When I built Scenic Ridge, I had it easy. The kit from Woodland Scenics came with 3 sections of styrofoam with the track plan already printed on it, which made it easy to lay the track. This time around, I would need to figure out how to transfer the plan I’d designed in
When I picked up the track plan, I had 72 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
Each sheet of the plan had index markings and measurement markings to aid in getting everything lined up properly. I proceeded to lay the sheets out on the layout, taping them together as I went.
Once the plan was placed, I used a sharp utility knife to cut along the roadbed lines, removing the excess paper. This left just the actual track plan on the benchwork. I then traced the edges with a black sharpie, marking out where the roadbed would go.
Once the track plan was transferred to the foam, it was time to start gluing down roadbed.
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2 thoughts on “new model railroad build part 2: transfering the track plan to the layout”
HELP! I am in desperate need to have my drawing built on like Xtracad program so that I can take it to Office Depot and print off the sheets. Would you like to make some extra Christmas money by chance?????????
Hi Steve. Sorry for the late reply. I’m sorry, but I just don’t have time to do work like this. There are some great xtracad tutorials on youtube. Once you get the hang of it, it’s not too difficult.