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Model Railroad Track Plans, Train Layouts & Ideas

This page provides a directory of model railroad layouts in all scales and gauges, featuring model railroad track plans, layout tours, model train photos, and modeling tips and techniques.

All Scale Layouts - Model railroad layouts of all scales designed by enthusiastic modelers; view free layout tours and post photos of your own model trains
Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine - 2000+ pages of quality model railroading articles, including track plans and expert advice, with 100+ new pages added monthly -- all free!
Model Railway Layouts Plans - Get the most from your track however little space you have. This free PDF is packed with modeling shortcuts, tips, and all the layouts you'll need to get up and running.
Timberline Scenery - Proudly introduces "Smashed Trees" tree kits, the same quality as original Timberline Pines at a fraction of the cost. Do it yourself and save over 50%, with sizes from 2" to 11" to fit any scale model railroad layout or diorama. Order today with free shipping on orders over $50!

Algoma Central Railfan and Modeling Site - Information center for modelers and railfans of the Algoma Central Railway, with a photo gallery, rosters, map, and more

All Gauge Model Railroading - Layout ideas, photos, standards, and humor for numerous scales including O, O27, HO, N, G, S, TT, and large scale

Allan Gartner's Wiring for DCC Page - Tips for wiring DCC trains

Allen Keller Productions - Produces dozens of model railroad videos and DVDs showing layout operations and design techniques

Ambroid Wood Craftsman Kits - Documents the history of wood craftsman kits produced in the 1950s and 1960s

Amtrak Prototype and Model - Train gifs, Northeast Amtrak photos, and a guide to modeling Amtrak

Appalachian Railroad Modeling - Collection of prototype and modeling information for those interested in modeling the coal-hauling railroads of Appalachia

Armadillo & Western Railroad - Model railroading how-to's including DC throttles, circuit diagrams, DCC decoder installation, and more

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Brian Fayle's Figure Painting & Layouts - Guide to paint model figures that photograph like real people, plus details of personal layouts in O, OO, and Gn15 narrow gauge

Building Your Model Railroad - Tips, tools, and techniques for building a realistic, artistic, and fully operational model railroad with sound, lighting, and special effects

C&O New River Subdivision - Resources for modeling or learning about the C&O Railroad in the New River, particularly during the steam to diesel transition era

Calloni Models - Photos of Brazilian locomotives and rolling stock customized using painting and weathering techniques

Canadian Pacific Modeling - Prototype and modeling information about the Canadian Pacific

CCB Railroad - Argentina model railroad site, in Spanish

Conrail 1285 - N scale models of Conrail in December 1985, plus modeling how-to's

Da Trains! - Photos, drawings, design plans, scale calculators, and more for multiple scales

Dirk Becker's Railroads - Model railroads in H0m, 0e, On30, O, and Gn15 scale including the RhB, German Feldbahn, White Pass & Yukon, Oregon logging railroad, and CB&Q

DT&I Modelers Page - History, paint colors, equipment database, photos, modeling articles, and more about the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton

Egyptian Locomotives - Photos of Egyptian locomotive models

EL Model Railroad Equipment - Extensive listing of model railroad equipment painted for Erie, DL&W, and EL

Espee Modelers Archive - History, rosters, photos, and more for Southern Pacific modelers and historians

Free-mo - HO scale modular model railroading architecture developed to take the monotony out of running trains around a double or triple track mainline and place emphasis on scenery and track flexibility

FreeTrackPlans.com - Free model railroad layout track plans organized by track arrangement, layout size, and prototype railroad

Glossary of Model Railroad & Prototype Railroad Terms - Defines common railroad and modeling terms

GWR Modelling - For modelers of the Great Western Railway in Britain, including lists of GWR kits and ready to run stock, details of loco and rolling stock liveries, GWR modeling projects, and lists of GWR-related links

Japanese Railway Modelling Homepage - Information about Japanese model railroad manufacturers and scales

JMRI (Java Model Railroad Interface) - Model railroad computer control using Java

John Sing's ATSF_Arizona Home Page - Photo tours from a variety of N, HO, and O scale layouts

Ken's Hobby Electronics Page - Technical details about model railroad electronics, including throttles, signals, and switches

Lance's ModelRailways.info - Introduction to model trains, including gauges, layouts, scenery, signals, model railroad track plans, and more

Layout Design Special Interest Group - Aids efforts to design and create layouts that achieve owner's layout goals with minimum space and cost

Lehigh Valley Railroad Modeler - Information about the LVRR and tips to model its physical plant and operations

Les trains du grenier - Attic model railroad with dozens of moving trains on several levels in N, HO, and I scales

Micro/Small Layouts for Model Railroads - Presents over 1,000 ultra small layout ideas in all scales such as the Gn15 Squarefoot Estate Rwy, a working G scale layout in less than one square foot

