How Do You Build A Layout Diagram For A Model Train?
For many model railroaders, dreaming up and designing a train layout is just as much fun as building and running one. This process can be done either on paper or by computer. Decide what general type of layout and track plan you want. Are you going to model a train in the old west or an elevated line in Chicago? The setting your decide upon will determine the type of track plan you ultimately create. An industrial setting will require perhaps a roundhouse and turntable along with a yard or two, while a passenger line may have long straightaways and rolling hills and bridges. Assess the physical space you have available for your layout and draw a scale outline of your benchwork either on paper or in the program. Begin designing your track plan within this parameter. Begin drawing your track plan using either the scale templates to ensure accurate curves and switch-track diversions or the pieces of track stored in the program. Or, you can draw flexible track in your design freehand eithe