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.

October 31, 2016

Rich had most of the benchwork built before coming to me for a design.  He had very specific ideas about where towns and – most important – full-scale replicas of iconic bridges along the Clinchfield's main line from Erwin, TN to Elkhorn City, KY.  He was a little stuc...

August 10, 2015

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...

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