SCARM Railroad Layout Designer

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    Here are the SCARM Railroad Blog posts for March and April.

    The next version of the program is on the the way, so check the SCARM website regularly :)

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    This is some really cool stuff your posting here. Thanks!!
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    Keep posting this stuff. People may not comment, but they are looking. I can see it in the stats of people who visit and aren't members. Some of those layouts are so excellent and doable. Thanks!! ;)
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    Thank you Zathros :)

    I will publish more projects in the following weeks and new improvements to SCARM software too ;)

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    This one is really cool - the new SCARM v. 0.9.34 is ready and published, coming with new and updated track libraries and also with a new extension:

    Model Trains Simulator

    Read more details about the new version here:

    SCARM Model Railroad Layout Designer 0.9.34 Released

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    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.

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    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. And like SCARM, this edition of the simulator is completely free :)

    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 for the simulator.

    The sim is opening a whole new world in SCARM universe and if some of the forum members are interested in that field, we can discuss various operating possibilities, the realism options, performing of the simulation sessions, etc, probably in a new, dedicated topic.

    Hope all you will like the new version of SCARM :)

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    I had no idea this worked on Android Tablets, that's great news, Thanks. :)
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    Yes, it can be played with SCARM on tablet device, but it still requires host PC with Windows to be installed first on it.

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    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:

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

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    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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    For those, who want to use the Model Train Simulator with narrow gauge track layouts: the current library with virtual rolling stock in the bundle is representing standard gauge prototypes and cannot be directly scaled to the narrow gauge model tracks. If you try that, you will get the "Gauge mismatch" stop message and nothing will happen.

    However, with a little trick, the tracks in the SCARM layout can be re-scaled without changing of the dimensions and geometry, so the virtual trains to be able to be placed and moved on a narrow gauge route. See how below:

    Playing with Narrow Gauge Track Layouts in Model Trains Simulator

    Re-scaling of the track route in the layout as shown in the blog post helps to test the track plan with the current Demo Start Set rolling stock library in MTS.

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