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New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« on: October 31, 2013, 10:19:39 am »
Hello all :)

There is a new website for collect together model train track plans and layouts build in SCARM in all gauges and sizes (including N of course) – see it here:

SCARM – Model Train Layouts & Track Plans

Most of the content in the site is created by SCARM users and sent by e-mail. Some of the layouts are already presented in SCARM blog, but there are new projects and more will come soon. At the moment, I am editing and uploading all stuff, but in the near future I plan to add support for user registrations, so everybody to be able to create an account and to upload projects in the site.

Everybody can browse the projects one by one in the main page or to search and filter the track plans by several criteria, such as “scale”, “size”, “trackage” and so on. In example, the following link will show all railway layouts and plans in N scale, listed for now in the site. Every project has its own page, where it is presented with more pictures, described with many parameters (such as minimum radius, maximum grade, suitable traffic, etc.) and sometimes explained by me or by its author. All (or almost all) published layouts will have corresponding SCARM files ready to be downloaded from the links at bottom in the layout’s page. There is also an option for each project to be rated with rating stars from 1 to 5 – this is located below the description. Voting system works without registration, but is limited by only one vote per project from a visitor in order to make ratings relevant and correct.

The site is also optimized for smartphones and tables, so you can browse it almost anywhere and anytime. However, some pictures may not look very detailed on small phone screens, but in overall you can get a good impression even from 320×480 sized cell phones.

At the moment, there is no option for commenting below the layouts, but such feature may appear in the future. The site is now in beta state and needs to be used for some period in real environment to see how it performs, is it easy and useful, etc. So please, try it and comment here what do you think about it.

And if you have some cool SCARM layout or track plan that you want to share with others, just send your .scarm project file to me at with a coupe of rows that describing it ;)

I hope that you will like the site and will get many ideas from it even from plans in other scales, different than N :)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 02:44:20 pm »
Very interesting site, Mixy, and a great idea :thumbsup:

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 06:52:56 pm »
What a great addition to the world of SCARM Mixy, hope it continues to grow  :thumbsup:

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 06:56:13 pm »
Thankyou both for authoring a programme and secondly for the library of possibilities.

I am plundering with my own layout design at this moment in time so the library will be inspirational.

Regards, Peter.
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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 09:59:48 pm »
Thank you, guys :)

There are already more than 45 layouts and track plans in the site. See these that are in N here: N-scale Layouts & Track Plans.

And here are 3 top-viewed N gauge projects in the site:

US Urban Layout in N-scale



Ikea IVAR Shelftop Railway Layout in N Scale



A Full-Featured Layout Build With Kato N Unitrack Tracks



All these are designed in SCARM. Hope you will like them ;)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 10:57:59 am »
Many new layouts and track plans in N-scale were added to the database in the last two months. Here are just two of them:

Terminus Station Layout in N



Peco Setrack Station Plan in N scale



Hope that you may be inspired from some of these :)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 01:13:13 pm »
I rather like this one.

http://www.scarm.info/layouts/track_plans.php?ltp=14

It seems perfectly designed to fit on a plywood door. I would probably tweak it slightly so that the engine shed led off the turntable but otherwise it looks like a great layout.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 01:50:17 pm »
My favourite, too!  :drool:

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2014, 06:27:15 pm »
Yeah, that plan is very good :)

And the new addition to the database in N scale for April is:

Rosco's Dream Layout in N-scale



Hope you will like it too ;)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 04:47:26 pm »
See the last added N-gauge project in the site, which is also a Featured layout for May:

The Layout Room of John in N Scale





More nice pictures and the track plan of this project can be seen and downloaded from the link above :)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2014, 05:04:51 pm »
Several more N-gauge railway layouts and plans were added to the data base. See two of them below:

Nathan's Pass Railroad Layout in N Scale




Complex N-gauge Layout with Fleischmann Tracks




There are more than 20 N-scale projects in the site now - see all of them here: N gauge model railway layouts and plans

Hope you will like them :)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2014, 05:13:16 pm »
Several more N-gauge railway layouts and plans were added to the data base. See two of them below:

Nathan's Pass Railroad Layout in N Scale




This is the one that inspired my plans for my layout I am building however I would have loved to have been able to download the track plan for the below one and modify it a bit

100x186cm N-scale Track Plan
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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2014, 04:19:26 pm »
This is the one that inspired my plans for my layout I am building however I would have loved to have been able to download the track plan for the below one and modify it a bit

100x186cm N-scale Track Plan


Yes, that plan is also very good. I saw it in one Spanish forum, but there were no project file included - only pictures. You will need to recreate it form scratch or by use the picture of the plan as Background image in SCARM.

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 08:53:04 am »
Interesting new track plan - SCARM design with KATO viaducts, posted two days ago in the blog:

KATO N-scale Layout Design with Viaducts



Check the article to see the track plan and the pics from the layout, assembled with real tracks ;)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans, created in SCARM
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2015, 05:41:38 pm »
Thanks for the up-date Mixy

 

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