Train Inventory Program

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November 12, 2012 7:51 AM

I currently am using Train Tracker to control and track my collection. Train Tracker is no longer supported nor is it compatible wit Windows 7 or newer versions. I am looking for suggestions from those who have used Train Tracker in the past of changed to a newer program or any one that hase started using one of the newer programs. One of my concerns is converting everything in Train Tracker to what ever program I use, is there an easy on to manage this rollover? I have been looking at MI Trains but it appears there web site is down. THANK ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH.

 

I want to thank everyone for their input and suggestions, I have narrowed it down to two programs. For those who ask my Train Tracker 5.5

 

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November 12, 2012 8:42 AM

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I have been fooling around for some type of software for that purpose for 6 months . Mostly because of my insurance company wanting inventory with pictures. I ordered Yard Boss on CD a month ago and could never get it to load and work properly. I will say the guy selling it was very nice and tried his best to help me , but, I could not get it to work. I just ordered another program ($19.95) out of Canada. It's called Model Train Collection Inventory Software CD. I will let you know about it when I receive it. There is a lot of info about this subject on the forum so maybe one of these more knowledgeable individuals will chime in here and fix both of us up.

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November 12, 2012 8:57 AM

I use Yard Office and it works fine for me.  Can upload pictures, print rosters & more.  It is shareware and you can use the trial version for free but can't print reports, You buy the full version it is less than $30.00.

 

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November 12, 2012 9:04 AM

Which version of train tracker do you use?

I am curious because I am using a very old version of train tracker, which I like.

I expect to buy a new laptop or workstation within the next few months.

It would be very unfortunate if I could not get it to work on a new machine.

 
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November 12, 2012 9:06 AM

Originally Posted by RJT:

I currently am using Train Tracker to control and track my collection. Train Tracker is no longer supported nor is it compatible wit Windows 7 or newer versions. I am looking for suggestions from those who have used Train Tracker in the past of changed to a newer program or any one that hase started using one of the newer programs. One of my concerns is converting everything in Train Tracker to what ever program I use, is there an easy on to manage this rollover? I have been looking at MI Trains but it appears there web site is down. THANK ALL OF YOU VERY MUCH.

Trainminder will read in the database from Traintracker. It works with Windows 7. Unfortunately, it contains many bugs and there is no support at the present time. The author seems to have given  up on it but is still selling it.

 

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November 12, 2012 9:08 AM

Originally Posted by C W Burfle:

Which version of train tracker do you use?

I am curious because I am using a very old version of train tracker, which I like.

I expect to buy a new laptop or workstation within the next few months.

It would be very unfortunate if I could not get it to work on a new machine.

Traintracker will  not work on any version of Windows newer than Windows XP. If you are buying a new PC, it will probably come with either Windows 7 or Windows 8.

 

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November 12, 2012 9:18 AM

I have stayed with Train Tracker 3.0, and its the only program I keep updated now. I purchased Trainminder, but don't use it, for reasons I won't go into now. (There are numerous threads on that program.)

 

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November 13, 2012 2:14 PM

Just downloaded Easy Model Railroad Inventory and it works quite well on Windows 7

 

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February 18, 2013 12:47 PM

I just downloaded Easy Model Railroad Inventory program (for FREE) and it is GREAT

(works on Windows XP)

 
 
 
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February 19, 2013 11:44 AM

I am using Train Tracker 4.0 with Windows Professional and before that Windows 7. They both worked great!!! I have benn using this Program for 14 years now!

 

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February 19, 2013 12:55 PM

I've been using a freeware program called RRTrains 2000 successfully under Windows 7 (the program will work all the way back to Windows 9X). 

 

For a long time I had only put in a few lines worth of test data, but after finding some of my old paper records (the most recent ones are still missing) I've been steadily adding data to it. Now up to about 270+ records.

 

It doesn't have canned manufacturer listings, but that's okay in my case since I have stuff that probably isn't listed in anyone's pre-defined database. It also supports user-supplied photographs and has allowances for such esoteric minutae as coupler, wheel and truck types, dimensions/weight and even loads.

 

As you might've guessed, it's not O-gauge specific, but I've been able to make it work. It's a small download (464k), and there are other features listed on the developer's page linked above.

 

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