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.

Brian Moore's CSX KD Subdivision

This plan fits a nice representation of the northern half of CSX's KD Subdivision into a two car garage. Brian wanted a steel mill, an engine terminal, a helper district, a long bridge over a river, a power plant with a rotary dumper that would actually dump coal from cars and feed it to a flood loader at a coal mine. Most of these features – along with a transfer table in the West Knoxville yard – are included in their prototype locations. Model Railroader has purchased an article based on this plan but has not published it yet.

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