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Economy Track Planning

What we offer is a service which cuts out all unnecessary hassles of layout planning and provides you with a visual buildable representation of your idea at an affordable rate.

What is Included?
  • A freelance layout plan designed to fit your space, scale, requested industries and or other requirements.

  • One revision – you can make changes you need to capture your vision.

  • A list of track needed.

  • A color coded diagram showing you where each part goes for ease of modeling.

  • A quote for custom benchwork.

What is NOT Included?
  • In home consultation

  • 3D renderings

  • Specified placement of buildings or other small structures

  • Track planning based on a specific prototype

Pricing & Labor Costs

Layout track planning starts at $2,200


  • This includes up to 20 hours of layout track planning. 

  • One revision which allows you to make changes after receiving the preliminary plan.

    • Additional revisions will be billed at an hourly rate of $50/hour. 

For projects larger than 400 sq ft please send an e-mail inquiry for pricing.  

How long does it take?

This service is provided to you at an economy rate because we enjoy the layout design process and use it as a way to relax. These plans are typically designed after work hours and time is spent to research and revise your design providing you with a well thought out buildable plan. Plans typically take 6-8 weeks depending on the size, complexity and subject matter to be modeled.  

Getting started

While some track planning services will send you a 15+ page questionnaire, we like to keep things simple. In most cases we only need the following: 

  • Detailed room dimensions in inches including placement of doors, windows and obstacles like support pillars or walkways that need to remain accessible. Sometimes a short 30 second to 1 minute video tour is helpful with included dimensions.

  • Room accessibility constraints - how the room is accessed such as stairways, narrow hallways, can affect the maximum size of each piece of modular benchwork. A garage layout will for example be designed and built differently than a layout that needs to go into a basement via a staircase with narrow hallways. 

  • Layout specifics - please include: 

    • modeling scale

    • type/brand of track to use including code 

    • special items to include such as turntables, specific bridges, tunnels, etc.

    • major industries (if wanted)

    • (if wanted) grades or multiple decks (may increase cost of track planning) 

  • 3-4 examples of existing layouts that you like or want to emulate. This helps us visualize what you are seeing in your head. 

  • A phone conversation - to make sure nothing is lost in translation in e-mails we will need to speak with you to get a solid idea of the theme, objectives, and overall scope. This is usually a 15 minute phone call initially with a possibility of follow up calls to ensure your vision.

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