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Offline fynrfin  
#1 Posted : 02 February 2019 18:31:46(UTC)
fynrfin


Joined: 19/01/2005(UTC)
Posts: 52
Location: United States
Hello

When I was last in the hobby a decade ago xtrkcad was easy to use and great for novices, what do you guys use these days? Anybody still on Xtrkcad?

Steen Jorgensen
Planning a Northern European (DSB and DB) C-track layout with IB control.
Offline Danlake  
#2 Posted : 02 February 2019 19:21:00(UTC)
Danlake

New Zealand   
Joined: 03/08/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1,419
Hi Steen,

My impression is that majority of users are (or have) used SCARM or Wintrack for their trackbuilding software.

Iam not familiar with Xtrkcad, but I personally prefer a program that has a good 3D rendering and controls in that environment that means you can easily move around in different heights to get a good feel of the look of it.

PS: like your Danish username! The Island of Funen is indeed a delightThumpUp

Best Regards
Lasse
Digital 11m2 layout / C (M&K) tracks / Era IV / CS3 60226 / Train Controller Gold 9 with 4D sound. Mainly Danish and German Locomotives.
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Offline Alsterstreek  
#3 Posted : 02 February 2019 20:25:37(UTC)
Alsterstreek

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I used to use Xtrkcad, but I switched to Railmodeller Pro. I bought the full version, but they offer a slim Mac OS version for free:

http://www.railmodeller.de/express-edition-de.html
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Offline xxup  
#4 Posted : 02 February 2019 23:02:16(UTC)
xxup

Australia   
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Posts: 8,922
Location: Australia
Yep.. I am using Railmodller Pro too.. Good bit of software, but you do need to add some of your own tracks to the library if you use M-track.. It does not come with some of the older contact tracks (e.g. 5104) .. Fortunately, it is easy to do..
Adrian
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Offline Marklin3000Fan  
#5 Posted : 07 April 2019 22:18:20(UTC)
Marklin3000Fan

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Joined: 20/03/2018(UTC)
Posts: 1
Location: Florida, Fort Lauderdale
Also using Railmodeller Pro. Great track libraries included, and more can be easily added.
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Offline fynrfin  
#6 Posted : 10 April 2019 17:22:46(UTC)
fynrfin


Joined: 19/01/2005(UTC)
Posts: 52
Location: United States
Thank you for all the replies.

I restarted XtrkCad and I am still very happy with it, you can model 3D in it or rather show a 3D rendition of what you draw.
Steen Jorgensen
Planning a Northern European (DSB and DB) C-track layout with IB control.
Offline Minok  
#7 Posted : 11 April 2019 00:44:54(UTC)
Minok

United States   
Joined: 15/10/2006(UTC)
Posts: 2,004
Location: Washington, Pacific Northwest
I'm using WinTrack; works well and its what the Germans are likely to be using, so the support there (if you speak german even better) is richer in the forums re Märklin track.
Toys of tin and wood rule!
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My Layout Thread on marklin-users.net: InterCity 1-3-4
My YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Minok1217/
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Offline Ewillis  
#8 Posted : 10 May 2019 03:09:36(UTC)
Ewillis

Australia   
Joined: 19/06/2017(UTC)
Posts: 1
Location: Tasmania, Hobart
I'm actually using Anyrail. Pretty good and easy to use. I did buy the full version after a while.

Eddy
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Offline michelvr  
#9 Posted : 10 May 2019 15:24:18(UTC)
michelvr

Canada   
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Originally Posted by: Ewillis Go to Quoted Post
I'm actually using Anyrail. Pretty good and easy to use. I did buy the full version after a while.

Eddy



I used Xtrkcad but found the learning curve to be too much for my needs.

Then I tried Anyrail, which was a breath of fresh air! I have completed my first ever model train layout using Anyrail. BigGrin

As Eddy states it's pretty good and easy to use! I'll second that! I have also purchased the full version which is constantly being updated with new features regularly by the developer. Love

The program works as advertised and is very helpful.

Regards
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