My model railroad design service has two goals. As your model railroad designer, I’ll work with you to come up with a plan that is not only inspiring but also straightforward to build.
A successful model railroad design isn’t about lines on paper, curve radius, grades, or the number of tracks in a staging yard. It’s one that results in a layout that actually gets built and provides the degree of satisfaction you had hoped for.
Through my model railroad layout design service, I can help you come up with a plan that:
- CAPTURES YOUR VISION
- INSPIRES YOU!
- PRODUCES THE LONGEST RUN IN YOUR AVAILABLE SPACE
- AVOIDS COMMON PITFALLS
- IS STRAIGHTFORWARD TO BUILD
- IS INTERESTING TO OPERATE
- HOLDS YOUR INTEREST FOR THE LONG TERM
Completed design packages include:
- AN 11″ X 17″ COLOR RENDERING (Drawn in CAD)
- CONSTRUCTION TIPS
- NOTES, DIMENSIONS, AND SPECIFICATIONS
- A WIRING DIAGRAM
- ONGOING CONSULTING TO HELP YOU BUILD THE LAYOUT!
The cost of preparing a design is driven by how long I expect it will take me to complete. This isn’t always directly related to layout size. Costs typically fall in the $1,500 to $2,300 range with the most common project scope I see running about $1700. The minimum fee is $1,000. N scale, multi-deck, and sectional track projects (Kato, Marklin, etc.) cost more. The design fee must be pre-paid before work starts.
My book, “How To Design A Small Switching Layout”, covers many design topics that apply to layouts of all sizes.
Phone: 301-404-8164 EST