Resources

From the beginner working on his/her first layout to the most experienced hobbyist we can all use some help with our model railroading projects. At the Little Choo Choo Shop we have a team of experienced model railroaders ready and willing to answer any question you may have. Give us a call toll-free at 1-800-334-2466, drop by the store at 500 S Salisbury Ave in Spencer, NC , or use the following form to submit your question. We will be more than willing to help in any way we can.

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Track Planning

Track planning is often the most difficult part of the layout building process.
This section provides some resources for completing this process but, as always, feel free to contact the store directly for more assistance.
We always welcome additional input as well. Send an e-mail to support@littlechoochooshop.com
Be sure to let us know whether you'd like any contact information listed for users with additional questions.

TRACK PLANS
Use the links below to view and print track plans.

N SCALE
HO SCALE
O GAUGE
G GAUGE
32"x40"
33"x77"
36"x80"
84"x120"
30"x60"
33"x77"
36"x77"
48"x60"
48"x96"
36"x77"

These plans provided courtesy of Kato USA, OGaugeWatch.com, and Building-your-model-railroad.com.
Track Planning Resources
Visit the following sites for more track plans and track planning tips.
www.katoUSA.com - Kato offers a number of layouts in both N and HO scale.
www.trains.com - Subscribers can access a large layout database on Model Railroader's website.
www.building-your-model-railroad.com - This is a great site for specifics on laying track, track types, and layout strategies.
www.ogaugewatch.com - This site is dedicated to O Gauge layouts with a nice database of plans.
Kalmbach - Kalmbach publishes a number of different layout building books. Check our shopping page or use our special order form to order these at a discounted price from the Little Choo Choo Shop.

Little Choo Choo Shop Resources

We have a number of model railroading specialists in the store.
DCC
James is our resident DCC expert. He can help you set up your layout with DCC to enhance your layout significantly. With DCC you can use a more advanced control system to run multiple locomotives on one track while taking advantage of all the advanced features found in today's model trains. Through his expertise we can assist with the entire process including choosing the right equipment, installing decoders, and training on the use of the system.
Visit the contact us page to contact the store for more details.

Scenery
Steve has done extensive work with model building and weathering. It can be difficult to weather scenery properly so it can be invaluable to have an expert for assistance.

We can also provide everything you need to start your layout.
We carry a large selection of products in all major scales in store and our extensive network of suppliers allows us to quickly find any item you may need to special order.
In addition to model railroading products we also carry a large selection of literature to help you research your project.
Visit our special orders page or our secure on-line shopping cart to purchase the items you need.

Operating Layouts
We also have two operating layouts in the store. These layouts allow us to demonstrate modeling techniques in store which can be very helpful when working on your own layout.


 

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