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Ho train layouts

Discover Pinterest’s 10 best ideas and inspiration for Ho train layouts. Get inspired and try out new things.
American Flyer Suggested Track Layouts

A variety of examples and diagrams of Gilbert American Flyer Layout configurations and instructions.

Model road layouts add interest and realism to a model railroad. Just like in real life, roads can almost always be found near a railroad track. In this video, Gerry Leone, National Model Railroad Association’s Master Model Railroader gives his tips for creating model train roads. Leone starts by building a gravel road. His gravel roads are made from 60 grit sandpaper which is coarse and textured.

Model road layouts are a great way to add realism to your model railroad. Learn how Gerry Leone makes asphalt and gravel roads for his layout.

Layout Design Feedback Request

Hi all, My son is 2.5 and has been train crazy for the last 8 or 9 months. So after taking him to the model railroad museum here in San Diego and...

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal (read: cheap) hobbyists around. Why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items? In the old days some folks swore by used coffee grounds for ground cover until the humidity turned their layout into giant Petri dishes of nasty mold and mildew. Or dryer lint for chimney smoke and who knows what? Wine corks converted into fuel tanks. Everyone has their favorite “free” scenery items and good on ya!

Model railroaders are reputedly among the most frugal hobbyists. So why spend good money for details when you can utilize some very common household items?

Bob's N scale layout - Model railroad layouts plansModel railroad layouts plans

5x10 N scale layout - I typically run four trains, a mix of steam and early diesel locomotives. Limited space meant I built up instead of out

Creating realistic cliffs and rock formations in miniature is surprisingly difficult but with these techniques and a bit of time anyone can do it.

Creating realistic cliffs and rock formations in miniature is surprisingly difficult but with these techniques and a bit of time anyone can do it.

Hey guys, I've just begun laying the roadbed and trackwork for a small HO scale switching layout, and although not new to the hobby (mostly been weathering and detailing rolling stock) - this is my first layout in a long time. Here is the strange dillema I am facing: My layout is built atop 2" blue foam boards, and although sufficient at reducing train noise, I decided I wanted a trace of roadbed for the mainline. I purchased some N scale cork roadbed strips, and before permanently plac

Hey guys, I've just begun laying the roadbed and trackwork for a small HO scale switching layout, and although not new to the hobby (mostly been weathering and detailing rolling stock) - this is my first layout in a long time. Here is the strange dillema I am facing: My layout is built atop 2" blue foam boards, and although sufficient at reducing train noise, I decided I wanted a trace of roadbed for the mainline. I purchased some N scale cork roadbed strips, and before permanently placing…

Gorre & Daphetid by john Allen is one of the most celebrated layouts to have ever existed. It started life as a 4 x 8 layout.

I have been a model railroader for many years. My first layout was the classic 4×8 sheet of plywood. It was placed on top of an old pool table that was no longer used. I built several track ar…

HO Scale Train Layout Plans - Model Train Books

Top 5 HO scale train layouts plans for model train beginners and intermediates including the dimensions and area required for the benchwork and easy access to heard to reach spots on the model railroad.