Wow, what fun.
I am a noobie to Standard Gauge, long time O gauger. This summer I attended the TCA Convention in Pittsburgh, I saw the huge SGMA layout, and was blown away, so turned on that after the convention I thought about the layout and those trains daily for a month, then I decided I wanted to get involved, and bought the Blue Comet set, and joined SGMA.
I am fortunate to be a member of an O gauge club, we do 25 shows a year, but at a few shows we add a Standard Gauge layout, as some of the members are interested.
This weekend we had a show with O and Standard Gauge, I brought the Blue Comet and it was a great first outing. I do have to get used to coupling those latch couplers, I had a few break-aways.