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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2014, 04:42:11 PM »
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Would you be interested in open sourcing this?  I'd like to see what all is needed to get it working on Linux.  From there, as a packager for Fedora, I may be able to include it in Fedora.

Imagine, if you're running Fedora Linux, you can yum install a layout editing program!
Thanks much,
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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2014, 06:15:21 AM »
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Would you be interested in open sourcing this?

No, I have no plans to make SCARM open source project.
It can run on Linux even now (at least 2D Editor and by some tweaking 3D Viewer too) with the help of Wine.

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #32 on: December 11, 2014, 10:30:54 AM »
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IMPORTANT!

Several bugs were discovered in SCARM 0.9.26 related to the renaming of the layers and then save and restore of the already changed layer names. The patched version of the program was released today.
Please upgrade to SCARM 0.9.27, which can be downloaded from www.scarm.info to fix these problems.

See more about this bugfix update in the following blog post: SCARM v. 0.9.27 Released.

I am sorry if these bugs caused any problems and inconvenience in your work with SCARM. If you see another problems, please report them here or in SCARM Blog and I will try to fix them ASAP.

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2014, 05:26:12 AM »
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Here I want to present the first very detailed virtual locomotive models in SCARM, created by Ian Donohoe and shown in the SCARM blog here:

Detailed 3D Models of US Diesel Locomotives in SCARM

Below are two of them:





These are created with the object's interface of SCARM and are auto-scalable to the scale and gauge of the used tracks in the layout plan.



Download the loco library from the blog's post and use these nice models in your virtual SCARM layouts :)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2014, 06:28:47 PM »
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SCARM is fantastic. I have nothing but good things to say about it.

I downloaded it in the late June and in a week I had created a module that I had been agonizing over for about 25 years. Very intuitive. I designed the module with all of the track in about two days and went back and added the bench work the following weekend in the AM and bought wood for it in the PM. I started the bench work on 5 July 2014.
Spadina yards in Toronto 1985:
My drawing of the yards:

My SCARM image with all track placed, radii and length of track sections known, and having a printable build of materials:

With benchwork added (shown on the layout so I could see it!):


Now if I only had more time to build it!
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Modeling southern Ontario in N scale

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt. ~ Abraham Lincoln.

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2014, 10:56:15 AM »
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Thank you, Michael,

Looking forward to see pictures from the building process of that layout :)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2015, 03:42:30 AM »
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Hi all and Happy New Year :)

Here are listed the SCARM railway blog posts for December with most of the content especially for N scale.

The next version of SCARM is almost ready and will be published soon :)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2015, 05:07:18 AM »
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The new SCARM v. 0.9.28 is ready and published. Read more details about it here:

SCARM Model Railway Layout Designer 0.9.28 Released

Hope you will like it ;)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2015, 05:08:48 AM »
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Here are listed the SCARM railway blog posts for January 2015.

Check How To Make Control Panels and Diagrams for SCARM Track Plans article if you want to know more about how to draw a stylized diagrams of your layouts like the simple one shown below.



The next version of SCARM will be published soon :)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2015, 03:48:23 AM »
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Nice SCARM design with KATO viaducts, posted two days ago in the blog:

KATO N-scale Layout Design with Viaducts



Check the article to see the track plan and the pics from the layout, assembled with real tracks ;)

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2015, 04:03:38 AM »
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Any idea on a Mac based program as I don't Microsoft  :scared:

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #41 on: February 15, 2015, 10:11:10 AM »
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Here I want to present the first very detailed virtual locomotive models in SCARM, created by Ian Donohoe and shown in the SCARM blog here:




Looks pretty cool.  8) Needs another fan on the long hood side of the dynamic brake blister though.

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Re: Freeware Train Layout Editor with 3D Preview
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2015, 03:10:49 AM »
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Hi all,

The new SCARM v. 0.9.29 is ready and published. Read more about it here:

SCARM Railway Layout Planner 0.9.29 Released

Hope you will like it ;)

Mixy