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The time for a track plan has come.
The Wrap
Joined: Jan 5, 2012
Topics: 4   Replies: 3
posted on Jan 13, 2012 08:55 PM:
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The table framing question were addressed, and I found I was looking to deep into framing. Taking some advice I read some books, and a magazine or, and the final drawing looks sturdy. When it is complete the pictures will be posted. Using some framing basics and an extra level of protection my table should be able to hold four full size adults.

Enough about that, I began planning the track plan and found two freeware programs. A lot of people talk of Atlas Right Track software, and it was okay. The second program , the one I'll be using, is SCARM (Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeler) it has a few things that are a pain, but love the easy 3D view. A downside to it is that it only has Lionel O, O27, & Fastrack listed for Lionel O gauge, but does have over 15 other rail manufactures. I'd recommend looking into it.

If anyone has any track plan ideas I would love to hear from you. I am heading towards a simple plan of two ovals, a second level with two reversing loops and a trolley line. The idea of a O27 figure eight inside the inner loop is a thought, but may not want to mix fastrack and tubular on the same level.

Well of to the fun part of track planning, this is the part I've been looking forward to.

Take care,
 
bialecki
Joined: Dec 6, 2010
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posted on Jan 24, 2012 01:12 PM:
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Tried the download, very intuitive, the library that was downloaded was Atlas 3 rail track, it appears there is other track available in different gauges as well.

http://www.scarm.info/index_en.html#faq18

 



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