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Old 1st January 2011, 02:46   #1
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Hello everybody,
I am new to n-scale and I wish to create my own track plan. I have looked everywhere for a track designer, but with no luck . Can anybody be of any help. Thanks.
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Old 1st January 2011, 03:56   #2
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I use XTrackCAD

http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/HomePage

Very happy with it

(And by the way - welcome to AMR)
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Old 1st January 2011, 13:46   #3
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Are you looking for a computer program to design a plan in ( as described above ), or are you looking for someone who can design a layout for you?

I'm still a simple pencil and paper designer!
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Old 1st January 2011, 18:26   #4
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Thanks a lot RW James, I can't wait to use that program. Sorry B-17 Fortress but I just need a program.
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Old 1st January 2011, 19:23   #5
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You're welcome! But be aware, like any powerful software tool there is something of a learning curve.
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Old 14th May 2012, 16:12   #6
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Rick, could you please post a download link? I looked till frustration and my repressed ADHD (Which in *MY* day was just called 'lack of focus') took over and I toddled off, diustracted by something else shiny.
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Old 14th May 2012, 16:22   #7
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Sure - here you go:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xtrkcad-fork/

That should get you there. And don't be afraid to ask questions. We've all been through the learning curve - and believe me, it's steep.
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Old 15th May 2012, 09:39   #8
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Another vote for xtrkcad.
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Old 16th May 2012, 20:36   #9
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Thank you for the download link RW. Got it, Installed it and started learning how to make mistakes on it! LOL Nice program though. Very complex but easy to understand very quickly.
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