Track Plans Gallery

On this page you can view many of the layout designs I have created for other modelers in recent years.  You can use the filter buttons and site search to locate plans by scale, prototype, state, size, and other characteristics.

I use a simple 2D CAD program called MacDraft to do my layout planning.  It is not specialized for model railroading, but I've been using it a long time and it meets my needs.

Here are a couple of resources that you can freely download and distribute for non-commercial purposes:

Bob's Track Planning Questionnaire is the document I use to gather basic information for designing a plan.  It might help you organize your own "Givens n' Druthers."  It's a fillable Microsoft Word doc.

Bob's Curve and Grade Calculator is an Excel spreadsheet with multiple tabs.  It can calculate the length of tracks at various curve radii and grades, along with train lengths and other functions for N, HO, S, and O scales.  Have fun.

John Caffarelli's UP in the Cascades

This elaborate design fits a version of the Southern Pacific Cascades crossing into a relatively small room by using up to three levels. See also the N scale version done for Craig Snyder. Download PDF

Mike Williams' Baltimore & Ohio RR

Mike wanted a good representation of the B&O – both the main line and the Old Main Line running west toward Frederick, MD. Took me four drawings to get it all in.

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