101 Track Plans
is proud to offer operating versions of every one of the layouts
from the most popular track-plan book of all time, Linn
Westcott's 101 Track Plans for Model Railroaders
(copyright Kalmbach Publishing Co., 1956). This book has
been in print continuously for over fifty years, sold over a
half million copies, and continues to inspire model railroaders
everywhere with its interesting plans, charming artwork, and
Most of our users have dog-eared copies of
this book, which contains not only track plans but also detailed
comments on layout design and construction from one of the great
granddads of model railroading. To obtain your own copy,
visit your hobby shop or
click the book cover to order online.
A desire to operate the 101 Track Plans is the
main reason TrainPlayer came into existence. We love this
The track plans in 101
Track Plans for Model Railroaders
are owned and copyrighted by
Kalmbach Publishing Co. Used with permission.
For a complete gallery of the 101 as thumbnail images, see
the 101 Track Plans
of all shapes and sizes. The 101 plans demonstrate all track
configurations, from figure eight to switchback to
point-to-point, and are suitable for all modeling scales. Some
are designed for 4x8 plywood sheets, some for wall-mounted
shelves, some for garages, and some in the "If I Had a Million"
section could keep an active club busy for years.
artwork. Most layouts are given a full scenic treatment, with
mountains, rivers, yards, and wonderful old-fashioned cityscapes
all drawn by hand. Some even feature bird's-eye 3D views (you
can run on these too). It is a delight to run trains past the
ever-changing Westcott landscapes.
101 ready to run. Starting with a high-resolution scan of each
plan, we built track, switches, turntables, and stations, then
added a few random trains so you can start running as soon as
you open a layout.
Original commentaries included. Linn wrote interesting comments
about each layout, so we included them in the layout notes you
can call up on screen.
How to Buy
The 101 Track Plans are included with both
TrainPlayer and TrackLayer. No additional purchase is
The installer you download comes with a small
set of layouts only. To access the full 101 set, look
in your layout chooser on the Web tab under "Layouts101."
Download the ones you like, one or a few at a time.
Or, place an order to be delivered on DVD.
All 101 are included on the disk, with a
choice of whether you want to install the full set to your hard
drive or run them directly from the CD. There is a
shipping charge for DVD orders.