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New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« on: February 09, 2014, 06:28:52 am »
Hello all :)

Here I want to present one new freeware program for track planning and layout design:

SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

It has lightweight and intuitive user interface, 3D viewing capabilities and many other cool functions and features, plus almost all Lionel track systems build-in.

See some sample Lionel layouts here:

Lionel layouts in O scale

And one of the layouts from the above link in 2D and 3D:





I hope that SCARM will be easy and useful for design of many new Lionel track plans and layouts - use it for free :)

Mixy

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2014, 07:40:54 pm »
Mixy
Hello & Welcome to the Forum.
I've checked out the SCARM freeware program and believe it would be a great help for new as well as experienced train enthusiasts.
I did a Norton check on the site and at this time it is free from malware.  I haven't downloaded the SCARM program, so I cannot say that
it is free from malware.
Are you involved with the development of the program or just passing it along?
Thanks for posting & take a moment to  introduce yourself to us in the Introductions thread.

Happy Rails.
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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2014, 12:51:44 am »
Hello Dave,

Yes, I am the author and developer of SCARM. It is still in beta stage of development and I am actively working on it. I am open to all suggestions and ideas which can help to make it better software. If somebody needs help with SCARM, write here and I will try to respond as soon as possible. I will also post a short introduction in the other thread :)

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 07:57:19 am »
Mixy
It's nice to be able to meet & communicate with the developer of a train related software program.
Your download page is easy to understand and answers most of the questions one might ask.
One track system I do not see that is not on your list is 3 rail Standard Gauge.  There is a resurgence
of interest in original & reproduction Standard Gauge Trains, so including it would be helpful to someone
planning a Standard Gauge Layout, beyond a simple oval of track.
Thanks for sharing your baby with us.
Happy Rails!
Dave
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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2014, 03:28:07 pm »
Please make it for mac, too! I loved it for dell.

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014, 04:08:11 pm »
It is possible even now SCARM to be launched on Mac - see how here: Running SCARM on Apple Mac.

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 08:52:10 pm »
I love it!

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2014, 03:57:38 pm »
The new SCARM v. 0.9.25 is ready, coming with new figures and many new and updated track libraries (including Lionel FasTrack). Read more about it here:

SCARM Layout Software 0.9.25 Released

Hope you will like the new version ;)

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2015, 03:35:02 am »
Hi all -

there's also the free XTrackCAD (now Open Source) available for
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • MacOSX

for free (and possibly others if you know what to do with the source code..).

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2015, 07:32:33 am »
Hello all -

apparently there's yet another free app for OS X: http://www.railmodeller.com/express-edition-en.html

Had only a quick look yet but can't complain about what I've seen so far (it's free after all..)

Happy rails,
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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2015, 07:40:32 am »
The new version SCARM 0.9.31 is ready and published, coming with new security features and several new and updated track libraries. Read more details here:

SCARM Model Railroad Track Planner 0.9.31 Released

This version also includes the new Lionel S FasTracks and is ready for the upcoming Model Trains Simulator extension ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mikCr72rOM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTAat8OQSuk

And yes, it is still free, with unlimited number of tracks and objects in the project ;)

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 10:43:54 am »
The new version SCARM 0.9.32 is ready and published, coming with new Flip and Rotate features and many new and updated track libraries. Read more details here:

SCARM Model Railroad Layout Software 0.9.32 Released

Hope you will like it :)

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2016, 01:59:50 am »
For those of you who want to play with SCARM train layout software on a mobile device, this may be of help:

Using SCARM on iPad and Android Tablets



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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2016, 04:52:57 am »
The new SCARM v. 0.9.33 is ready and published, coming with several new cool features:

SCARM Model Railroad Track Planning Software 0.9.33 Released

Hope you will like it :)

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Re: New Free Lionel Track Planning Software
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2016, 03:00:47 pm »
Here is explained How to Recover a Project File After Crash or Power Failure and to restore your SCARM track plan to the last autosave state. I hope you do not have to use that feature, but... just in case  ;)

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