I've recently re-discovered model railways after a gap of about 10 years - I lost interest when "Mainline" went out of production. I had a brief interest when I helped a friend build a USA N gauge layout, using DCC and a Digitrax "Big Boy" system. A relocation at work meant that I am now just 15 minutes from a local model shop, and most of my older items have now been exchanged for the latest Hornby and Bachmann items, which I am in the process of "chipping". One day I hope to have more than just a test track up in the loft! Have borrowed a Digitrax "Zephyr", but may change to the new Hornby one once I can compare the specifications and see how easy it integrates with a pc.