From the HO scale Ma & Pa RR
Modeling by Robert W. (Bob) Sprague
I'm a lifelong model railroader, and I particularly enjoy track planning. Over the years I've become a fan of "railroad prototype modeling" – that is, trying to replicate the appearance and operations of real railroads as faithfully as possible in miniature. Applying this philosophy to track planning presents particular challenges, because few modelers have enough space to reproduce prototype track layouts and distances in scale and still maintain operating interest. But that's the fun part, isn't it?
I can only design one layout for myself. So I have offered to more than eighty other modelers and had a great time developing track plans for them, many of which are included in my gallery on this website. If you're in need of a plan, feel free to contact me. Due to the popularity of this I have had to start charging for my services. If you are interested, please contact me for a quote.
I've also learned to design for 3D printing. You can buy many of my designs on my Shapeways shop, and I can also design custom parts for you if you supply photos and dimensions. Just contact me. And I've designed model-railroad themed websites including the site for Caboose Industries.
But wait, there's more. I'm co-founder, clinic coordinator, and webmaster for the Mid-Atlantic Railroad Prototype Modelers Meet (MARPM) every September. Unfortunately we had to cancel MARPM21; we'll try again for 2022. – Robert W. (Bob) Sprague
3D Designs Gallery
March 25-26, 2022
RPM Valley Forge
Invited as clinician
September 9-10, 2022
We're going to try again