So, after 2 days of rail-X I should put finger to key and record my thinking's.
Overall I had a good weekend. I had a chance to chat to a few people, play some trains and brought a few useful items.
Sunday confirmed that I'm modeling in the right scale. I had a hour shunting which was fun. However it still was not as good as I think that I could manage. I now do not believe that working NZR couplers in NZ120 are physically of usefully feasible. They are barely workable for shunting in 9mm and too fiddly. Pickup on as many wheel as possible is almost mandatory regardless of scale.
I was also impressed about the interest in NZ120 over the weekend. Several larger scale modelers expressed interest, and one even purchased some kits. The flip side is that I'm having some competition on building a logging layout.
I am also not sure if a round and round layout is a good choice. On Saturday afternoon, I was put in charge of one of the loops. in 5 minutes I was bored out of my mind. its convenient, but not much fun. I'm not sure what the answer is, but this isn't it.
The plus at the moment is that I feel rather invigorated and will get back into modeling this week. not sure where I'll start, but I can decide that when I get to the shed.