Mixy wrote:In case of Hornby, the geometry file was quite clear. But with Peco
it will be much more difficult, because there is no precise info
about radiuses and angles of the curves. So I am still searching.
Peco produce their turnouts in actual size - it should be possible
to work out the geometry of curved turnouts, crossovers and slips.
For a comprehensive specs try:-http://www.rmcq.mixedpk.com/worksheets/ ... nsions.pdf
For old senile guys like me, how about duplicating the Hornby.lib as a Peco.lib
where there is an exact comparison. You would save us a lot of extra work
on our worn out brains!
Part numbers on the plan are great, but in the library optionsit would be useful
to adopt the naming Small, Medium, and Long radius for the UK OO. The metric
you give is an accomodation for the original Imperial. Both Hornby and Peco are
pre-metrication! And for the US makers, the NMRA naming in No2 to No.8 radii
would provide a direct relationship for users.
I like the facility of a screen shot being available straight into Photo Shop Pro.
A nice option would be to save in common file formats like JPG. for manipulation in
popular photo and graphics editors. This would save you complication in your print
Another attraction is that the zip file is only 700K. As a software developer in my
youth, I would pass on the lesson of keeping it simple.
Most users will want to get quickly to a situation of scaling a full size print-out
to "fit" their tables. Too many bells and whistles will spoil what it is all about.