I'd like to use a lot of K-Line track in my next layout.  I'd like to use their white Super "K" track on one side in a wintry scene while transitioning over to their SuperSnap track on the other non-wintry side.  Is anyone aware of any track planning software that will allow me to use both in the same program?  I'd prefer free software for obvious reasons.  However f there isn't any free software that does what I want, then I'd be willing to pay for software that does.

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Tony_V posted:

I use RR Track.  It's not free.  It has K-Line SuperSnap as a choice but not Super K.  But isn't Super K the same dimensions as Lionel Super-O?

Tony

I don't know if Super "K" was ever made with 36" diameter curves like Super "O".  The Super "K" curves I've got are 42" diameter.

I know very little about the Super K or Super O track systems, but RR-Track has 042 curves in the K Line Super Snap track library. Also, FWIW, it has quite a few other curve sizes, 030 (22.5 & 45 Deg), 042 (15 & 30 deg) and 054, 063, 072, 081, 096 & 0120 all 22.5 deg only. You might take a look at their website and see what you think, look around carefully at the base packages and track and accessory libraries.

The bad part about RR-Track is there is no trial version and not all track libraries are included. They have different packages, but as I recall, I don't think any one package includes ALL the track libraries. They have accessory libraries too, but it can get pricey if you start adding a bunch of libraries to your original package. 

I bought it several years ago and have added quite a few libraries over time so hey are in to me for quite a bit. But, they probably have the most complete set of track and accessory libraries and pre-made sample track plans using a few different track systems like Fastrack, Atlas O, etc.. The track plans are also additional cost. I think they are grouped by track type as I recall.

There is also a learning curve if you want to use all of it's features. I have seen some pretty impressive plans, drawn by others here, using the full set of it's features.

Thay have 031 and 072 turnouts and 60 and 90 deg crossings. I don't see 042 switches in the K line track library. It has 036 switches in the Super O library, if that fits in anywhere in all this? Those are the only libraries I have that come close to matching K Line or super snap in their names.

But, I am not sure I have all their track libraries, there may be more that I don't have which could contain the things you are looking for? I am pretty sure they list the track pieces included in the libraries somewhere on their website.

K-Line's Super K and Supersnap are virtually identical with the exception of the added connector piece on the Snap (it can be removed to mate with Super K and Lionel's tubular track & switches).  Don't confuse these with Super O, which is Lionel's postwar offering and has a very different way of connecting sections to each other.  The tightest curves for Super K track are 031 and 042 radii.

IMO a great product, a shame it's not produced anymore.  Mates beautifully with Lionel 022 switches and operating tracks.  There is a company named "O-Line Reproductions" that makes SuperSnap switches and crossovers; you can find them on ebay.

I did a bit of digging, and I was able to compile a list of track components K-Line produced.  Hopefully one of the track planning software companies incorporate a library containing most or all of them.  Here is what I found:

