Good to see you getting back into S gauge. Maybe I should do likewise.
Melgar, soon after I recently found the several boxes of AF trains, track and accessories in my house, I thought of you. It's because of your love of the New Haven Railroad, and New Haven, CT, which I believe was the home of the Gilbert Company.
The Postwar AF stuff I have is very appealing. One of my AF locomotives is a NH Diesel, which looks great pulling a set of AF passenger cars. I also have 3 AF steamers, 2 of which run fine, and a bunch of freight cars and accessories. Love the smoke and the Choo Choo sound of the steamers. These trains are very easy to fall in love with.
A scenicked AF S Gauge layout would look great with its 2 rail track and scale, or near scale, trains.
If we do something with AF S Gauge, biggest issue for both of us would be space. I also love my O Gauge layout and trains, I believe you feel the same way, so AF would be an addition to, not a replacement of, our O Gauge layout.
One possible solution is to keep it small and portable, so that after an operating session, you can disconnect it and stand the board up on its side against a wall. This would be a very challenging project.
Another solution would be a small AF layout in a spare unused room in the house, while keeping my wife from serving divorce papers on me! LOL.
Another possibility is to put a 2nd level of AF trains on top of the lower level of O Gauge trains. My wife would have no problem if I did that, but this would also be a very challenging project for me. Also my layout is too narrow for this option to be ideal. However, it might work well for you, Melgar, because your layout is wider and you can have a mountain division of AF trains further away from the viewers, and above your O Gauge trains.
What do you think? Arnold