Layout Surface. The first thing I did was go to my local home improvement store and purchase a 24" x 48" (2'x4') pre-cut section of plywood and a 4'x8' sheet of extruded foam-board, which I asked Then I sat down in front of the train layout surface and tried to figure out how I wanted the track to be placed.
To get the most out of your small layout, consider these tips: Leave room for scenery Space is going to be at a premium, so make sure to leave room for scenery. My oldest son got a model Ho scale train set years ago and my Dad made him a 4X8 layout that worked very nicely.