John Passaro said:
I have a friend who has both g-scale and On30, and the On30 guys do some fantastic modelling, don’t get me wrong…but…but…however…whenever I’m over at my friend’s and see them On30 locomotives and rolling stock, I say “NO WAY!” Why? Because they’re too damn small to work on. You go try switching out some couplers on On30 locomotives and rolling stock and then come back and tell me you’re going away. Speaking of switches, have you seen the size of those switches? You telling my you’re gonna try to fix one of them?
Didn’t your momma ever tell you not to jump off a cliff just because your friend does?
I switched from HO to G 10 years ago after finding I had HO trains but G scale eyesight.
10 years have passed and I am starting a HO layout that I can work on when it is to hot to work on the G layout (it has been 36C or 96.8F here for over two weeks now) so I am saying go for it if it works for you.
As for fixing switches in my experience in HO I did not have an issue for over 15+years, I never saw an article about fixing brand X switches or crossings in Model Railroader like I have in Garden Railways.
My now dearly departed neighbour went from G to On30 because of bad knees old age etc and he had a great layout even with failing eyesight.
I have now solve my eyesight issue by 1) getting glasses and 20 using my magnifying lamp to work under.
I would post a picture of the plan I am following now but I have so much trouble posting (using MS Edge) I will do it later on when I switch browsers and muck around sizing the pictures etc.
Changed browsers and did the sizing thing.
Pictures of plan I started with
Picture of what I am building.
This has been modified and orientated so it fits into a 10"x10" area, allows bit of continuous running and a bit of shunting.
I will most likely use DCC for this as I have the controllers and my locos are “DCC ready”.
All the curves are now 22" radius so even my ‘Mountain’ can run on it.