Before building complex LEGO train layouts, it is useful to plan the layout on the computer. The computer helps you to find good layout geometries that fit to the space available for your layout, and sometimes it also counts up the parts that you need.

What software shall I use?

For LEGO track layout planning, there are two main options:

  • Bluebrick by Alban Nanty is a very good tool for 2D LEGO track planning.
  • 3D Train Studio is a professional tool for 2D and 3D track planning and layout simulation.

12 thoughts on “Track Planning

  1. Matteo… very impressive. Thanks for sharing. Track automation is challenging and you have accomplished it with elegance, making it “look” easy. Rudy – – The Calgary LEGO Train Club

  2. Hi,
    When I replace the file “ConnectionTypeList.xml” with yours, I loses the yellow/red dot.
    I putted back the original file and it works fine now.
    Any suggestions ?

  3. Thanks again for creating and maintaining this library. Is it an error that the straight track 1/10 is said to be brown and not dbg? Also, it appears that TrixBrix have updated their buffer stop piece.

    1. Hi Hendik,
      oh, you are right. This is a bug in the present public version of the Bluebrick software. Alban has already fixed it, and with the next public Bluebrick version it will also be fixed on your machine. I didn’t see it on my machine, because I forgot to test with the public version.

      And you are also right that TrixBrix has a new buffer stop. I will include the new part in the new version of the library.

      Thanks for your feedback!

      Cheers,
      Mattze

  4. Dear Matthias

    It would be great to have the TrixBrix Controller in the BlueBrick libary as well and if you could include the Lego Train Track Plastic Ramp 8 x 12 from the Ghost Train Express (Lego no. 6275616 / Bricklink no. 53834) in a future update that would be nice.

    Best regards,
    Niels

  5. Thanks for creating and sharing this library.
    Makes it a lot easier to plan with other curve types.

    Best Regards,
    Johan

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