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.

November 10, 2019

The Rutland is long gone but not forgotten, a favorite among New England modelers. I was pleased to be able to get the Bellows Falls yard very close to the shape and layout of the prototype, including the bizarre set of diamonds over which the B&M crosses the throat....

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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