Creative designs. Exceptional quality. Reliable operations.

Besides creating unique layouts, we also specialize in custom, state-of-the-art control panels and are experts in installing and troubleshooting electronics and digital systems such as Lionel TMCC and MTH DCS.

MTH Authorized Service Center and DCS Upgrade Center

We provide complete warranty and non-warranty service on all MTH products. As well, we can upgrade your DCS systems. Call today to inquire about getting your trains repaired or upgraded.

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Company Background

If you imagine endless hours of enjoyment operating your own model railroad layout, Layout Design & Construction Co. is the company that will turn your railroading dreams into reality!

Layout Design is well known for its creative designs, exceptional quality and reliable operations. Aside from being recognized for designing and building unique fully operating layouts in all scales available, we offer a wide range of customized services that will meet all of your railroading needs.  Our creativity and originality is demonstrated by our exclusive state-of-the-art backlit custom control panels, and for the enthusiast who wants to maximize their ability to run the longest running trains in a small space, our cut acrylic ceiling suspended layout fabrication is ideal.

Layout Design takes pride in providing the best services to our clients during every phase of the project. Whether you envision a reproduction of an old toy train catalogue or a neat and precise architectural representation; Layout Design will make your railroading dreams come alive!

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Complete Operating Layout:
Full services will be provided from the initial planning through installing the completed layout.   Choose either standard table construction or ceiling mounted style.

Project Consulting & Coordination:
If you prefer to build your own layout we will provide expert consulting and detailed technical information.  Additionally, we will coordinate with architects and general contractors on specific design elements required for your train room.

Custom Control Panels:
Two styles are available; High-Tech: Backlit track route graphics (this is a LDCC design exclusive), or a Conventional: Contrasting painted track route graphics.

Electrical Services:
Services include; track power circuits – both conventional and digital, track signal circuits, accessory circuits, overhead room lighting, and special effects such as a star field.

Digital Systems:
We can locate, purchase, install, and troubleshoot digital systems such as Lionel MCSS and MTH DCS & DCS WiFi.

MTH Authorized Service Center & DCS Upgrade Center:
We can repair and service all MTH trains and we have the latest technology to upgrade your MTH DCS systems.

Highly Specialized Services:
Services include building custom model buildings; creating seasonal & period scenery; locating and purchasing collectibles; researching period pieces; and installing special effects.

Artwork & Photography:
For special visual effects, such as a 2-dementional scenery backdrop or professional photographs, we will coordinate a team of highly accomplished artists to put the finishing touches on your layout and provide visual memories to last a lifetime.

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