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Old 09-27-2015, 05:37 AM   #21
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I had checked some times ago, maybe two months ago. I like this one:

Large Complex HO Layout Large Complex HO Layout

Only that it doesn't make sense for two triple tracks to be hidden.

I agree with CT for the plans that should be doable.
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:59 AM   #22
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Thank you, guys

I am checking all plans with the developer functions in the program to be sure that mentioned details (like size, minimum radii, maximum grade, etc.) are correct and that all track joins fits in the default tolerances before publishing. Also, I am checking for parallel distances, especially when there are two parallel tracks with different heights, bridge heights, tunnels and loading gauges and several other parameters in each plan. So in general, all published plans are doable. Some of them are published after actual building (see: Already build layouts, designed in SCARM), other are published in the phase of construction (see: SCARM layouts under construction) and I know that some of the published plans are now prepared for building, with some minor modifications. Actually, I have received twice as more plans than already published, but most of them are just not able to pass the verification procedure - there are disconnected tracks, too steep grades, too small radii of the flex tracks or something else that may lead to problems if somebody start building of such layout.

The Large Complex HO Layout mentioned above is representing one project from an old book with track plans of Tillig - a German model trains producer. It is slightly modified, but keeps the main idea for complex and realistic opertions. The hidden parts in the lowest level are used to keep up to 4 trains and simulate heavy traffic through the main station.



I.e. a passenger train that departures from the main station goes in the tunnel and then stops, while other, already parked in the tunnel freight train starts and simulates continuing of a long travel when leaves the tunnel. The passenger train waits for a free main line and then can continue on its route. In this way, there are various possibilities for the operations on the main station and the modeler is playing with more different trains and scenarios instead of watching one or two same trains passing over and over on the double main line.

More plans with hidden areas like that can be seen here: Track plans with shadow stations / fiddle yards. However, controlling of such layouts requires some skills and may not be suitable for beginners, making their first layout.

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Old 12-04-2015, 12:20 PM   #23
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See these 3 new track plans in 3 different scales already added to the database:

Bluewater & Grandview Railroad Layout in N-scale




Small Rural Layout in TT scale




Marklin HO C-track & K-track 300x125




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Old 01-15-2016, 12:25 PM   #24
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Here is the new featured layout for January, which is already under construction:

Garden State Central Model Railroad Club 25' x 50' Room Layout





It is one of the largest and most complex track plans ever designed in SCARM which is now turning into a real layout by the guys in Garden State Central Model Railroad Club. See some pics from the building process:









Read more about that huge layout and download the SCARM track plan from the link above. Hope you will like it

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Old 03-02-2016, 01:13 PM   #25
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:14 PM   #26
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There is always a chance for Android version of SCARM, but not this year for sure.

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Old 04-15-2016, 10:11 AM   #27
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Several new layout designs were added to the database in the past 3 months - here are two of them in HO scale:

Around-the-walls HO Train Layout



Urban-Style HO Layout with Scenic High Line



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Old 07-02-2016, 03:53 AM   #28
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Two more interesting projects were published in the past 2 months.

Large Modular N-scale Club Layout



Marklin HO C-track double oval



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Old 08-19-2016, 11:33 AM   #29
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And here are the most recent layouts from August:

Southern Pine Railroad Layout in N scale




Marklin HO C-track Layout 205x120




The Expansion of Lucasville O-gauge Train Layout




The first and the last presented projects are already under construction, while the second one is build and operational

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Old 10-15-2016, 06:08 AM   #30
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Several new projects were added in the past 2 months - see them below:

David's N-scale Track Plan




American Flyer 5'x9' S-scale (1/64) Train Layout




N-gauge Shunting Puzzle Diorama




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