Welcome to the new home of the Layout Design Special Interest Group. 

Let the Layout Design Special Interest Group:

  • Help you maximize your model railroad's operating and visual interest.

  • Teach you to avoid common model railroad track planning mistakes.

  • Lead you to a total model railroad design that achieves your goals faster and better.


Model Railroad Layout Design Aids

View the many resources available on the LDSIG's webpage to help you design your model railroad including the Layout Design Primer.

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The Layout Design Journal is the LDSIG's premier publication.  Membership includes four issues.

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Upcoming Events

Watch this space for a listing of upcoming events.

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Salt Lake City 2019

The NMRA convention in 2019 will celebrate 150 years of transcontinental railroading in Salt Lake city.  The LDSIG is planning its usual slate of clinics, consulting, special design-focused tours and a banquet. 

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We are a nonprofit educational organization that exists to further the art and science of model railroad track planning and model train layout design.