Whether you are building a layout on your own and need assistance or want a complete layout built for you we are the company to call. We offer design services and complete construction to your specifications and dreams.
An indoor O scale layout, built by David Geyra, was featured in Classic Toy Trains in the February 2001 issue. Images from this layout can be viewed in our gallery by Clicking Here.
We have been making custom 4' x 8' O gauge layouts for small areas. These layouts are fun packed with action and are made to be completed by the customer by adding trees buildings and other accessories.
Click Here for a video of a 4' x 8' layout in action.
Nothing makes families return again and again to a restaurant like trains. We have been operating trains in restaurants for over ten years and are experts on constructing layouts that can operate automatically, every day, for long periods of time. Most G scale trains on the market today are toys and are not built for extended use, our modifications have enables us to operate these toys with a high level of reliability with established periodic maintenance.
One of our projects came about due to damage done by hurricane Irene. The Saloon in Pearl River, NY has been running trains since the 80's and DG Design has been maintaining the trains since 2004. The damage caused by Irene forced the owners to gut the entire restaurant, that included all the old track. We were then contracted to design and construct a new layout. You can view a video about the new layout by Clicking Here.
Enhance any garden landscape with trains. G scale trains and track are built for outdoor use. The track will sustain any weather conditions. Running trains in the yard is a growing hobby around the country, many clubs have been established, conventions are attended and many garden railroaders hold open houses to exhibit their trains.
DG Design can assist with a garden layout at any level, planning, selecting appropriate components, matching your climate area to the right equipment, building the layout and maintenance.
A garden railroad can be a simple one train loop in a small area, a medium one or multiple train scene encompassing a yard or a full blown multiple train operation over many acres.
Click Here to view images of our garden layouts.
If you need a custom paint job or a custom building we can help. DG Design has been contracted to detail and create custom models for several private layouts world wide. We work in any gauge and with multiple types of materials.
Building detail is a specialty, we can kit bash or create buildings from scratch according to your specifications. By adding details we can recreate scenes that are personalized and special. Want a scene from your childhood memories, no problem we can do it.
O Scale indoor layouts, Click on images for larger view.
G Scale Trains in Restaurants and Outdoors
N Scale Personalized Diorama
A custom O gauge layout on a 5' x 10' table featuring weathered Lionel FasTrack.
Custom bench work on wheels for easy all-around access.
Details, diagrams and photographs. Click Here
A custom N scale, personalized birthday present diorama for
Jim Kerr of Q104.3, New York Morning Classic Rock Show.
For the complete story and pictures Click Here
A custom O scale layout on a 5' x 10' table featuring:
Ross Custom Switches track and switches, Bridge Boss elevated track system and OGR custom painted buildings.
Entire layout is designed to be raised into wall unit for storage by electric hoist.
Details, diagrams and photographs. Click Here
The Pearl River Saloon, restaurant and bar.
We were contracted in 2005 to rehabilitate the track and trains and restore operations. After hurricane Irene in 2011 the interior of the building was gutted and rebuilt. We designed and installed new track, bridges and continued to maintain operations. To view a video about the rebuilding Click Here.
We have been maintaining the trains at the Saloon since2005. You can view the old train layout on the next video. After hurricane Irene the entire restaurant and bars were gutted, so we had to design a brand new layout to conform to the new design and look of the place.
The old train layout at The Saloon was constructed in the eighties. It had many switches and very tight curves. When we took over we needed to modify the track and trains to allow for 9 hour continues operation every day with only one maintenance session per week.
This special layout was constructed to allow a customer the fun of completing the scenery by adding structures, accessories and landscaping without having to work on track and wiring. The layout has the maximum amount of O gauge action possible on a 4' x 8' size. You can have two trains on the layout using the siding and trains can be reversed with a return loop.
Built on a custom table with wheels. Two train operation with black control. Ordered to operate a collection of post war trains. The layout was delivered without structures. Customer will add structures, roads, vehicles etc.
In November 2015 we sent Shelli Sonstein, the co host of the Jim Kerr show, a picture of the Q104.3 window we placed in a building on the New Rochelle layout. Shelli came up with an idea to make something of the sort for Jim's birthday. So we collected information about Jim and incorporated it all into a personalized diorama. This is a video of Jim receiving his gift, live on the air, on his birthday.
Custom Train Layouts by DG Design New York, LLC
Building and delivering custom layouts to: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and surrounding states.