SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:45 am

The new SCARM v. 0.9.33 is ready and published, coming with several new features and updated track libraries. Read more details here:

SCARM Model Railway Layout Design software 0.9.33 Released

Hope you will like it :)

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:35 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 :roll:

And here are the SCARM railway modelling blog posts for June.

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:37 pm

Here are the SCARM Model Railway Blog posts for July.

Don't miss the last QuickTip about how to perform Fast Selection of Sequential Tracks in 2D editing mode.

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Wolseley » Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:50 pm

Wolseley wrote:
Mixy wrote:Well, SCARM is for Windows only, but there is an option for running it also on Mac platform without spending a cent. See about that here:

Running SCARM on Apple Mac


Thanks for that. I'll check it out later.


I had a look at a number of ways of running Windows programs on a Mac, but didn't really want to start installing things on my computer that I didn't fully understand. Then I remembered that I had an old Windows laptop at the bottom of a pile of odds and ends in a cupboard. I got it out and it still worked, albeit rather slowly and, although the battery is on its last legs, there isn't any problem using it if I keep it plugged in to the mains while it's in use. I installed SCARM on it and it runs perfectly. Problem solved.

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:52 pm

The new SCARM v. 0.9.34 is ready and published, coming with new and updated track libraries and also with the brand new Model Trains Simulator.
Read more details here:

SCARM Railway Layout Planning Software 0.9.34 Released

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The Starter Edition of the simulator is intended for simple 2D and 3D simulations of various operations on the track plans, designed in SCARM. It will show you how the model rolling stock can be operated on a real layout, before buying even a single track.

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In that way, you will be able to test the concept of your plan and to discover potential design flaws before start the construction of a real layout. And like SCARM, this edition of the simulator is completely free :)

Please note: if you want to test the simulator, you must install the latest version of SCARM first and then to use "Extensions" > "Browse for Extensions" menu command in the program in order to download and install the required files.

The simulator opens a whole new world in SCARM universe and I may start a new topic to discuss various operating possibilities, the realism options, performing of the simulation sessions, etc.

Hope you will like it :)

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:51 pm

Here is the only one SCARM railway modelling blog post for August.

And something important - if someone is faced with the "Out of memory" error message in SCARM when editing large and/or complex layout, here is how to cope with that: Cause and Solution for Out of Memory Error Message.

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Fri Oct 07, 2016 4:06 pm

And here are the SCARM model train blog posts for September.

See also the recently published gallery in the blog from one of the largest modular layout meetings in Europe:

35 Years Anniversary FREMO Meeting in Riesa, Germany

Overall meeting hall view:

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The track plan, spreaded on more than 6000 m2:

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That is designed probably in AutoCAD or other similar general purpose CAD software, not in SCARM. However, I am considering adding of features for creating of modular layouts also in SCARM for some of the next versions of the program :)

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:53 pm

And here are the SCARM train layout blog posts for November.

Note the QuickTip about Fixing SCARM with Missing Window on Startup in case that you observed such issue.

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:30 am

Here is the only SCARM railway modelling blog post for December. It is about two nice virtual structures in N scale that you can download and use in your SCARM track plans.

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And the most recent post from the last week in the blog is showing one nice short video about the FREMO idea and the organization of modular layout meetings:

FREMO Organization And Modular Meetings Introductory Video

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Hope you will like it :)

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby timbologist » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:24 am

Hi Mixy
I run Linux and have actually got it running in Crossover Linux, the 2D works as one would expect but the 3D has it's moments but is still usable, I needed to use it to sort out some abnormal track laying.

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:04 pm

Yes, the 3D Viewer is not working well or not working at all in Wine.

Here are the SCARM blog posts for January.

Check also the recently published post about the way for Creating Parallel Line with Flex Tracks in SCARM

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby Mixy » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:42 am

The new SCARM v. 0.9.35 is ready and published! It comes with many new and updated track libraries, many bugfixes and more powerful Model Trains Simulator extension. See more about the new version here:

SCARM Track Planning Software 0.9.35 Released

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For the new release there is also a new database with Virtual Rolling Stock for use in the MTS PE extension.

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Some British models are on the way and will appear soon there :)

Hope you will like all new stuff about SCARM ;)

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Re: SCARM - Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller

Postby End2end » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:50 am

I just want to add a note of thanks for the SCARM software.
I have recently redesigned my track layout using the program and it was a breeze to do...AND IN SCALE!! :mrgreen:
Something Hornby either overlooked or didn't even factor in when they designed thier RUBBISH!
Thanks
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