I don't know if this is where to post newbie questions but here goes. I can't decide on what HO or N gauge. The advantage of N ia that I can get much more track and have a chance of doing what I want, but I am afraid that it might seem too small to my tired old eyes. Ho seems attractive due to larger size but that size means less complex rail patterns, but likely more visually pleasing. What do most first timers try? Are N gaugers happy with the size? Any assitence from your collective mass of knowledge would be very welcome.