Kicking off an O Gauge Model Railroad Project

Decisions when designing a Model Railroad Layout

Just like prototype railroads, model railroads are all about location

After years of not having room for an O gauge model railroad layout, I finally moved into a new house that has enough room for an O gauge model railroad layout – in fact, several rooms from which to choose – and now I’ve got a major decision to make: location, location, location.

Free Model Railroad Layout Plans, O gauge, Lionel MTH Atlas
Prototype railroads, such as the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe chose their routes to use the least amount of track to serve the greatest number of customers. Not always easy when you are crossing the Rocky Mountains.

Where prototype railroads search for the best possible route that would use the least possible track, my goals are to create the largest amount of track through the most challenging route.

So, where can I create the best model railroad layout: a spare bedroom, or a spare stall in the garage?

Follow through the decision-making process with us as we embark on creating our O Gauge Model Railroad Layout project.