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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #195 on: June 25, 2016, 05:56:47 pm »

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #196 on: July 15, 2016, 09:38:42 pm »
Here is explained How to Recover a Project File After Crash or Power Failure and to restore your SCARM track plan to the last autosave state. I hope you do not have to use that feature, but... just in case

And here are the SCARM model railroading blog posts for June.

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #197 on: July 17, 2016, 01:27:13 pm »
 :hellosign: Thanks for the latest info Mixy, like you say never say never
regards Derek.

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #198 on: August 05, 2016, 09:15:46 pm »
Thank you, Derek :)

Here are listed the SCARM Railroad Hobby Blog posts for July.

And don't miss the last QuickTip about how to perform Fast Selection of Sequential Tracks in 2D editing mode.

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #199 on: September 17, 2016, 07:51:50 am »
The new SCARM v. 0.9.34 is ready and published, coming with new and updated track libraries and also with a new extension - the brand new Model Trains Simulator.
Read more details here:

Model Railway Layout Designer SCARM 0.9.34 Released



The Starter Edition of the simulator is intended for simple 2D and 3D simulations of various operations on the track plans, designed in SCARM. It will show you how the model rolling stock can be operated on a real layout, before buying even a single track.



In this way, you can check the concept of your plan and to discover potential design issues before start the construction of a real layout. Or you can just play with your laptop on your virtual layout, when you are not at home. And last, but not least, this edition of the simulator is completely free, like SCARM itself :)

Please note: the simulator is not directly bundled into SCARM installer. If you want to test it, you must install the latest version of SCARM first and then to use "Extensions" > "Browse for Extensions" menu command in the program in order to download and install the required files.

Hope you will like the new version and the sim too ;)

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #200 on: September 23, 2016, 04:32:11 pm »
Here is the only one SCARM railway modelling blog post for August.

And something important - if someone is faced with the "Out of memory" error message in SCARM when editing very large and/or complex layout, here is how to cope with that: Cause and Solution for Out of Memory Error Message.

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #201 on: October 08, 2016, 09:02:49 am »
And here are the SCARM model trains blog posts for September.

See also the recently published gallery in the blog from one of the largest modular layout meetings in Europe:

35 Years Anniversary FREMO Meeting in Riesa, Germany

Overall meeting hall view:



The track plan, situated on more than 6000 m2 (64500 square feet):



That is designed probably in AutoCAD or other similar general purpose CAD software, not in SCARM. However, I am considering adding of features for creating of modular layouts also in SCARM for some of the next versions of the program :)

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #202 on: October 08, 2016, 03:17:17 pm »
Thanks Mixy.
That's a monster :goggleeyes:

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« Reply #203 on: October 09, 2016, 10:56:37 pm »
 :hellosign: Looks superb, many thanks for sharing Mixy
regards Derek.

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #204 on: October 10, 2016, 07:29:19 am »
Have used SCARM. Some aspects take a little getting used to but I regard it as brilliant software. Sections f track can be moved individually or as a block, and turned, rotated, a whole host of things.
I have just recently discovered how to allocate section of an existing plan to layers which can be hidden or viewed. Very useful if you want to work on one section without the confusion of seeing everything else.
One of the most difficult aspects is working with flexible track. Not the most intuitive, but persistence gets good results.
Tried one or two other apps which I found to be comparatively crude and "cludgy".
Thoroughly recommend SCARM notwithstanding the need for a bit of persistence. The answers are in the documentation if you look closely.
Note: What are we entitled to expect for free. SCARM is well beyond entitlement.

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #205 on: November 05, 2016, 04:53:45 pm »
.. I am considering adding of features for creating of modular layouts also in SCARM for some of the next versions of the program :)

Mixy

 :bounce: That would be great @Mixy! I dabbled with SCARM and several other programs many years ago, when I had no real layout ideas and very little stock. Now I'm ready to start planning a small rural station layout, which will (one day I hope) become part of a larger modular layout. And SCARM is my 'go to' solution.

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #206 on: November 25, 2016, 11:21:15 am »
I can't find the Peco asymetric 3 way point in the track library.
Can anyone help please?
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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #207 on: November 25, 2016, 12:24:04 pm »
if you meen peco part SL-E399F its in version 0.9.34,its the 16 bit of track from the top in the 55 library,at least it is on mine

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #208 on: November 25, 2016, 01:28:13 pm »
I can't find the Peco asymetric 3 way point in the track library.
Can anyone help please?

It is there, but the icon looks like a normal point, because the label with the number hides one of the legs. Search by the number and you will find it.

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Re: Free track planning Software
« Reply #209 on: November 25, 2016, 02:07:29 pm »
Thanks, Both.
Got it now :thumbsup:

 

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