Central Texas Layouts

The Central Texas area is blessed with many model railroaders and over 60 great layouts. There is something for everyone: large layouts, shelf layouts; layouts focused on scenery, layouts focused on operations, and layouts focused on switching; some are just under construction and some have been around for many years (we all know they're never really finished).

Here is a list of some of the area layouts. Check back, as we'll be adding more pages over time. If you'd like to have a page for your layout added (or have updates), please contact the Division Director.

We've also got a Forum dedicated to discussions and updates about our area layouts.


Location is relative to Austin, which is the "hub" of our Division, though many of our members live in other cities throughout the Division.

Layout Scale(s)   Location Size Notes
Ben Sargent's Santa Fe and San Juan Railroad HOn3 South Austin  
Bill Albrecht's BJ&C Railroad G Northwest Austin   Outdoor
Bill Dryden's Acme & Mineral City Railroad HO Georgetown (North) 14' x 24'
Bill Hamilton's East Line and Red River 7/32" Pflugerville (North) 10' x 16'
Bill Lohman's Railroad      
Bill McCall's Denver, Santa Fe and Rio Grande HO and HOn3 Southwest Austin 35' x 15'
Bill Ramp's R&WR Short Line Railroad HO Georgetown (North)  
Bob Fricke's Denver & Rio Grande Western On30 West Austin 12' x 13' Handicap Accessible
Brian Helms' Dallas & Western HO Southwest Austin 43' x 32' Handicap Accessible
Bruce Baker's Craig Branch HO Temple (North)
Charles Etheredge's Texas & New Orleans HO Northwest Austin 26' x 18'
Chuck Marling's Railroad North Austin
Chuck Ellis' Great Northwestern & Pacific HO Central Austin 1900+ sq ft Featured in Model Railroader!
Chuck Morison's Rio Grande Salado Railroad G Salado (North)   Outdoor
Dave Bennett's Railroad N North Austin
David Barrow's Santa Fe Plains Division HO Central Austin 36' x 30'  
David and Karen Batchelor's Central of Georgia Railroad G Spicewood (Southwest)   Outdoor
David and Sam Nicastro's Denver and Rio Grande Western Moffat Route (and more) HO / HOn3 / N / G Central Austin 60' x 26' Three layouts!
David Shannon's Railroad HO / HOn3 Leander (Northwest)
Don Chaney's Railroads HO & N
Don Hoisek's Buffalo Creek & Lackawanna N Georgetown/Sun City (North) 14' x 5' Handicap Accessible
Ed Stoll's Railroad   Granger (North)    
Edmar Wienskoski's Santa Fe HO West Austin 30' x 20' Edmar's custom-built electronics are amazing!
Frank Schmidt's Railroad Lakeway (West)
George Zapalac's Dallas Union Terminal HO Southwest Austin 25' x 18' Partially Accessible
Gerald Burgess' SC&G Dry Creek Railroad G Cedar Park (Northwest) 40' x 44' Outdoor
Henry Strait's Santa Fe & MKT HO Burton (Southeast) 12' x 24'
Jack Merkel's Lone Star & Santa Fe HO Liberty Hill (Northwest) 26' x 25' MMR
Jim Zwernemann's T&NO and MKT O (P48) Cedar Creek (Southeast) 30' x 25' Handicap Accessible
Joe Cox' Santa Fe Texas N Round Rock (North) 7' x 17'
John Chilstrom's Western Maryland Fast Freight Line (N)
and Lionel & Western Maryland Railway (O)
N and O North Austin 2' x 24' (N)
4' x 8' (O)
John Collier's Railroad East Austin
John & Pat Hanne's Santa Fe Memories HO Lakeway (West) 16' x 28' Handicap Accessible
John Pearce's Nickel Plate Road N West Austin  
Kim Saign's Burlington Northern N Round Rock (North) 12' x 17'
Mark Richert's Midwest Railroad (and Garden Railroad) O (3-rail) South Austin 24' x 15'
Michael Generali's New York, New Haven & Hartford HO Round Rock (North) 18' x 18'
Mike Barrett's Taylor, Bastrop & Houston Railway HO Bastrop (Southeast) 20' x 20' Handicap Accessible
Mike McCracken's Santa Fe N Georgetown/Sun City (North) 14' x 12' Handicap Accessible
Paul Crawford's Railroad HO Georgetown (North)  
Pete Guy's Conundrum and Pacific HO Cedar Park (Northwest) 31' x 27'
Phil Sharpnack's Pacific Hauling and Industrial Lines (PHIL) HO Round Rock (North) 19' x 16'
Ralph and Shirley Harner's Olde Thyme Railroad G South Austin   Outdoor
Richard Zamudio's AT&SF HO Kileen (North) 18' x 30'
Riley Triggs' Port of New York Railroad HO Central Austin 24' x 18'
Rod Reames' Denver, Rio Grande & Southern Pacific HO Northwest Austin 36' x 24'
Roy Kaiser's Cincinnati & Virginia Railway HO Canyon Lake (South) 70' x 31'
Rudy Pirovitz' Eastview, Medford & Pacific HO West Austin 21' x 15'
Scott Smiley's City Park Railroad O/On30 West Austin 14' x 18'
Steve Blackson's Cypress Canyon Railroad G Northwest Austin  
Steve Hay's Railroad HO Georgetown (North)  
Steve Jackobs' Austin & Taylor & Pacific HO South Austin 11' x 5'
Steve Nelson's MKT Sedalia Division HO Cedar Creek (Southeast) 40' x 30'
Ted Staub Jr's Phoenix Lumber Co. and Railroad G Elgin (East)   Outdoor; Recognized by Garden Railways!
Ted Staub Sr's Raised Railroad G Round Rock (North)   Outdoor
Tex Copsetta's Southern Pacific Shasta Route HO Burnet (Northwest) 26' x 24' Featured in Great Model Railroads!
Tim Giraud's Goose Creek, Sour Lake & Western HO/HOn3 Smithville (Southeast) 15' x 27'
Tim Petrishen's Burlington Northern HO Bastrop (Southeast)
Tom Bryant's Railroad HO Georgetown (North)
Tom Foreman's Brushy Creek & Santa Fe
and Longhorn Creek & Santa Fe
HO and G Cedar Park (Northwest) 20' x 16' (HO)
40' x 10' (G)
Tommy Holt's Western Pacific First Sub HO North Austin 30' x 48'
Van Henry's Pennsylvania Railroad HO Liberty Hill (Northwest) 40' x 30'
Handicap Accessible
Wayne Jones' Franklington Crossing HO and O Cedar Park (Northwest) 9' x 11' (HO)
11' x 13' (O)
Handicap Accessible
Wayne Rossi's Soap Creek and Santa Fe HO/HOn3 Dripping Springs (Southwest) 775 sq ft.

There are also two live steam railroads in our general area, the Wimberly, Blanco & Southern, near Wimberly, and the Comanche & Indian Gap, located near Comanche.

And if all that weren't enough, we also have a number of clubs in the area, each with fine layouts of their own: Finally, if you're really ready for a fun train ride, there are other options too, ranging from the small trains at the Austin Zoo, and the Cedar Rock Railroad, to the real thing at the Austin Steam Train!

Something for everyone!