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.

December 31, 2019

As he is building, Derek simplified the original design for his version of Cobourg, Ontario; so he asked me to revise the plan to reflect the changes.  You can follow Derek's progress on his Facebook page.

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February 19, 2017

A new trend is the "one town" approach—Derek's "one town" is Cobourg, ON.  This is track-for-track with the Cobourg of today, with the passenger stations and yard being close to prototype dimensions.

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December 7, 2014

This plan is based on Toronto Union Station and the sprawling coach yards at Spedina that once surrounded it.  It is a "partial mushroom" plan with a raised floor in one aisle to maximize the run in a relatively small room.  One of my few passenger-focused plans.  It w...

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