The layouts on this page use standard LEGO parts and most of them also TrixBrix switches and tracks.

All track layouts were created with Bluebrick and the TrixBrix track library for Bluebrick.

The Bluebrick files can be downloaded here.

Hello World

1,5 Ovals with Standard Switches

2 Ovals with Standard Switches

You can build this layout with original LEGO tracks.

1,5 Ovals

2 Ovals

Oval with 3 tracks

Please note that the outer two curved switches are the 90° variant, whereas the inner two switches are the 45° variant. They have slightly longer straight parts (1,41x standard LEGO tracks, appr. 22,5 studs).

Oval with 4 tracks

Oval with station with reduced gap between tracks

This example shows an oval with a train station. The gap between the upper and lower tracks in the station is reduced to 4 studs using the 4 stud gap switches from TrixBrix.

Oval with R40 Railyard Switches

The R40 railyard switch (concept by Mattzobricks) can not just be used to build railyards, but also to build entries to parallel tracks at the end of an R40 curve very efficiently. This nice little layout uses only the two railyard switches and 4 R40 half curves (11,25°). All other parts are standard R40 curves and standard straights!

2 Ovals with R40 Railyard Switches

R40 Switchodrome

This layout demonstrates some applications of different R40 switches and curve sections.

45° Crossings

R40 Special Switches

This layout shows the application of difference special R40 switches. Using the R40 single and double slip switches in a useful way is not an easy task. Please note that it is essential to understand the geometric differences between the single and double slip switches!

Oval with R104+R120 curves and R104 switches

The smallest curve radius in the layout is R104. Your large steam engines will have a smooth ride, but you also need the required space to build it.

Oval with R40 curves and R104 switches

It is often useful to combine the R104 switches with R40 curves in order to save space.

Large terminal station with R104 switch field

This terminal station switch field is built with a left R104 3-track railyard, a right R104 3-track railyard, and a R104 crossover.

Star Crossing with Circles

Star Crossing with Circles 2

Freestyle Layout 1

Freestyle Layout 2

10 thoughts on “Sample Layouts

  1. For layout – R40 Switchodrome – Can you provide a break-up of the switches that would be required?

    1. I could do that, but it’s a lot of work. Another idea: would it help if I upload the Bluebrick files, so that you can simply load the layout into Bluebrick? There is a “part list” function in Bluebrick that lists all required parts. Thanks for feedback!

  2. I am a 72 year old grandmother. I am trying to work on lego tracks with my 8 year old grandson. I tried but cannot figure out how to download the track planning program. We have a table with tracks that is 48 inches by 96 inches that he uses with his two Lego trains. Now he wants to expand so we are adding another table, 96 inches by 25 inches (we will expand this to 30 inches on half the table so there is more room for a train to turn), in an “L” shape. I could use some help with track planning but I am not computer smart enough to download the programs. Is there an easier way to plan the track layout?I’m lost!

  3. Hello I was looking at building the 45° crossing but I really need to know what pieces are used if you could help me with that I would be very pleased.

  4. Hi Mattze,

    I am planning the Christmas presents for the kids and it turns out that they will get some LEGO trains. The R40 Weichodrom looks awesome and it would be cool to really get all the information of the desired parts. I tried to figure it out the last few days, but it did not work out well.

    Therefore, I really would appreciate the file(s)


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