Layout Tours

Tracks to the Triangle will feature over 25 home and club layouts and includes N, HO, O, G and Live Steam scales.  Several of the layouts have been covered in the commercial press.  Many layouts feature DCC and/or computer operation, and some will be offering an operating session.

The layouts cover a five-county area in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina.  So attendees can see as many as possible various layouts will be open Thursday evening, Friday afternoon, Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon.

All layout tours are self guided so you are free to visit the layouts that specifically interest you following your own timetable. Study the information below, then when you arrive use the Layout Tour Book and plan your travels to make the best use of your time.

Some layouts that feature operations will offer an operating session to attendees as an extra fare option. See the Operations page for details and the Registration page to sign up.

Special Notes:

  1. For privacy reasons contact information, maps and addresses of these layouts will not be posted on this web site. This information will be provided in the Layout Tour Book which attendees will receive when they arrive at the Convention.  PLEASE NOTE THE LAYOUT TOUR BOOK WILL INCLUDE STREET ADDRESSES ONLY;  PLEASE BE PREPARED WITH YOUR FAVORITE GPS DEVICE.

  2. If you wish to visit a layout on Thursday night before you arrive and register at the convention hotel please email the Home Layout Tour Chairman for contact information and directions. Please include your full name and registration number.

  3. Check the Registration desk at the Convention hotel for any last minute changes.


Click the Schedule button to learn more about Layout Schedules.



Click the Descriptions button to learn more about Layout Descriptions.