I'm an N scaler and have been modeling N scale for five years now. But every year around christmas for the past four years I get the itch to get a few G scale things. So far I have two steam locomotives B-man 2-4-2 U.P. and a Hartland Locomotive works 0-4-0 loco and a 0-4-0 LGB diesel switcher (I just purchased the Diesel this christmas) I will post pics when I get my diesel of all my locos and some rolling stock. What got me interested was I went to my LHS and I saw a very nice Lionel G scale Christmas trains set that just had to purchase. I set it up around our tree every year now, also my son is six years old and really like trains I will get him his own locomotive a B-mann lil big haulers 0-4-0 steam locomotive in blue (his favorite color). I have also accumulated some rolling stock from B-mann and LGB, Aristo craft (gondolas, tank cars, cabooses and some coaches). So I was very surprised when I started to search some things form Aristo Craft and learned that they are no longer in business. I also have acquired some brass track from LGB, Piko and Aristo craft. I got a great deal on the Piko track at seven bucks a piece at my LHS for curved or straight one footers. We also purchased a larger home with a bigger backyard and I'm hoping that I can start a layout in my backyard one day. I still have a little ways to go since this scale is not cheap but I'm determined to have a layout sooner or later.