Due to the age of some of the plans, some may reference out of production or. The detail in this book is great and has examples that are doable. We frequently get requests for unitrack track plans, so we have put together this section to feature some plans. The third idea of my n gauge track plans collection is called the pretzel.
Software is available from various companies if you wish to design your unitrack layout on a computer. Analogue n scale trains are operated by running harmless variable 012v directcurrent through the rails of track itself. The best suggestion currently available to build an n scale layout is to use a hollow core door. Scalextric track plans modify your scalextric track layouts. All 3 rail o gauge track is configured where the middle rail provides the positive, or hot power to the train. Each of the layout plans is illustrated with a suggestion of how the layout can be transformed into a realistic representation of a real railway, and a detailed list of the components required is also supplied. Peco setrack planbook ooho model railway track plans, ho. It stands at 6 feet and inches, which is 30% larger in scale but the great part about this type of benchwork is that it takes up less room. This is considered by many as the bible for model railroad track planning.
Track and layout plan books kernow model rail centre. All buildings and platforms are in dark grey, whilst the grid represents a square foot. You can convert any plan to another scale if you want to. These layouts include all the track, switch controls, connectors, track block contr. The g scale society caters for all modellers working in g scale and has a liberal approach. Our affordable track and switches are made from injectionmolded plastic and nickel silver rail to ensure the. A great reference on creating model railroad track plans can be found in john armstrongs book, track planning for realistic operation. Model railroader is the worlds largest magazine on model trains and model railroad layouts. So get reading and start planning so you can start building.
This book of plans takes the beginner from the simple oval all the way to complicated, multitrack layouts. The grid on the plans, when it exists, is 1 x 1 foot for the scale indicated. Scale xracer has put together their own publication, 102 circuits for scale x racers. The appropriate atlas layout book is also included to provide you with a blueprint and instructions for building your layout as well as other great track plans. Track plan database search for track plans by size, scale, type and issue where it first appeared.
Atlas is familyowned business that has its roots in model railroad track and accessory making through invention, innovation and ingenuity. For all enthusiasts who choose to model british railway prototypes, covering all scales, gauges and historical eras, and including a special section for beginners. N scale train layout, ho train layouts, lionel trains layout, model railway track plans, n scale model trains, trains for sale, standard gauge, model. Most plans have been designed using hooo gauge settrack with some sections of flexible track, and are grouped according to the size of board they are designed for. Our examples use scenery like plasticville, mth and lionel. Atlas began with ho scale track products 60 years ago when our founder, stephen j. Book railway modeller 1 layout planning and design. One of the most recent and advantageous things to help out o gauge modelers is the ability to purchase flexible track sections, which can be bent to conform to creative design techniques without hindering the layouts ability to perform feats of wonder.
These layouts are intended for use on a 4 by 8 surface. The novdec n scale railroading magazine featured a fantastic article on the clinchfield layout with track plan. Theres even a convenient list of the products required to build each layout. All o gauge track shares some common characteristics.
This directional current powers motors, lights and other onboard features. One hundred and one track plans for model railroaders model railroad handbook, no. Note that book 10 is the same as book 9 explaining the omission of a section 10. Track layout ideas for your model train ho scale train layout, n scale layouts. Welcome to the atlas model railroad company online store. Ho scale train layout ho scale trains model train layouts model railway track plans t track engine house yard design model trains how to plan what others are saying hi i dont remember reading about what your train lengths are and usually those lengths are set to fit on one classification track so making the. I would highly recommend it if you are planning anything more than a very simple layout. This free pdf is packed with modeling shortcuts, tips, and all the.
