Small layout design gallery

Don't have enough space for a model railway? Think again.

This site contains a collection of plans for layouts which won't take up an entire garage or room. These will fit onto a shelf, in the corner of a room or even pack away for storage or transport to the occasional exhibition.

Most of these designs are original but a few I have seen elsewhere have been drawn up with CAD software to illustrate various discussions on the Small Layout Design Yahoo Group. The original designers have been credited where known.

Most images are clickable and will open a new window with an expanded view.

The layout plans have been drawn with the open source XTrkCad, which has a large library of track of many scales and many brands. The XTrkCad Yahoo Group may be of use if you are a frequent user or you are looking for support.


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Copyright and license

Original designs in this gallery are copyright David Bromage and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia license.


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