StyleItem NumberDescriptionFeaturesGauge
Traditional O27K-0201027" Diameter Curve (08 per circle), Carded (4)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-0202027" Diameter Curve (08 per circle)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-0204027" Diameter 1/2 Curve (16 per circle)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-0212042" Diameter Curve (12 per circle)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-0222054" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-0226072" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-023109" Straight Track, Carded (4)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-023209" Straight TrackBrown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-023309" Straight Track (Insulated)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-02344.5" 1/2 Straight TrackBrown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-023509" Straight Track (Remote Uncoupling Section)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-025218" Straight Track (Double)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-025318" Straight Track (Double), Carded (2)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-025636" Straight Track (Extra Long)Brown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-026190 Degree CrossoverBrown TiesO27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-0263027" Diameter Curve Left Hand Manual Switch O27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-0264027" Diameter Curve Right Hand Manual Switch O27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-0265027" Diameter Curve Left Hand Remote Switch O27 Tubular
Traditional O27K-0266027" Diameter Curve Right Hand Remote Switch O27 Tubular
Super KK-0273042" Diameter Curve Left Hand Manual Switch O27 Tubular
Super KK-0274042" Diameter Curve Right Hand Manual Switch O27 Tubular
Super KK-0275042" Diameter Curve Left Hand Remote Switch O27 Tubular
Super KK-0276042" Diameter Curve Right Hand Remote Switch O27 Tubular
Traditional OK-0302031" Diameter Curve (08 per circle)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-0304031" Diameter 1/2 Curve (16 per circle)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-0312042" Diameter Curve (12 per circle)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-0318054" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-0319063" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-0320081" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-0322072" Diameter 1/2 Curve (16 per circle)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-0323096" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-0324120" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-033210" Straight TrackBlack TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-033310" Straight Track (Insulated)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-033405" 1/2 Straight TrackBlack TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-033510" Straight Track (Remote Uncoupling Section)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-034214 3/8" Straight Track (O-72)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-035240" Straight Track (Extra Long)Black TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-036190 Degree CrossoverBlack TiesO Tubular
Traditional OK-0361W90 Degree CrossoverWhite TiesO Tubular
Super KK-0373042" Diameter Curve Left Hand Manual Switch O Tubular
Super KK-0374042" Diameter Curve Right Hand Manual Switch O Tubular
Super KK-0375042" Diameter Curve Left Hand Remote Switch O Tubular
Super KK-0376042" Diameter Curve Right Hand Remote Switch O Tubular
Super KK-0516042" Diameter Curve (12 per circle) O Tubular
Super KK-0517042" Diameter 1/2 Curve (24 per circle) O Tubular
Super KK-053509" Straight Track (Remote Uncoupling Section) O Tubular
Super KK-053609" Straight Track O Tubular
Super KK-053704" 1/2 Straight Track O Tubular
Super KK-053809" Straight Track (Power) O Tubular
Super KK-0606031" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0607031" Diameter 1/2 Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0616042" Diameter Curve (12 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0616W042" Diameter Curve (12 per circle)White TiesO Tubular
Super KK-0617042" Diameter 1/2 Curve (24 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0618054" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0619063" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0620081" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0622072" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0623096" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0624120" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-063510" Straight Track (Remote Uncoupling Section)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-063610" Straight TrackShadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0636W10" Straight TrackWhite TiesO Tubular
Super KK-063705" 1/2 Straight TrackShadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-063810" Straight Track (Power)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-0638W10" Straight Track (Power)White TiesO Tubular
Super KK-065240" Straight Track (Extra Long)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-065960 Degree CrossoverShadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-066090 Degree CrossoverShadow RailO Tubular
 K-0690The Protector Lighted Lockon  
Super KK0695Lighted Bumper On TrackShadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-069810" Straight Track (Terminal)Shadow RailO Tubular
Super KK-069910" Straight Track (Terminal w/Surge Protection)Shadow RailO Tubular
SuperSnapK-0705031" Diameter Curve (08 per circle), Carded (4)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0706031" Diameter Curve (08 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0707031" Diameter 1/2 Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0716042" Diameter Curve (12 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0717042" Diameter 1/2 Curve (12 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0718054" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0719063" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0720081" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0722072" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0723096" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0724120" Diameter Curve (16 per circle)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-073010" Straight Track, Carded (4)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-07313.5" Straight TrackShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-073204" Straight TrackShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-073510" Straight Track (Remote Uncoupling Section)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-073610" Straight TrackShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-073710" 1/2 Straight TrackShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0739SuperSnap O Gauge Conversion Half Straight (2)Shadow RailBoth
SuperSnapK-075120" Straight TrackShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-075240" Straight TrackShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-075960 Degree CrossoverShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-076090 Degree CrossoverShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0763031" Diameter Curve Left Hand Remote SwitchShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0764031" Diameter Curve Right Hand Remote SwitchShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0775072" Diameter Curve Left Hand Remote SwitchShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-0776072" Diameter Curve Right Hand Remote SwitchShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK0795Lighted Bumper On TrackShadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-079810" Straight Track (Terminal)Shadow RailSuperSnap
SuperSnapK-079910" Straight Track (Terminal w/Surge Protection)Shadow RailSuperSnap

 

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