Category Archives: Layout design

Stein am Berg, Part 2

Stein am Berg, Part 2 The plan — and initial structures By Ernest H. Robl This is the second installment of a series about the ideas, structures, and background that went into

Model Railroading is (supposed to be) fun

Model Railroading is (supposed to be) fun Or, you can’t always be serious By Ernest H. Robl Sometimes we take our hobby too seriously. Everything has to be perfect — or as

Thoughts About Layout Design 2

Thoughts About Layout Design 2 Starting with a start set By Ernest H. Robl In a previous post, Christmas in July, I wrote about how start sets were a good way to

Thoughts About Layout Design 1

Thoughts About Layout Design 1 Commentary By Ernest H. Robl New model railroaders often want advice on how to design their first layout — or where to find appropriate layout plans. They