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.  Dates announced for MARPM20 - September 10-13, 2020. – Robert W. (Bob) Sprague

3D Designs Gallery
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March 27, 2020

Valley Forge RPM

Gotta be there!  Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

April 04, 2020

NMRA Potomac Division Minicon

Delivering a new hands-on clinic on LED layout lighting

September 10, 2020


I'm cofounder of this event, which is now under the direction of Bernie Kempinski at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport.  Please join us!

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