurt. It also affirmed to me to never do another group project again. All the work on the layout, research, late nights was suddenly awarded to someone else. Suddenly the layout was an object of ridicule and failure on my part. His response, or lack of regarding the show had set the tone. Part of me wants to forge on and build all the modules and try to do it better then before but it’s been done. So enters the poll. I like to to hear opinions. The last year, I’ve been very tempted by the dark side in HO. I can’t detail N like I did in years past, HO is simply better at realistic operations and there is a ton of stuff always available. Lastly my friend was the face of the layout, he is simply more approachable. I had a guy stop by the layout once and say, Bill is nice to talk to, Jim....we’ll not so much. I realize I’ve had my share of flare ups here to. I could go on and say it’s due to my passion but that sounds like a cop out. So here we are. Do I take what I have, fix it and try to do this solo, or do I start over with new modules, updated trackplan and hit the road next year, or finally say to hell with the whole ball of wax and send it to the curb and start the new year off with a new scale, new railroad and I enjoy operations at home and at shows by myself. Let me know your thoughts. P.S. I just found out that Bill has no intention of setting up with my end again so I guess I don’t have to worry about going to Galesburg this year. Cheers.