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Albany Train Show

Vintage Trains ·
Albany Train Show on Saturday, March 14th at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Extension, Albany, NY. Layouts, FREE parking, Good food. Interactive trains for children. Over 100 vendor tables. A good day of fun for everyone. Mark your...
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Best Free Track Planning Software

Austin G. ·
I want to get a track planning software to help design my new layout.  I dont really want to buy a software because I'd use it so little so I was wondering what you guys think is the best free software? Also i'd like to use Atlas O track.Thanks
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Free Trees From The Hedge...Maybe

baggetta ·
Well I was out trimming the yew hedges in my yard when one piece fell off that looked a bit like a miniature tree.  So I thought it might look good on my Tombstone layout.  I'm pretty sure the "tree" would eventually dry up and look...
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FREE Pre-War O guage parts/trains/miscellaneous

Sue M. ·
My late husband took great joy in collecting tinplate. He also refurbished and restored. I have a LOT of parts, tracks, cars in need of finishing, stamps, etc. All of these are no good to anyone who doesn't know how to use them or, in fact, doesn't care about tinplate and beautiful, old toys! I have tried to sell some of the original and the restored pieces, but the market is ridiculous and I just can't let them go. However, ALL the items and boxes of accessories, tiny parts, etc. I am...
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Huge Summer Discount Sale at Aaron's City Trains + FREE SHIPPING

Aaron's City Trains ·
We've never done this before but we thought we would give it a try.  Starting today through July 4th we are offering an ADDITIONAL 10% OFF all web purchases when you use the Promo Code: summer That's an additional 10% off of everything in...
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LAST DAY to $ave on DOT's LED lamps

CUSTOM "O" DECALS ·
LAST DAY TO $AVE        This is the last day to save on your purchase of two (2) pair of our DOT's LED marker lamps.       Just go to our web site page at http://www.lbrenterprisesllc.com/Page09.html      Regular price is $5.50 per pair. Until midnight tonight you can purchase a pair of RED and a pair of GREEN DOT's LED marker lights for only $8.50 by using the special offer at our site. You can  save $2.50 on this two (2) pair...
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LAST DAY TO $save

CUSTOM "O" DECALS ·
LAST DAY TO $AVE        This is the last day to save on your purchase of two (2) pair of our DOT's LED marker lamps.       Just go to our web site page at http://www.lbrenterprisesllc.com/Page09.html      Regular price is $5.50 per pair. Until midnight tonight you can purchase a pair of RED and a pair of GREEN DOT's LED marker lights for only $8.50 by using the special offer at our site. You can  save $2.50 on this two (2) pair...
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Re: Best Free Track Planning Software

Austin G. ·
thanks everyone for commenting i'm using SCRAM as of right now, i'm still thinking abouting buying the full version of anyrail though.
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Ralph ·
I guess the author provides better support now. he is up to verion 11. here is the link for the free trial. costs $78 after that trial. http://www.rocketdownload.com/...--span-software.html Guess I was lucky to get v10 free!!
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colorado hirailer ·
Atlas has a free, downloadable program that I used to design my track plan....worked great for that, but, doesn't build the benchwork, so no progress made there. It prints turntables, various radii of curves as you want, and even lists Atlas item numbers and their then current prices...I am thinking of going with Scaletrax, but still using this plan.
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colorado hirailer ·
I couldn't find this program in my list,when responding above, but did, and it's called RTS 8.0 Freeware (Right Track). I laid out building locations on it, etc. I'd think a search under "Atlas" or the above title would make it available to download.
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Re: Best Free Track Planning Software

Gandalf97 ·
Originally Posted by Austin G.: I want to get a track planning software to help design my new layout. I dont really want to buy a software because I'd use it so little so I was wondering what you guys think is the best free software? Also i'd like to use Atlas O track. Thanks It sort of depends what track you're using. The Atlas product mentioned above works well with Atlas track and the one that comes "free" as a member of the MTH Railroader club works great for MTH products and RealTrax. I...
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chinatrain99 ·
i use anyrail. it's free and allows multiple different track brands and different scales. catch is, it will only let you put together 50 pieces on the freebie.
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Gandalf97 ·
Originally Posted by chinatrain99: i use anyrail. it's free and allows multiple different track brands and different scales. catch is, it will only let you put together 50 pieces on the freebie. What I have found is that the free versions of things almost always come with a catch. Anyrail and the free version of RR-Track are prime examples. Either there is a limit on number of pieces of track or it doesn't have the libraries you want or the learning curve is incredibly steep or or or...
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Re: Best Free Track Planning Software

