Founded in 1987 Professional Layout Services (PLS Layouts) have over
twenty years experience in the professional
design and construction of model railway layouts and train sets. We offer model railway design and construction in
any gauge from Z to G together with larger scale garden railway installation. We will complete
your model railway layout to any degree of finish both
indoors and in the garden regardless of size and complexity - from Hornby
Trakmats to garden railways. We are happy to deliver or travel nationally and internationally
to complete your model railway requirements - no job
is too big or too small - we have no minimum job size or minimum charge
(we are however limited by the number of hours in the day!). Our model railway design
and construction services have been used by clients across the UK and
globally from America to Australia and most places between!
Whilst we are happy to construct complete model railways and train sets
our specialist services are available in those areas
that a client may feel they require assistance, for example baseboards, track
work, analogue electrics or DCC digital. We are happy to take over where your
knowledge, confidence, patience or time runs out. We travel nationally and internationally
to work on your model railway layout helping you see light at the end of
Is your model railway (analogue or digital) proving
to be a frustrating burden rather than an enjoyable
hobby? Have you started something you cannot finish, see the way forward
or even don't know where to start?
We pride ourselves in being probably the
first professional model railway construction service to specialise in DCC
Digital. Our experience of multi-train control goes back as far as the
Airfix MTC and Hornby Zero 1 systems. We took part in the early Marklin
Digital seminars and owned one of the first pre-production ZTC511 master
controllers - DCC had finally arrived in the UK and we had been waiting.
We specialise in high quality analogue or digital schematic control panels,
analogue and digital layout
electrics & electronics together with the supply and installation of DCC Digital control
systems with over fifteen years experience of DCC. We offer a consultation service
at the location of your model railway for clients requiring assistance
with specific problems - analogue and DCC Digital. We are happy to organise
private tuition specific to client requirements e.g. general aspects of
DCC, DCC decoder installation etc.
We have taken much time to construct what we, and
many of our clients believe is one of the most comprehensive model railway
construction websites on the internet.
Remember we have been professionally constructing model railway layouts
since 1987 and we have been on the internet since 1999!
Please take your time to browse around our
website. Many hints and tips are included for enthusiasts as we
firmly believe in showing our skills and techniques to showcase our services. If
we tell you and show you how to do it on our website you know we can do
the same and more for you!
We offer a specialist ZTC installation service using the ZTC components you
may already have together with recommending NMRA DCC compatible items
ensuring you get the most from your system. If you are considering using
ZTC on your layout and you think you may wish to engage our services to
install please contact us before purchasing.
LET US SHOW YOU THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE
Please use the navigation bar to view our layout gallery
and our list of services where many hints and tips are included for the
Professional Layout Services are users of Team Digital
Products available from Sherwood
Please note that for security and
privacy reasons we never release the contact details of any clients, not
even for references. Examples of our work are shown in the gallery section
of this website and can be seen in the model railway press where clients
chose to kindly give a credit e.g. Railway Modeller July 2009 'Cookstown
Junction'. We do not request credits when clients publish our work and it
is not a requirement when engaging our services.