Templot

Discussion in 'Track Design Software' started by paul_l, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Excellant piece of track design software, it does have a steep learning curve, but tutorials are available on the website, and the results are worth the effort.

    Free to use and can be downloaded from

    http://www.templot.com/
     
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    campaman Full Member

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    I think it needs pointing out that Templot is designed for people that plan on building there own track and is not what you should use if you are planning on using ready made turnouts such as Peco and Hornby etc.

    It allows you to create templates for turnouts and complete trackplans based on prototype geometry.

    I am no expert with Templot but have successfully designed and built my own turnouts using it.
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Well put Andy

    It can be used to create individual point / track templates or the whole layout - I have done both.
    Once your design is complete you print out the track plan full size as a series of sheets to stick together to form the full size track layout or just a point template.
    The software also allows you to calibrate your printer to ensure it prints out to the corrrect size.
    The plans are then used to build your track on top of.

    Paul
     
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    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    A quick screenshot from Templot, of a B6 point in O gauge, somehow this may soon be useful :avatar:

    [​IMG]

    Paul
     
  5. Toto

    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Good information to know for those deciding what suits their particular circumstances .

    Well done chaps.

    Toto
     

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