Subscribe today to download a pdf version of any of our track. But the sacrifice might be worth it if you really want an ho scale layout in an n scale space. Regularly revised and updated, the 00 and n gauge setrack planbooks are an ideal introduction to the hobby. The files used to make the plans can be found on the download page, meaning you can view the required parts and adjust them for your own requirements. Building ho train layouts start off building an ho train layout by crafting the design on a grid paper. I finally managed to grab a hornby track plans book from 1988 on ebay after i found one on buy it now, as i kept losing out on the ones on auction. We currently manufacture track, locomotives, rolling stock and structures in n, ho, o and o27 scales. You can use american flyer track, or compatible track such as strax. For over 60 years, atlas has been a leader in the world of model railroading. The size allows running long multicar freight or passenger trains even on a standard 4x8foot sheet, or switching empires and yards in the area of a lettersized sheet of paper. These layouts include all the atlas code 80 track, switch controls, connectors, track block controllers, and selectors needed to create the selected atlas layout. The n scale clinchfield is still a impressive layout that looks and operates better then some of the so called modern designs and the layout has been upgraded to dcc. From the earliest days of n it has been the practice to take plans drawn for 00 and halve the dimensions to arrive at a suitable layout for n.
All in all, a very smooth and sweeping n gauge track plan. One of the most recent and advantageous things to help out o gauge modelers is the ability to purchase flexible track sections, which can be bent to conform to creative design techniques without hindering the layouts ability to perform feats. Most plans have been designed using hooo gauge set track with some sections of flexible track, and are grouped according to the size of board they are designed for. Expand your options of fun home activities with the largest online selection at. You will find the name and number of the book youll need next to the sketch of your chosen layout. This model plan is perfect for an apartment, college dorm, or as a switching game for kids and adults. It needs 120 cm x 80 cm of space which corresponds to the size of a desktop.
Train sets only offers n and ho scale layout packages that provide the atlas components necessary to build the layouts found in the various atlas plan books. With detailed diagrams, stepbystep instructions and a myriad of layout options, atlas books are the perfect guide through every phase of layout building. Set up the grid paper scale based on your own preference, i always find it better to use big sheets of paper that can be found at elementary schools. Please note that kato usa cannot provide individual support for these plans and they are supplied as examples only. Model railway layouts plans get the most from your track however little space you have. Introduction motivation no room for a layout want more than just a diorama possibly a start to a future larger layout want something that can be finished in a reasonable amount of time and money a small layout can be detailed more easily desire operating realism even for a small footprint experimenting with.
This layout proves that good things can come in small packages. I actually got started on this plan and had a train running, just before we had to move and i sold all my ho stuff. Subscribe today to download a pdf version of any of our track plans. See more ideas about model railroad, model railway track plans, model train layouts. Whereas up to a point this works, it does not take into account factors such as the space needed for operating areas nor. In addition to a simple track plan that provides challenging switching, get stepbystep instructions to build this portable pike. Each book is aimed at specific skill levels and includes the fundamentals of layout foundations, track laying, wiring and scenery. Handbook of layout wiring classic toy trains magazine. Check out these track plans to get started in this fascinating scale. Search it for railway layouts and railroad track plans by scale, size, tracks and other criteria.
Whether you use solid or stranded wire is not as important as having a heavy enough gauge. Model train layoutsn scale train layoutn scale layouts. The book is meant to lead the reader, from the simple oval of track that is usually included in a train set, onward on to simple layouts that are nonetheless. This is a step up from basic toy train because you have total control over the speed and direction of your trains and with careful planning and. Elevated sections are shown with purple edges, reverse loops in blue. Keep in mind that most 3 rail o gauge track is sectional, meaning that the paces are rigidly constructed in certain length or curve diameter. At a scale of 1220, z scale is the smallest easily available commercial scale in the u. Search for track plans by size, scale, type and issue where it first appeared. Our work is limited to available scenery, and ther are no other libraries available to. Since some power is wasted by the resistance inherent in tinplate track, you dont want to lose any more through the wires leading up to it. One of the best things about modern times is the ready availability of materials and supplies. Model train layout track plans these model railroad track plans have all been designed for the scale indicated, and can be freely copied as long as they are not sold or offered as part of a commercial product. Clinchfield rr layout model railroader magazine model.918 831 904 954 122 1008 1467 1370 132 126 1281 1068 1280 1092 103 665 951 443 839 671 796 921 343 1218 420 1455 655 2 775 518 853 956 484 449 419