Model Train Track Plans of Micro Sized HO-scale Layouts (Part 2)

This post is the second part of the article about the Model Train Track Plans of Micro Sized HO-scale Layouts and will show the last 3 ready-to-build small sized HO examples, desig­ned with SCARM and sent to me by Petar Ploskov. These plans are also small enough to be treated as “micro” for HO (1:87) scale and are suitable for houses and flats where the space for model railroading is limited.

All of them are made with PIKO sectional track pieces, allowing easy assembling and disassembling if there is no option for creating a permanent layout. All of the plans allows analog or digital operation of one or two short trains with continuous running or shunting. However, the small size of the layouts is not suitable for running of modern long freight and passenger trains with long 4-axle coaches, but even these are able to pass, with a loco and two or three cars. All SCARM project files are available for download from the links section below.

1. (4) 153x105cm double ovals – HO scale

This layout includes two ovals with train station and 2-line cargo/industry yard.

  • Dimensions: 1528mm x 1050mm (60″ x 41.3″)
  • Max. train length: 725mm (28.6″) / 525mm (20.7″) in cargo area
  • Max. number of trains on the layout: 4
  • Max. simultaneously running trains: 2
  • SCARM project file: yes (get it from the links below)



You can extend this layout by adding more roads and buildings and/or changing the already placed structures.

2. (5) 156x102cm small oval – HO scale

This layout consists of a simple oval with train station and cargo area with two tracks.

  • Dimensions: 1560mm x 1020mm (61.4″ x 40″)
  • Max. train length: 875mm (34.4″) / 575mm (22.6″) in cargo areas
  • Max. number of trains on the layout: 4
  • Max. simultaneously running trains: 1
  • SCARM project file: yes (get it from the links below)



If you wish, you can extend this layout by adding more tracks in the cargo area or changing the already placed structures and/or terrain.

6. (3) 160x110cm double ovals – HO scale

The last layout in this post offers two independent ovals with one train station, one stop and two cargo/industry areas. You can have one continuous running train in the outer oval, while performing switching operations in inner oval or can have two simultaneously running trains in both ovals.

  • Dimensions: 1600mm x 1100mm (63″ x 43.3″)
  • Max. train length: 750mm (29.5″) / 700mm (27.5″) in shorter cargo area
  • Max. number of trains on the layout: 4
  • Max. simultaneously running trains: 2
  • SCARM project file: yes (get it from the links below)



Again, you can edit this layout by adding more structures or changing the already placed buildings, roads and/or terrain formation.

You can create these track plans in the reality as they are proposed here or you may use them as a base for other projects. Many thanks to Petar for making these layouts public to all model train fans and SCARM users :)

See also
Model Train Track Plans of Micro Sized HO-scale Layouts (Part 1)

Featured layouts
SCARM_152x105_HO_micro_layout.zip
SCARM_156x102_HO_micro_layout.zip
SCARM_160x110_HO_micro_layout.zip


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