Hi, I have been a OO modeller for most of my life & have tried to make this look as good as I feel possible. In order to improve the appearance, I re-space sleepers & chop pointwork about to narrow the 6' to something more realistic. The next step seemed to be P4, but this involved a lot of work on my stock, so a smaller project may have been more appropriate because it involves an achievable amount of work. I also like the look & feel of O gauge & because of its size & cost, this also lends itself to smaller layouts. I thought that S7 would be a nice blend of these 2, so decided to model in this scale. I have never built a turnout or sprung axles before. I have 9' x 1'6" to play with & intend to start with a tuning fork layout. I have a Dapol LMS Jinty, class 08 & LT Pannier in O gauge to convert. I also have a Heljan class 37 & will not be able to resist a class 50 when they arrive. I figured a small goods/coal depot will be flexible enough that I could run any of these on just by changing the stock & maybe 1-2 buildings. So far, I have some laser cut baseboards & track components on order. I have a Heljan OAA wagon which I have re-gauged to S7. The wheels look quite fine & the flanges seem to be slimmer than my check rail clearance gauge so I think I may get away with these but have some Slater's S7 wheels just in case they don't. It already had sprung wheels/w irons, which I was quite pleased about. I have also part-built a Slater's wagon, with S7 wheelsets & sprung W irons. I was a bit worried about building pointwork but a chat with some Scale7 group members at Scaleforum recently has made me feel a bit more comfortable with this.