One of the most frequently-asked questions from modelers just getting started in Z Scale has to do with track planning. Micro-Trains' Micro-Track sectional roadbed track is very popular among both experienced layout-builders and beginners alike—which is understandable, given that it's nearly bullet-proof—and consequently there is a high demand for plans designed exclusively using Micro-Track. Here's a variety of plans that should help get you started on a layout, no matter your skill level or space constraints.
Before getting down business, beginners should take some time and learn about the limitations first—trust me, it will be worth every minute reading all of this:
The following table summarizes the degree of difficulty involved in building each layout. Click the layout name to see the plan, complete with parts lists, modeling recommendations, notes on operation and more.
*These plans feature a reversing loop or wye, which require special wiring.
R: These layouts can be built using unmodified Rokuhan track; please see the conversion chart to find out what you'll need. NOTE: If you're willing to cut Rokuhan track, you can build any of these plans!
M: These layouts can be built using unmodified Märklin track; please see the conversion chart to find out what you'll need.
Feel free to use/modify/reproduce these plans. However, if you republish my plans on another website, please credit their source. Thank you!
Want to do your own planning?
Install a copy of AnyRail on your PC. It contains complete libraries for Micro-Trains, Märklin and Rokuhan track!
Already have AnyRail? You can download the source files for all of my plans. Simply look for the download AnyRail source file link at the bottom of each track plan page.
Looking for more ideas?
Here's a whole big bunch of plans (nearly three dozen) I've done for layouts in other scales that might serve as inspiration; on top of that, I've developed several plans for T Gauge, for a grand total of over 60 track plans.
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