I stumbled onto the A and O while looking for the V and O’s final days. Very impressive… I too was once into HO and the V and O left a lasting impression on me…enough to want to stay in that scale for ever. A good friend of many years finally convinced me of the possibilities of O scale. Even after I bought some 1:48 equipment…I still waffled back and forth, until now. The A and O is a superior example of what can be done. I love the freelance aspect of our hobby and I am always looking for realistic examples, such as the A and O. While I have a simple oval around the wall above my office, I armchair it until the day I can move forward with my vision.
In the meantime I look forward to the info sharing and fellowship on the A and O forums.
Oh and the supportive wife actually prefers O over HO! Now if I could just find the time, space, and money.