Well never thought I would be doing this however after discussions with GATs yesterday he planted the seed about moving from N scale to HO. I am currently in the process of moving house and dismantling my N scale layout and designing a new layout - see this thread http://www.trainboard.com/grapevine/showthread.php?144528-New-MoPac-layout-shelf-layout-end-to-end I really want a shelf style switching layout with detailed locomotives with sound. I have approx 80 N scale locomotives with a lot being custom painted in MoPac. To convert all of these to DCC would be both time consuming and costly so it makes sense to switch now. In N scale you either buy Atlas or Kato with the odd life like, in HO what are the manufacturers I should consider which provide DCC with sound? Can you point to any good around the wall switching layout in HO? Looking forward to participating here in the Ho forum.