My first attempt at a track plan on Anyrail6

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    This may not work, but I have been playing around with Anyrail again tonight and came up with this plan, it is 14ftx2ft6", if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions please feel free to jump in.

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    Fiddle yard off to left, goods shed at top, station building to bottom right, cattle dock/end loading,bottom centre.

    Cheers, Pete.
     
  2. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Looks fine ....... and a run around as well. great.
    How did you find anyrail to use for the first time ?
    toto
     
  3. SMR CHRIS

    SMR CHRIS Staff Member Moderator

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    Plenty of play value there Pete

    Once you figure out Anyrail it's quite satisfying to use if a little frustrating up until you get to that :idea: point and it all falls in place.

    Nice plan the threeway saves a lot of space :thumbs:
     
  4. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    Have you considered using a Wye point where the goods shed road exits the loop ?? I guess you are using C&L track ? I did look in Anyrail 6 for a wye point but couldn't find one, so I substituted a Peco wye instead ! ;) I think the wye gives a smoother transition to the goods shed.

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    Cheers, Gary.
     
  5. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have had a try with Anyrail a few times but been frustrated by not being able to post up what I had drawn, first cos I had lost the files :whatever:, second when I couldn,t upload them because they were the "wrong type " of file but finally when I realised I could alter the type of file type to save them I finally cracked it, just need to learn how to print them off full size now :twitch:.

    Cheers Gary, the Y would work better true, I have a template for one some where :whatever:, I will have to have a dig through my files ( better known as a drawer stuffed with "stuff", hey ho ).

    Pete.
     
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    Hey Pete,

    Persevere mate.....it will be worth it.:thumbup:

    I used the full track plan printed out method to lay track on GCJ. I glued the track plan to the baseboard and laid track on top of it. It takes the guess work out laying track plus, if you print it out and just lay it on a table, you can put your rolling stock onto it and check clearances and train lengths etc. before you commit to laying track.

    Keep at it Pete.

    http://www.click:tophat:Gormo
     
  7. Graeme

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    I have not used Anyrail myself, I have played with SCARM for track planning in G Scale using the flex track option, has anybody tried it and how does it compare to Anyrail?
    It has track templates for PECO and Hornby.
    I found the 3D view function to be a really good feature.
     
  8. ed

    ed Full Member

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    Tried Anyrail, but the 50 piece restriction was annoying and I didn't really want to pay for something I might not use that much.

    That was three years ago and I've been using SCARM ever since.

    Ed
     
  9. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    I haven't abandoned the track plan I created on Anyrail but I haven't taken it any further, I have gone back to the draw it on a "beer mat method", I have more control that way :avatar:, I am ever the Luddite when it comes down to tech' if I can't get it do what I want, I give up! stuff try and try again :confused::confused:.

    Pete.
     
  10. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    ed wrote:
    All of my track plans for the planks are designed on the 'free 50 piece download'. I only use points, slips and flexi track and not compound the plan full of set track straights and curves...

    Cheers, Gary.
     
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    ed Full Member

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    Fine for a plank, but I've just done a parts list in SCARM and Latton Fields, which I wouldn't call a particularly large layout, is 113 pieces.

    Ed
     
  12. Wizmacnz

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    I use a "paid for" Anyrail 6, which I think is very good value for money at 40 pounds. I parted with the money because there's no way I'm going to get my layout planned with only 50 pieces of track. Also as I estimate that having a railway room is till about 2 years away, there's not really that much I can do other than planning.

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    The software has lots of useful features for me. I can decide where I need to have separate blocks for running with RR & Co. It shows me what the gradients are for the tracks going to and from the lower level. It also gives me a schedule of quantities for track, points etc.

    Some of the info that it contains is more easily seen in the blow up of the plan below.

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    The red lines in the centre of the track in some places indicate that I have a radius on the flexitrack less than the minimum that I have set. Another useful feature.

    Peter
     
  13. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Pretty impressive track plan. How many miles of track BUS and dropper feeds will you need for that. I hope you have deep pockets. :avatar:

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    Well it's feeling more and more like a fantasy at the moment as my projected to date to get started drifts backwards.

    Cable is pretty cheap... it's the time I'll need that is the worry.

    Peter
     

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