Layout design programs

Layout design programs

Postby member13 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:05 pm

What is good layout design program? Oh and a price of $0 would be nice :mrgreen:
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Re: Layout design programs

Postby Markus » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:36 am

I use AnyRail. There´s a trial version that comes free, but you can only lay 50 pieces of track with it... But it has Tillig´s TT track, and is easy to use!
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Re: Layout design programs

Postby member13 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:23 am

Thanks, I'll take a look at it. Maybe I'll buy it if it's not too much. I guess 50 pieces is all you get for free :lol: You could definately make that work though if you only used the flex track and a several switches.
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Re: Layout design programs

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:56 pm

With a gauge of 1:120, it would be possible to map out a layout by hand, as TT scale is, as everyone knows 1' in the realworld is 1" in the model world.

I have done some model planning for my HO scale layout when I only had a 48" by 36" layout to work with.

I have had some luck with the Atlas track program, until it becomes time to add buildings, so that may be an idea. I think it is called "Right Track", and the copy I got was free from Atalas a few years back. I am not sure if they still offer it.
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Re: Layout design programs

Postby 1 tt guy » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:40 pm

This Atlas Track program, does it have TT scale rail library?
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Re: Layout design programs

Postby BTTB Fan » Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:15 pm

Wintrack is not bad, it has both the "standard", "advanced (current)", and "bedding" Tillig track, as well as some buildings, but at 100 Euro it's not cheap!
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Re: Layout design programs

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:54 pm

1 tt guy wrote:This Atlas Track program, does it have TT scale rail library?


I honestly do not remember if it did or not, I did not use it for my TT scale layout, only for pre-planning my later HO scale layout.

If it does, great, if not ratios could always be used to convert from HO to TT.
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Re: Layout design programs

Postby TTSMR » Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:54 pm

I used RR track for my layouts and loved it.

I can draw my buildings and structures on it and add them to my layout.

RR_Valley.jpg


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I was also able to draw Trang track and structures to create TT-3 layouts.

trang demo layout.jpg



I liked it so much I got an account and distrbuted it.

Its a little more expensive but was worth it.

Just down loaded AnyRail and will try that to see how it compares.

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Re: Layout design programs

Postby TTSMR » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:31 pm

I down loaded and ran AnyRail.

In my opinion it is very limited.

RR-Track is much more versatile.

I can draw out benchwork, draw out my buildings and structures and if I want I can even do it in 3D and 'fly' around my design to get an idea of what it would look like when done.

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Re: Layout design programs

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:07 am

AnyRail does seem pretty limited but I wonder if that's only on the demo version? Their website has screen shots of very detailed plans (http://www.anyrail.com/index_en.html).
Do you have a link to RR-Track?
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