Model Rail Cast - Weekly podcast (MP3 or iTunes) for beginner and experienced model railroaders

Model Railroad Hobbyist - Free quarterly model railroading magazine delivered online in PDF format, featuring layout tours, modeling techniques, and rich media video content

Model Railroad Tips - Tips and techniques for beginners and experienced model railroaders

Model Railroad Track Plans - Dozens of magazine backissues and books with track plans and layout ideas

Model Railroader - Builder's blog detailing the construction of an N scale railroad with photos and illustrations

Model Railroading in Alaska - Monthly online newsletter intended to be a free exchange of information about model railroading in Alaska

Model Railway Express - Daily news of the British model railway industry

Model Railway Layouts & Plans - Free guide features tips, tricks, techniques, and track plans for realistic looking model railroad layouts in any scale

Model Railways On-Line - Overview of several OO, O, EM, and N gauge layouts plus modeling tips and techniques

Model Train Shows - Calendar of upcoming train shows with model railroad layouts of all scales

Model Train Videos - Learn advanced model railroading techniques by example on DVD

Model Trains and Things - Model railroad layout how-to's including design, construction, and operation

Model-Railroad.TV - Subscription service offers online video of model railroading techniques, demonstrations, and layout tours

Modelbaneteknik.dk - Danish website with tips, techniques, and examples for HO, O, and N scale modeling

Modellrallaren - Online magazine about model railroading in northern Europe with articles about the latest models and best products

ModelRails.net Model Railroad and Toy Train Photo Archive - Thousands of model train photos of all scales and gauges

ModelRRScenery - Free illustrated online guide to building model railroad scenery

ModelTrainGuide.com - Resources for new model railroad hobbyists, including information about locomotives, layouts, wiring, scenery, details, maintenance, model railroad track plans, and more

Modular Model Railroads - Modular modeling ideas and how-to's for all scales

MrTrains.com - Model railroading tips and techniques by Mark Goedert

MRTT (Model Railway TimeTable) - Windows software shows train details and times, text information, pictures, and sound

My Model Railroad Question - Model railroading how-to's and product reviews for all scales

Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition - Online exhibition of nearly 200 narrow gauge layouts in all scales, with an emphasis on UK model railways

New England Railroad History and Modeling Page - Historical, roster, and modeling information on the Boston & Maine Railroad and other New England Railroads

New Railway Modellers - For beginners to the hobby of railway modeling with advice, hints, and tips for everything from designing and building a layout to electronics and scenery

New York City Model Transit Association - Photos and information related to New York City Transit modeling

OzBob's Narrow Gauge Pages - Photos and modeling projects with Australian narrow gauge railways

Peter's Model Railroading - Articles about model railroad track plans, rolling stock, scenery, electronics, and more

Peter's Märklin Trains - Peter Verheyen's Märklin layout with many images; Märklin c-track layout uses live catenary, automatic and manual block control, and simple scenery including paper models by Schreiber & Stipp

Phil's Home Page - Photos and overviews of five British model railway layouts

Plastico Ferroviario - Guide to building one's first model railroad layout including trains, track plans, scenery, operations, and more

Railscenes by Ollie - Suggestions for European model railroad scenes including structures, rolling stock, and model railroad track plans

Railwaymania.com - European railway and modeling information

RRTrains 2000 - MS Windows freeware program used to create a detailed inventory of a model railroad collection; records information about each locomotive and rolling stock in your collection

SimplyTrains - Large collection of model train layouts from all over the world in HO, OO, N, and other gauges

South African Railways Modelling Pages - Photos and information about models representing South Africa railways

South Pacific Lines - Tips and techniques for model railroad lighting, backdrops, benchwork, roadbed, movable track, control panels, electrical systems, DCC, and other engineering topics

Southern Pacific Model Paint Colors - Color formulas for Southern Pacific (SP) model painting

Southern Railway History and Modeling - History, rosters, and modeling information about the Atlantic & Yadkin Railway, a North Carolina railroad owned by the Southern Railway

Stan's Trains - Photos and diagrams of G scale layouts, plus a collection of Windows software for model railroaders including scale converter, stencils, and more

The Coaling Stage - Information and how-to's about model railroad layout design and construction

Toy Trains On Tracks - DVDs featuring O gauge model train action and construction techniques, including everything from benchwork to mountain scenery

ToyTrains.info - Layouts, photos, meets calendar, and more for operators and collectors of toy trains

Trolleyville - Information for traction modelers including streetcars, subways, light rail, and interurbans

VIA F40PH-2s - Photo guide to modeling accurate VIA Rail Canada F40PH-2s

YouTube Model Train Videos - Free online videos featuring model railroad layout tours, product reviews, and modeling techniques

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