Model Railroad Layout Track Plans
Can Be Classified Into Three Types
Understanding Model Railroad Track Plan Types First Step in Designing Your Model Railroad Layout
Most model railroad sets come with a simple loop of track, which allows your train to run continuously, without your constant attention.
However, if you want to expand your model railroad layout, you may want to make some changes to the track to make it more interactive. To do this, it’s time to think about model railroad track planning.
When it comes to model railroad layout track plans, nearly all can be classified as one of three main types. Once you understand these basic types and the operational advantages of each, designing your own track plan becomes much easier.
Our Basic Model Railroad Types page shows examples and describes the pros and cons of each type.