Full Size Track Plan Prints
Once you have your track plan design completed you need to transfer that design to your plywood, homasote or foam board panels to cut your sub-roadbed or lay your roadbed. You will also need to transfer the plans to your layout benchwork for positioning your sub-roadbed and roadbed.
Using conventional methods of transferring your plan by hand and having to constantly measure and remeasure is very tedious, time consuming and frustrating. How to find the centers for drawing the radius for the turns and locating the turnouts properly can be a nightmare, and who knows how or who wants to do all the advanced mathematics involved with easements.
Most of the layout design and illustration software programs have the capability for you to "tile" print your track plan in full size on multiple 8-1/2" x 11" paper from your desktop printer. Unfortunately this means it will take hundreds or even thousands of those 8-1/2" x 11" pages to print your whole track plan. After printing all those pages you need to get them sorted properly and meticulously aligned and taped together. This is a VERY lengthy process and it will use up hundreds of dollars in ink cartridges, paper, tape and dozens of hours of time. It is also very inaccurate and all that overlaying of small sheets of paper will lead to many mistakes and misalignments.
LayoutPrinting.com has the ultimate solution using Full Size Track Plan Prints produced by AffordableModelRailroads.com. We can print your layout drawings in Full Size Track Plan Print panels up to 42" x 288" each! Imagine laying a 42 inch wide by 24 foot long industrial switching shelf layout track plan in only 1 piece! Our prints come in rolled panels that you can lay in minutes instead of hours!
For larger layouts your time savings increase almost exponentially when using our Full Size Track Plan Prints produced by AffordableModelRailroads.com. Consider a medium sized layout like a 30" shelf layout 12' x 18' around the room design. If you printed this mid-sized layout with desktop inkjet paper you would use over 500 sheets and it would take your printer almost 10 cartridges of EACH color ink. That's 40 inkjet cartridges for printers at about $15 per cartridge that will cost you over $600 in ink alone! After the ink and paper cost what are the dozens of hours it will take to print, sort, align and tape together 500 pages worth of prints? What about the extra hours spent correcting misaligned and improperly placed turnouts you'll end up with? Our Full Size Track Plan Templates produced by AffordableModelRailroads.com can be laid out on your benchwork or on sub-roadbed panels in one work session for a layout this size!
With our Full Size Track Plan Prints that same 12' x 18' layout would use only 4 rolled panels and cost about 30% less than the paper and inkjet cartridges to print it yourself. What you save in time and accuracy makes our Full Size Track Plan Prints produced by AffordableModelRairloads.com the only answer.
Our Full Size Track Plan Prints are also printed in FULL COLOR at no extra charge. This means the color scheme you created your design in will be printed to show the location of buildings, streets, bridges, tunnel entrances and scenery effects just as your 2D design software shows them. Once our Full Color Full Size Track Plan Prints produced by AffordableModelRailroads.com are placed on your layout benchwork or sub-roadbed panels they will help you better visualize what your layout will look like. Since there aren't hundreds of ugly tape seams like you get with desktop prints you can even leave the track plan prints in place in areas you have not yet begun to work on. This will give your layout a visually pleasing "coming soon" effect replacing the unfinished construction look.
Our Full Size Track Plan Prints produced by AffordableModelRailroads.com are not only the perfect answer to roadbed and track laying, but they can also be used to place on your plywood, homasote, foam board or sheet cork and used as your sub roadbed and roadbed cutting guides. No math, no supersized compasses, no tripods, no guesswork you simply follow the printed lines!