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In this video I give you a step by step tutorial on how to hand draw a track plan. Track planning can be one of the most fun parts of building a model railroad and it doesn’t have to cost you money or require fancy computer software. We’ll provide some tips and give a teaser of what’s coming in the next video!

In this video we interview Bill Beranek “The Track Planner” about his 7 design elements for a realistic track plan. The great model railroad design elements are:

1. Walk alone main lines
2. Narrow Bench Work
3. Long Mainline Runs
4. Trains travelling through a scene once
5. Peninsulas with view blocks
6. Staging Yards
7. Prototypical Operations.