Good news, Mixy!
People of my age don´t tan, they simply rust!
Check the recently published post in the blog about Various Tanks & Water Towers in HO Scale and use these in your own layouts.And the SCARM Railroad Modeling Blog post for February is about possible Discrepancy Between Elements on the Layout and the Parts List - check it to see what are the most common causes for that.Mixy
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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 ReleasedHope you will like it!Mixy
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 :)Mixy
For those of you who want to play with SCARM track planning software on a mobile device, this may be of help:Using SCARM on iPad and Android TabletsMixy
The new SCARM v. 0.9.33 is ready and published, coming with several new features and updated track libraries. Read more details here:SCARM Model Railroad Track Planning Software 0.9.33 ReleasedHope you will like it :)Mixy
And here are the SCARM railroad modeler blog posts for May.Mixy
I used SCARM to design my proposed N scale switching layout, which is the subject of another thread. The program is great. However, the only thing I have noticed is that sometimes it can get frustrating to line up track. In other words, getting the track to connect to another track section as the arrows go from green to red etc sometimes you end up wiht no connnection. It is not a big deal because if you use flex track you cut the track to fit. Just my 2 cents.
Bear "It's all about having fun."
I really enjoy working with SCARM and there are hardly any functions I miss, but, as there is always room for improvement, here are 2 suggestions for future changes:
Here is my latest creation:
Hi all :)
Thanks for the feedback - I am writing down some notes to my To-do list for the next updates and will consider your suggestions for improvements and new features.
@Ulrich: You can use the Toolbox for laying of flex tracks with predefined radius and angle.
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.Mixy
Here are listed the SCARM Railroad Hobby Blog posts for July.Don't miss the last QuickTip about how to perform Fast Selection of Sequential Tracks in 2D editing mode.Mixy
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 Railroad Layout Designer SCARM 0.9.34 ReleasedThe 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. And like SCARM, this edition of the simulator is completely free :)Mixy
Here is the only one SCARM railroad modeling 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.Mixy
Any chance you could add in the Peco code 100 curved turnouts that were used in the Virginian layout construction?
Peco OO C100 library in SCARM already contains several curved turnouts. Let me know which are the part numbers for these that you are missing and I will check then.
Yes! It was in there! I completey forgot about looking in the OO scale library. Thank you!
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, GermanyOverall 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 :)Mixy
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 SimulatorRe-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.Mixy
Here are the SCARM model railroad blog posts for October.For those of you, who plan in O scale, check the post and solution about the Potential Problems With Lionel O FasTrack O31 switches (SOLVED).Mixy
And here are the SCARM train layout blog posts for November.Note the QuickTip about Fixing SCARM with Missing Window on Startup in case that you observed such issue:Mixy
Here is the only SCARM modeling blog post for December. It is about two nice virtual structures in N scale that you can download and use in your SCARM track plans.And the most recent post from the last week in the blog is showing one nice short video about the FREMO idea and the organization of modular layout meetings:FREMO Organization And Modular Meetings Introductory VideoHope you will like it :)Mixy
Got a question for the forum - i recently ran into an issue with the program where it wouldn't let me open it without updating (still in beta?) even after updating the day before. The site now takes me to a google add lead for a driver update site that does nothing for scarm. so i did the natural thing and uninstalled it with the expectation to reinstall it and now i am s-o-l in terms of planning software.
where is the original file for install that doesn't scan my computer in an attempt to get me to click on something to update my drivers on a daily basis?
The main download link for SCARM can be found here: http://www.scarm.info/index.php#download
The current version is 0.9.34.
Here are the SCARM model railroad blog posts for January.Check also the recently published tutorial about the way for Creating Parallel Line with Flex Tracks in SCARMMixy
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 ReleasedTogether 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.Hope you will like all new stuff about SCARM ;)Mixy
For whatever reason, I lost my access to the train simulator with the previous update and cannot install it back again, as the "traffic lights" show a yellow sign for both the basic train simulator and the demo train set.
How can I remedy this?
Please, whitelist www.scarm.info website in your Ad-Blocker and then try again.
Thanks for the hint!
Here are the SCARM model railway blog posts for February.For those, who already got the MTS Power Edition - there is an easy way to stack all virtual vehicles in the sim in a single column. See how here:Showing Vehicles From All Libraries TogetherMixy
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