The following are links to sites with great content for those interested in small layouts.
First up is Lance Mindheiem's blog, and the blog for his company focused on the design and building of shelf layouts. You may be familiar with Lance's contributions to Both Model Railroader magazine and the Model Railroad Hobbiest Magazine. Lance is a master modeler and designer and it shows in his extremely interesting and entertaining blog posts. These two sites will give you hours of reading enjoyment.
Next we have the legendary Carl Arendt's famous site dedicated to micro layouts. I can not tell you how many times I've read through this site completely. The number of amazing railroads and ideas on display is staggering. There are tons of pictures and illustrations to get your creative juices flowing. Carl is passed on now, but he leaves a legacy that is probably most responsible for getting me back into the hobby. Start with the Scrapbook section here.
Additionally, there is the Micro Model Railroad Cartel. This is a group of four micro modelers who are picking up where Carl left off. These modelers are blogging their design and construction process as they work to build their own small model railroads. Great information indeed.
Finally, there is the Bronx Terminal. This blog is dedicated to the design and construction of a very unique model railroad based on an even more unique prototype. There hasn't been many updates in recent months on this layout, but the quality of design and construction here is top notch. Best way to enjoy this site is to pour yourself a drink, get comfy in your favorite chair, and start at the beginning of the construction.
Know of any other great sites for someone interested in small layouts? Reply in the comments section and let me know!