Custom model railroad planning and building services are available regardless of the size or scope of the project. I offer a full array of services that can assist with every step of your project. Dedication and commitment with helping you achieve your project goals is the cornerstone of my services.
No doubt we all want to see trains runs as soon as possible but you really can't skip this vital step. If you want a custom model railroad that captures the feel of a realistic environment to run your trains through, or the latest bells and whistles available on the market, then a plan is where you'll want to start before you begin building you dream project.
The planning process of each custom model railroad is unique and contains many overlapping elements needing to be individually analyzed and carefully thought throuh. All must then come together in a cronological order to complete the project. Good planning allows your layout vision to come together before any significant time or money is invested.
Some fundamental elements that certainly need planning for a custom model railroad project might include but are not limited to:
My goal with every planning project is to combine both the customer’s ideas and my experience to present a clear vision of what the project should look like on paper. Whether it's a basic track plan, a fully developed and detailed layout plan, or a diorama concept model, the detail level of each plan is tailored to meet the customer’s needs to move on to building and running trains.
Building a custom model railroad is a very labor intensive process and takes a serious commitment from both the customer and myself. It's very rewarding as the builder to see trains running on a custom model railroad project that I've built.
To keep my customers up to date along the way during the process, I provide weekly, and if needed daily photo updates during the building process. Video updates are provided as needed during a layout project and especially when trains start to run. I like every customer to feel like they are informed and involved with the process along the way and as often as possible as the project evolves.
The following elements are typically encountered while building a custom model railroad. These include, but certainly are not limited to: