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Appearance of rrt layouts on screen

AbuelO_gauge ·
I've been following a layout thread here and when I load the file it appears quite differently from other of my own layout files in the same RR-Track software. See photos.  Is there a setting I'm missing to go from one appearance to the...
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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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Any thoughts/experiences re: Evan Designs cardstock & building accessories software??

ogaugeguy ·
Anyone familiar with or have experience using Evan Designs' Model Train software? They claim their Model Builder can create cardstock buildings that are scaleable and customizable. Their Advertiser, Brickyard, Grafitti, Window Designer, Stained Glass...
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Re: Legacy Software Update Needed

gunrunnerjohn ·
You have to send that one back to Lionel, it needs a loader update that you can't do in the field.
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bigdodgetrain ·
unless your unit has a silver dot. https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/t...0-no-silver-dot-help
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Keith6700 ·
How do I determine if it has a silver dot and what does that indicate?
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cjack ·
It's in the battery compt and it indicates the mod is done but I would think it would also have a later version
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gunrunnerjohn ·
I doubt it's done as I'm pretty sure they upgraded them to at least 1.2 when they did the mod and the silver dot. Here's all you need to know about getting it updated. https://www.lionelsupport.com/LegacyBaseReturn/
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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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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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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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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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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: SCARM track planning software - Hello from the author

SeattleSUP ·
I used it for planning my 5'x10' FasTrack layout. The biggest issue I came across with FasTrack is that SCARM doesn't model the actual width of the roadbed (3 3/8"/8.5cm) but rather just the rails (1 1/2"/3.8cm). The plastic roadbed on FasTrack sticks out quite a bit. If you're trying to place FasTrack in a narrow area, near the edge of a layout or trying to figure out placement of buildings and accessories you need to know the full width of the track. I had to adjust my layout a bit once I...
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AlanRail ·
RR-Track is my most preferred track planner but it lacks an essential feature that I dont see in your program either; that is train interferences. It is one thing to set up tracks that are close together, but spacing is important so that there are no or minimal train interference.
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Mixy ·
OK, I will write a note in my to-do list about adding of roadbed drawing capabilities and also checks for loading gauge to be implemented in the future versions of SCARM
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Moonman ·
Originally Posted by AlanRail: RR-Track is my most preferred track planner but it lacks an essential feature that I dont see in your program either; that is train interferences. It is one thing to set up tracks that are close together, but spacing is important so that there are no or minimal train interference. Once you know your track dimensions and the spacing that you require, you use the Toolbox (Select tools=>Toolbox=>Startpoint) and set your start point(s) on the X and Y axis of...
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Moonman ·
Originally Posted by Moonman: Originally Posted by AlanRail: RR-Track is my most preferred track planner but it lacks an essential feature that I dont see in your program either; that is train interferences. It is one thing to set up tracks that are close together, but spacing is important so that there are no or minimal train interference. Once you know your track dimensions and the spacing that you require, you use the Toolbox (Select tools=>Toolbox=>Startpoint) and set your start...
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cooperthebeagle ·
Mixy: I will be happy to measure the MTH Real Trax . Contact me through my e-mail in my profile and we can go from there. Since MTH has not provided me my software from 367 days ago when I joined the their club, and still has it no were ready to issue, I am punting and will go with using your software. Putting factual info in your program about RealTrax is no way any violation of anything. You are not using their software or compromising some proprietary secret. As a matter of fact they out...
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Mixy ·
After a short delay, the new SCARM v. 0.9.23 is now ready and published. Download it from www.scarm.info It comes with several new features, many updated libraries, some bugfixes and improved functionality. The most important new features are Background image , the Ballast roadbed in 2D and Track Heights numeric input . See about the new features and more about this update in the SCARM Blog post SCARM v. 0.9.23 Released . I hope that you will like the new version of SCARM and also hope that...
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John D. ·
Looking forward to using the new release, Mixy! We've had a few people register on SCARMHiRailers.com, but no new submissions yet :-(
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Mixy ·
Here is the list with blog posts for November: www.scarm.info/blog/2013/11 . Don’t miss the SCARM video tutorial series for beginners, even if you’re already an experienced SCARM user Mixy
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Steve C ·
I saw the SCARM thread earlier but at the time it did not have the MTH RealTrax library available so I didn't follow it too closely. But now I see that there is a preliminary RealTrax library available. I have built a Lionel FasTrack layout with SCARM and compared it to the one I built in xtrkcad and they were equal. I am running SCARM on Linux under WINE and so far it is working well. I would like to compare a RealTrax layout to ones I have built in xtrkcad and RR-Track Lite but the SCARM...
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PRR1950 ·
Steve C, To my knowledge, there has been no change to the status of RealTrax pieces in that library file. The SCARM developer, Mixy, has no access to the real track, so he needs specific dimensions from the real track piece (from some owner) to put into the program. I just noted that someone named Jeff apparently gave him some dimensions for the O31 and O42 switches in a blog response, but I don't know if that contains all he needs for successful data input. Further, before this library is...
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Moonman ·
Steve C, If you have tracks missing from the library, you would be a big help to the MTH Real trax community by emailing Milen (aka Mixy). He will provide you with the measurements he needs to add the track pieces. SCARM Blog Article Here is the current MTH link http://www.scarm.info/blog/wp-...2013/10/MTH-O-RT.zip
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Steve C ·
The physical track that I have is comprised of the straight sections and 031 and 042 curves and 0312 switches. There is an xtrkcad library available at http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/gr.../XTrkCad/files/Barry I originally thought that the dimensions in that file were suspect but as it turns out, they are not. I thought that curves were measured at the center of the track but that is not the case. Each manufacturer is a bit different. Below is the list of pieces (from xtrkcad) that I have but I...
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Moonman ·
Steve C., I checked the current library and it appears that the 031 L & R switches and the lighted bumper are not there. email Milen at scarm@scarm.info and ask for the dimensions required.
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Steve C ·
Done. Also, here is the link to the xtrkcad library definitions documentation: http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/FileFormats Steve
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pro hobby ·
"How To" Tutorials using SCARM have been posted on the Forum. These tutorials are specific to RailKing RealTrax sectional track segments but contain valuable hints and techniques for constructing a layout diagram using other track types. Check these postings by Pro Hobby
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Mixy ·
OK, we have a good progress with MTH RealTrax library for SCARM , thanks to Steve and Jefrey Today, I updated the preliminary library file in the blog and now it should have all tracks and turnouts. I also corrected the radii of O-31 and O-42 curves, as the old values was slightly larger. I used the new Background Image feature in SCARM to check the library against several track plans found with Google and they all fit in SCARM without problems. However, a real tests (with real tracks) are...
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Dave_R ·
Feature Request: Action: When the SCARM user double-clicks on a track piece Result: SCARM will execute the "Move" method, so the user can move the piece without further pull-down menu selections. It appears to me that the double-click event isn't implemented, but if someone disagrees with my assertion that "Move" is the appropriate method (action), then that could be something chosen by the user inside of "Tools", "Settings". There is software precedence in numerous graphical editing...
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Mark Boyce ·
I just happened on this thread today and found it very interesting. I intend to download SCARM soon and give it a try. I have been in HO forever it seems, but have developed enough interest in O-Gauge 3-rail to move to that. I am still learning about O-Gauge track and feel like the hobby has been rejuvenated for me. Maybe I'm entering my second childhood. Thank you Mixy and all those who have made suggestions and any coding help.
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John D. ·
I'm pretty sure the double-click selects the entire section. So, if you have three pieces off to the side, double-click one of them selects all three so you can move all three or change elevation, or whatever. Also, grabs an entire selection if you color-code a section. That's what it does for me, anyway.
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DoubleDAZ ·
A single click and left button could simply move the selected piece without the need for the ctrl key. AFAIK, the single click and left button don't do anything now. A single click and right button would still being up the menu of actions.
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Mixy ·
Originally Posted by DoubleDAZ: A single click and left button could simply move the selected piece without the need for the ctrl key. I will consider this, as double-click is already in use. Mixy
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