Fec fan ·
Anyrail is a good program. The 50 piece limitation can be worked around-- Just save the first part, then start another part with a new name. If you need more parts,just keep doing it in 50 piece chunks . As to the Atlas O Right Track freeware, it is no longer available. The link is still on the website, but it goes to a page that states "Atlas is no longer providing layout software at this time". guess Gunther wanted more money-- If you want the "atlas" product, google "winrail" I use...
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Ace ·
Originally Posted by Fec fan: Anyrail is a good program. The 50 piece limitation can be worked around-- I agree. AnyRail free version is fine for smaller layouts and I have ways to stretch the 50-piece limit. AnyRail includes libraries for Atlas track 2-rail, 3-rail and 'industrial' versions.
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Ralph ·
The Atlas FreewareI will work fine for what you want to do. It is at version 10 now and that is the one to use. Be aware, the help file is pitiful and it is intuitive but has a steep learning curve like all software of this type. Emails to the authors in Europe do get answered. Depending on how big the layout will be it will use a lot of memory on your PC so when you use it probably nothing else will have room to run. Printing is not obvious but you can get a good hard copy picture to work...
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Austin G. ·
i loooked into the atlas one but Fec fan and coloradohiraile are right they dont have it anymore
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NumberOne ·
I used the free version of AnyRail for years but I bought the full version a few months ago and never regretted it. It's under 60 bucks or look at it this way, a few pieces of track or maybe a switch... -Mark
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Re: Best Free Track Planning Software

Marty R ·
I know you asked about freeware, but I've been using RR Track (now v5) since 2008. It has saved me more than the price in track. If I had started actually USING it, before I bought a ton of track on ebay, I'd have saved even more. Compare the price to the price of 10 or 20 track sections.... Your call
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swise ·
Here is another freebie: http://www.scarm.info/index_en.html
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SeattleSUP ·
I'll second SCARM. I used it for my FasTrack layout. It includes libraries for a wide range of track including 3 O gauge Atlas sets.
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Mark440 ·
I himmed and hawed about spending the bucks for RRTrack. I have to say it has some pretty nice features and for the most part runs without constant blow-ups. Very stable. The learning curve isn't too bad either. That said, I would like to see a bit more 'conformity' to some of the Windows standards for pop-up menus, better alignment to standard "drawing" programs, and customizable tool ribbon(s) for track pieces. Is it worth the money? I have to say absolutely "Yes!". I think future...
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swise ·
Originally Posted by Mark440: I himmed and hawed about spending the bucks for RRTrack. I have to say it has some pretty nice features and for the most part runs without constant blow-ups. Very stable. The learning curve isn't too bad either. That said, I would like to see a bit more 'conformity' to some of the Windows standards for pop-up menus, better alignment to standard "drawing" programs, and customizable tool ribbon(s) for track pieces. Is it worth the money? I have to say absolutely...
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ChessieFan72 ·
A quick note on SCARM and AtlasO 3R track. I have been using SCARM for a week and for the most part I like it. Once you learn how to use the software, it becomes easier to use. There are three areas I am concerned with. First, SCARM uses the long O-54 turnouts. Something to consider if you have the short version and do not use the included 4.5" piece included with the turnout. Next, AtlasO bridges are not included in the available track library. To draw a bridge, you highlight the section of...
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Re: Best Free Track Planning Software

Mark440 ·
Originally Posted by swise: Originally Posted by Mark440: I himmed and hawed about spending the bucks for RRTrack. I have to say it has some pretty nice features and for the most part runs without constant blow-ups. Very stable. The learning curve isn't too bad either. That said, I would like to see a bit more 'conformity' to some of the Windows standards for pop-up menus, better alignment to standard "drawing" programs, and customizable tool ribbon(s) for track pieces. Is it worth the...
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Hudson J1e ·
Thanks for the info. I didn't know there were any free programs out there for model trains.
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Re: Free Trees From The Hedge...Maybe

Dan's Trains ·
Nice!
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Re: Free Trees From The Hedge...Maybe

