Track Planning

Economy track planning

Something Different and Unique

What I offer is a service which cuts out all the unnecessary stuff and provides you with a buildable, visual representation of your Idea at an affordable rate.

 What’s included?

  • A freelance Layout plan designed to fit your space, scale, requested industries and or other requirements.
  • One revision – You can make changes
  • A color coded diagram showing you where each part goes.
  • A list of track needed.
  • A Quote for custom benchwork

 What’s not included?

  •  In home consultation
  •  3D renderings
  •  Specific placement of buildings or other small structures
  • • track planning based on a specific prototype

(Example: 1945 XYZ railroad’s Geneva Subdivision)

Cost

Single deck  – One layer of track and trains

  • HO and N scale up to 150Sq ft – $250
  • HO and N scale 150 to 350Sq ft – $450
  • G, O and S scale up to 150Sq ft – $200
  • G, O and S scale 150 to 350Sq ft or less – $300

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Cost includes up to 8 hours of layout planning. Also included is one revision which allows you to make some changes once you receive the preliminary plan. Additional revisions beyond the one included are billed at my hourly rate of $25 per hour. Once the plan is finalized I will send you a list of needed track parts and a visual (typically color coded) breakdown of what goes where.

Double deck – Two layers of trains and track connected by ramps or a helix

  • HO and N scale up to 150Sq ft – $550
  • HO and N scale 150 to 350Sq ft – $750
  • G, O and S scale up to 150Sq ft – $500
  • G, O and S scale 150 to 350Sq ft or less – $700

Cost includes up to 16 hours of layout planning. Also included is one revision which allows you to make some changes once you receive the preliminary plan. Additional revisions beyond the one included are billed at my hourly rate of $25 per hour.

Once the plan is finalized I will send you a list of needed track parts and a visual (typically color coded) breakdown of what goes where.

How long does it take?

One of the reasons I provide Economy track planning is because I personally enjoy the process and I use it as a way to relax. Typically I will spend around 1 hour an evening working on your plan. This allows me to provide you with a well thought out and researched plan. Due to this the time necessary to complete a layout plan varies widely but most plans are complete within 1-2 weeks. A large complex plan such as the steel mill below can however take 6-8 weeks depending on the subject matter to be modeled.