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16 February 2014
|Arguably, the most critical phase of any successful model railway is
the design stage. It is far easier to explore different track
plans on paper than by trial and error on timber. An hour spent on
the design can save days, and money, during construction. We can
offer you a specialised design service using the latest Computer Aided
Design (CAD) technology. Using our large format printer, plans up
to A0 size can be produced. These drawings can contain set
out information, so that the track can be accurately positioned during
A typical dimensioned design drawing showing part of an
'OO' gauge layout using PECO Setrack.
Alternatively we can supply full sized template plans on
our plotter. These paper prints can be placed directly on to your
baseboard and used as a template to position turnouts and curves
etc. Track is lightly pinned in position using the template as a
guide and then the paper print can be removed before finally fixing the
Our wide format plotter can be used to generate FULL SIZED Track Template
Plans for even the largest model railway project.
Typically these drawings cost between £100 to £175,
depending on the complexity of the design. The total cost includes
one free, A1 size print. Additional large format prints are available
separately at a cost £5 for A1 and £7.50 for A0. A deposit of £50
is required with the order, the balance being payable on completion.
Together with the deposit payment, the following information will be required to enable us to
progress with your plan.
Accurate measurements of the room, including the
positions of any doors, windows and chimney breasts etc.
Any other restrictions such as access to cupboards,
shelves, lifting sections or duck unders?
Is the layout to be fixed (permanent) or free standing
Scale / gauge of the proposed model railway?
Type of track to be used, i.e. Setrack, Flexible,
Minimum radius? This may dictate what type of
locomotives can be used.
Do you prefer a continuous or end-to-end type of
Is the model to be based on a prototype location, as
with the plan below?
What features are required, i.e. Station, Goods Yard,
Locomotive Shed etc etc?
A sketch of any ideas you may have would be useful.
Any other special requirements?
This plan for a portable 'OO' gauge layout is based on
HASSOP in Derbyshire
This plan for a large fixed 'OO' gauge layout is based on
It was produced on CAD using an ordinance survey plan of the track
layout as a full sized template.
An element of 'modellers licence' has been used to make layout more
practical and the track design has been modified slightly to use standard PECO
code 75 pointwork geometry.
Overall, the layout measures 11500mm x 4750mm.