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SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

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Posted by olson185 on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 9:12 PM

Mixy, tonight I downloaded SCARM and, after watching just the first three of Ruud Boer's SCARM tutorials (15 mins. total), put together a simple double-ended yard ladder (2 mainline + 6 yard tracks) in about 20 mins. (could probably do it again in 10 mins.). Very easy and intuitive user interface (UI) so far. Thanks!

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Posted by Mixy on Saturday, April 1, 2017 2:51 PM

Thank you, Olson,

I am glad that SCARM is easy and useful to you Big Smile

Mixy

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Posted by Mixy on Friday, April 14, 2017 2:35 AM

And here are listed the model train articles for March in the SCARM blog.

Check also the first sample video session from the Model Trains Simulator, presenting a short train moving between two terminus stations on a N-scale layout.



Finally, one more video about a new feature in the MTS PE, that I am working on - it's a Driver's Camera Viewing mode and should be ready for the next release of SCARM.



Mixy

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Posted by JEREMY CENTANNI on Friday, April 14, 2017 11:26 PM

I actually got a little bit going in SCARM the other night when I had some free time.

Trying to use it for the around the walls HO Kato Unitrack layout in the older boys room.

I could not find out how to set room parameters.   Probably missing something stupid, but I could not find it.  Want to enter room size and best guesstimate shelf size.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 15, 2017 12:16 AM

Jeremy, the answer is a short one. You are not missing anything, as you simply cannot set room parameters.

What you have to do is to draw your track plan (keeping in mind the dimensions of your room) and then create the benchwork. In case of irregular shapes, this can be quite tricky, but, IIRC, there is a video tutorial in the Web for it.

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Posted by Mixy on Saturday, April 15, 2017 1:20 AM

If you want to represent the room (i.e. walls, door, windows, furniture, etc), you can use the figures for that. Here is one example:

If you want to outline the shape of the table where the tracks will be laid, you need to create a baseboard. See how here: How to create baseboard/workbench shape?

Mixy

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Posted by JEREMY CENTANNI on Saturday, April 15, 2017 1:09 PM

Hmmmm....

Thanks guys, that does add a nightmare layer of complexity to it.

Will give it a try again next time I have a few days off.

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Posted by Mixy on Saturday, April 22, 2017 6:00 AM

Here are shown three more layouts in HO (1/87), TT (1/120) and N (1/160) scales, all in oval form:

Compact HO Track Plan feat. Figure "8"



The plan above has one internal loop with one entry point, but can be easily modified in 2 different ways in order to get one more entry/exit point. The modifications are described in the article.


Compact Oval in TT scale



This design is just a simple oval with small train station in the center.


THE EYE - 3' x 5' N-scale Layout of Brian



This is one already build layout for simultaneously running of up to 3 trains


Mixy

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Posted by Mixy on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:30 AM

The new SCARM v. 0.9.37 is ready and published, coming with some new options, many small bugfixes, improved stability and one new cool feature for the MTS Power Edition. Read more details here:

SCARM Model Railroad Layout Design software 0.9.37 Released

Hope you will like it :)

Mixy

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Posted by Mixy on Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:59 AM

Here are the SCARM model train blog posts for April.

If your older version of SCARM is not yet updated or does not start correctly, update to the latest version - see the article about v. 0.9.37.

Mixy

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Posted by Mixy on Saturday, June 24, 2017 5:05 AM

Here is the only SCARM blog post for May:

International Danube Modular Layout Meeting - Russe 2017



The event hosted layouts in HO, TT and N scales and was carried out by more than 40 participants from several countries. Here is the layout scheme:



I also attended and even drove several trains.Yeah See the pictures that I shot in the blog post's gallery.

Last but not least, I should mention that one of the train stations and several other single modules are entirely designed in SCARM  Big Smile

Mixy

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