Having just completed a simple layout of the "Q" format. I cannot ever envisage playing trains as I did when a child, which was a spirit of make-believe about what was going on. I cannot see the layout as anything more than a test track for the other models that I build.
What do others do in this respect?
Indulge the self-same mindset that as do children?
Are we little more than harmless loonies?