Kato track plans

There’s quite a few Kato track plans on the blog now, so I thought I’d put a collection together:

Kato unitrack HO scale track lefthand view

“I am using Kato Unitrack HO scale, which is nice to work with and trains run well on it. I am using DCC by Digitrax for the layout


kato track plans

“The Kato locos and rolling stock ran much smoother than my starter sets from Bachmann. So I took the decision to recreate my layout exclusively using Kato track products.

The math, geometry, and wiring of Kato tracks and accessories made creating a new layout to my satisfaction a dream.

Mike” – Building a Kato train layout.

Kato track plans

“I decided to try out the KATO Unitrack system by tracing a .pdf graphic of their components using the CAD software from my architectural practice.

This is the original design, which as only 32” x 64” showing the track adapted to a compressed version of Front Street based on Bermuda’s GIS files that are publicly available.


kato track plans

“I live in a Manhattan apartment where space is at a premium. I have started an N scale layout on a 2-1/2’ x 5’ folding-leg table in our guest room. Here you see it’s earliest stages. I’ve built the table from a modified hollow-core door, attached the legs, and glued down the Kato Unitrack. It’s DCC powered, which simplified the wiring to no end!


Kato unitrack

“However I can run point to point, changing out locos at each city. or just simply let trains run for show, there is approx 20 scales of track on the layout, 99% Kato Unitrack.

One can sit at any of the cities and do freight switching as well as dropping and adding passenger cars to the passenger trains.

Dick” – Kato Unitrack

n scale

“I have acquired a BLI Mikado with sound. It runs very nicely and is loud. I will need to tone it down.

Also acquired a complete Kato Unitram layout with two sets of trams that will reside on the street level above the tracks in Chicago at the Union station.

Also received a huge castle that will sit up above the 4 track mainline going into the tunnel just before arriving in Denver.


kato unitrack layout

“Hi Al,

Attached are pictures of a Control Panel for my n scale Kato Unitrack layout.

It is a modification with Kato Unitrack layout from the 5th Edition of Hornby Railways Track Plans.


I shall continue to add the Kato track plans as and when they come in.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



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