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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.

September 3, 2013

Rob had his benchwork built, but with the addition of a long bridge across the entranceway we completed a functional version of St. Johnsbury in Vermont.

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September 1, 2013

I designed several versions of this prototype, CSX's Indianapolis Subdivision, which runs through southeastern Indiana between its namesake city and Cincinnati, Ohio .  This is the N scale version meant for a spare bedroom.  This and the HO scale version were published...

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