This page was last updated on May 01, 2021.

Build a 10 x 15 (or larger) layout in your garage and still have room for your cars.

HOHoist easily raises and lowers any size layout:




HOHoist is built from standard off-the-shelf industrial grade components. You can purchase the parts and install it yourself, or have a contractor do it for you.

Plans for HOHoist are now available for free.  You can get the plans in 2 forms:

  1. as a single web page by clicking this link (2.5 minutes to load using 28.8K modem)

  2. as a Word document by clicking this link (1.7 MB)

Be forewarned -- the document is large (18 printed pages) and contains numerous pictures and diagrams.  Loading the web page will take a while.

Because the plans are now available to all I cannot promise much technical support for them.  But if you need to ask a question you can email me at

Click this text to see a page of HOHOIST thumbnail pictures.

Click this text to see the page "Is DCC Right for me?" which explains how Digital Command & Control makes for a better model railroad.

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