SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

mixy Feb 22, 2011

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    The new version SCARM 0.9.32 is ready and published, coming with new Flip and Rotate features and many new and updated track libraries. Read more details here:

    SCARM Model Railroad Layout Software 0.9.32 Released

    This version also fixes several annoying bugs that may appear in the older releases, so update is recommended :)

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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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    Are you ready for the new version of SCARM? Here is it :)

    SCARM v. 0.9.34 is ready and published, coming with new and updated track libraries and also with the first extension module - the brand new Model Trains Simulator.

    Read more details 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.

    The simulator opens a whole new world in SCARM universe and if some of you 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 for that topic.

    Hope you will like 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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    Thanks for the Tutorial. It's a nice feature I never used, but will start using.

    After trying out the parallel tutorial and feature, IMHO, it would be nice if it was possible to no have to close the Parallel start point window after each segment? This way I can just click on the next point and place it.
     
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    Unfortunately, that is not possible as the flex-track shaping will interfere with the window. But I will consider how to make the whole approach for the parallel tracks more simple.

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    I slightly feel stupid because after my post, I realized I can right click on the joint and select Parallel track joint.
     
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    The new SCARM v. 0.9.35 is ready and published! It comes with many new and updated track libraries, many bugfixes and more powerful Model Trains Simulator extension. See more about the new version here:

    SCARM Track Planning Software 0.9.35 Released

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    Together with the new release, a new part of the website is also launched - it is a database with Virtual Rolling Stock for use in the MTS PE extension.

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    Hope you will like all new stuff about SCARM ;)

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