RTS 7.0 Is it really accurate ?!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by JDC916, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. JDC916

    JDC916 New Member

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    No matter what I do, I can't get this silly tool to complete a layout so that the ends meet !
    Even a simple oval doesnt match up !

    Is this tool really accurate ?
  2. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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    RTS 7.0 comes with a tutorial. Did you try that? That's what helped me.
    P. S. I dumped that program and started using XTRK CAD. In my opinion, it's a lot better program, but harder to learn.


    Loren
  3. JDC916

    JDC916 New Member

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    Yep read that but it doesnt really address my issue. I'll get the layout all layed out and have maybe a .1" gap where you would think the track should meet up.
  4. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    I know what you're saying, JD, but in actuality that gap is absorbed by tolerance and "wiggle room" when you actually lay track. You need to allow a few gaps for expansion anyhow!
  5. stuart_canada

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    wehn you lay your track in real you will have some play room left and can always cut a small piece to make it fit or cut some off to make it fit.
    nothing planned comes out 100 percent as planned
  6. JDC916

    JDC916 New Member

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    OK thanks all !
  7. Mrplow123

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    I designed my entire new layout using RTS7, and it came out ok. I just wasn't happy with the compromises I had to make to get everything to fit. The entire time I was building it, I just kept feeling like a hell of alot more track should fit into the area I was working in. I tried Xtrkcad a few times, but I just could not get it to work right. Xtrkcad is a pain to learn, but once you do, it is way more accurate. So I started playing with Xtrkcad again, and started trying to duplicate what i did in RTS7. I was very suprised to find that I was able to use larger radius turn in the same area, and I was able to get more track in places, that before I thought would have made it too crowded.

    So in other words, play with Xtrkcad, and learn it. Use it to build your new layout. Plus you can test run your trains to see how your design will work.
  8. Spawn of Chaos

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    I managed to get a complete loop in RightTrack by using nothing but FlexTrack and turnouts...lol?
  9. bspun2

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    I found that it dont have all the track options I needed
  10. COMBAT

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    I used it and I have to tell ya, so far so good. The program has been right on!
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  11. Spawn of Chaos

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  12. COMBAT

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    Yeah, its under construction ........ :)
  13. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

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    yeah, as has probably been said a million times, the RTS 7 is pretty much dead on accurate ( although i still think the 1/3 18R tracks are not right) but in reality you can move the tracks alittle.

    i'm not sure i'd want to do that either. i feel like everywhere there is a kink like that leads to some issues.
  14. COMBAT

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    Nothing is perfect. If you look close there is improvement for everything!

    Thats the way it is. :)