L.I.TRAIN ·
Al I have used many clippings from my yard mostly Astilbe and Sedum both of which make great trees. One thing to consider is to let the natural material dry out, up to six months. Just keep an eye on that piece for rot as you basically sealed a fresh tree under all the paint. BTW the clipping you showed did have a nice shape to it. Steve
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texastrain ·
Another type I have used, and works fine, are clippings from Cedar bushes. And, some other type clippings that can be used for clean, straight poles of all type, are Crape Myrtel. I have used these for poles in many ways, are scale for the size and stain very well.
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Spence ·
Very nice.
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mwb ·
In my area of expertise, if at first you do succeed, you take all the credit you can get, publish it at least twice, and file a patent or 3, and tell the world you knew it would work from day 1. Another reason to retire...........
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Re: Free Trees From The Hedge...Maybe

mwb ·
Last I went out and trimmed the hedge I found a yellow-jacket nest the hard way...... Last year it was white faced paper hornets.....
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AGHRMatt ·
Hair spray (the cheap stuff) also works. These have been on the layout for years. They were cuttings from when a member's neighbor trimmed a bush next to her house. A little hair spray and a little ground foam and "instant tree". The spray seals them up and they dry in a preserved state. A great project for kids, by the way just don't do it in a confined space because of the fumes..
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RichO ·
Originally Posted by mwb: Last I went out and trimmed the hedge I found a yellow-jacket nest the hard way...... Last year it was white faced paper hornets..... How did you use those on your layout? Ha
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mwb ·
Originally Posted by RichO: Originally Posted by mwb: Last I went out and trimmed the hedge I found a yellow-jacket nest the hard way...... Last year it was white faced paper hornets..... How did you use those on your layout? Ha Painfully...........
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RichO ·
Ha! If you wan to add bees to your layout here's a fun way. Old cell phones and vibrating tooth brushes have tiny motors with an off center fly wheel on the shaft. Experiment putting this on different plastic containers and you'll get a good and painless buzz. Originally Posted by mwb: Originally Posted by RichO: Originally Posted by mwb: Last I went out and trimmed the hedge I found a yellow-jacket nest the hard way...... Last year it was white faced paper hornets..... How did you use those...
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TrainsRMe ·
Yep, good job Al. They fit right in with your scenery locale IMHO.
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baggetta ·
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll have to look around my yard with a new eye.
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Walthers 5 star Service Brand New Kit FREE SHIPPING

Sam ·
Hard to find this kit these days. All parts are there,  Great kit to customize.  Has 2 styles of gas pumps for different eras. Free shipping. $40 all forms of payment are ok. T hanks Sam
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Lionel Ac 6000 w/ Caboose and Lionel "I Love Series" I Love United States of America SD-60

Dan's Trains ·
What's up everybody. Online, I just bought an AC 6000 CSX Heritage "Clinchfield" diesel, the matching caboose and  the I Love USA SD 60. In the near future, I may auction off the AC 6000 and the caboose. Though, I'd be kinda bummed about...
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Plans for My Future Layout

Dan's Trains ·
What's up everybody, my latest episode of my Layout Series is uploaded on youtube. In this episode, I talk about my plans for my future three-rail O scale layout. My channel is at  https://www.youtube.com/channe...4ivkEenZvSWXHOZpQWdg . This...
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Re: Huge Summer Discount Sale at Aaron's City Trains + FREE SHIPPING

Ed2023 ·
Thank you Aaron for your sale. I picked up the Pennsy GG1 blow out at an even better price with free shipping. I look forward to it arriving Tuesday afternoon. Ed G
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Re: Huge Summer Discount Sale at Aaron's City Trains + FREE SHIPPING

Bessemer643 ·
Crap!! Missed it. See what having three daughters playing tournament softball will do to a fella!!! Oh well. Kurt
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Re: Huge Summer Discount Sale at Aaron's City Trains + FREE SHIPPING

Aaron's City Trains ·
Just a reminder to all you O Gauge lovers that today and tomorrow are the last two days to take advantage of everything in our store being an ADDITIONAL 10% off of our already discounted prices . You can combine this promo with our always FREE SHIPPING offer for any sale over $150. The promo code is: summer You must enter the promo code at checkout to get the additional discount and select FREE SHIPPING As your shipping choice. Pease take advantage of this as we rarely do these types of...
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jonnyspeed ·
I was going to stop by recently, but your store is only open 10 hours, two days a week right now. I have to admit that that really bothers me. Sorry, but I'm not going to go out of my way to patronize your store when Stockyard Express is open everyday. I have tried to spread my purchases between your store, Stockyard, and Mercer Jct. but if you are going to run a mostly web based business then you will be competing on price alone. There is no value add if I can't get in the store.
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