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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.

December 29, 2017

Morgan wanted a relatively simple, one-level railroad where he could mostly watch trains roll.  This provides staging for up to six trains behind low barriers; trains can leave one staging yard, traverse the main, and end up in the other staging yard, then back behind...

June 29, 2014

This is one of three versions of this midwestern line connecting Indianapolis and Cincinnati I have produced so far.  I did an N scale and HO scale version for Matt Allen, as well as this HO version for James Kirby.

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December 27, 2013

Mason wanted to model the Frankfort Sub in Indiana. This pure walk-in design includes a CSX interchange and working version of the connection to the Central Railroad of Indiana (CERA) in Frankfort.

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...

June 19, 2013

This is the larger, HO scale version of this prototype originally designed for a garage-sized space and featured in Model Railroader in the November 2014 issue. 

April 14, 2013

Representing a segment of the former Nickel Plate route connecting Ft. Wayne and Cincinnati.  This plan uses around-the-walls serial staging to represent points north and south, eliminating the need for grades at the expense of one behind-the-scenes diamond.

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