New website with free layouts and track plans

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New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:55 pm

Hello all :)

There is a new website for collect together model train track plans and layouts in all scales and sizes, build with SCARM layout design software. Here is the link:

Free Model Railway Track Plans & Layouts

Most of the content in the site is created by SCARM users and sent to me by e-mail. Some of the layouts are already presented in SCARM blog, but there are new projects and more will come soon. At the moment, I am editing and uploading all stuff, but in the near future I plan to add support for user registrations, so everybody to be able to create an account and to upload projects in the site.

You can browse the projects in the site or search and filter the track plans by several criteria, such as scale, size, trackage and so on. In example, the following link will show the railroad layouts and plans in 00 scale, listed in the site (actually it is only one plan for now). Every project has its own page, where it is presented with more pictures, described with many parameters (such as minimum radius, maximum grade, suitable traffic, etc.) and sometimes explained by me or by its author. All (or almost all) published layouts will have corresponding SCARM files ready to be downloaded from the links at bottom in the layout’s page. There is also an option for each project to be rated with rating stars from 1 to 5 – this is located below the description.

The site is optimized for smartphones and tables, so you can browse it almost anywhere and anytime. Some pictures may not look very detailed on the phone screens, but in overall you can get a good impression even from 320×480 sized cell phone displays.

At the moment, there is no option for commenting below the layouts, but such feature may appear in the future. The site is now in beta state and needs to be used for some period in real environment to see how it performs, is it easy and useful, etc. So please, try it and comment here what do you think about it. And if you have some cool SCARM layout or track plan that you want to share with others, just send your .scarm project file to me at Image ;)

Hope you will like the site and will get many ideas from it even if you don’t use SCARM for track planning :)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Richard Lee » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:13 am

Thanks. Book-marked.

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:58 pm

The track plans and layouts in the database are growing - now there are more than 40 projects of all scales and sizes. Here are the most searched categories so far:

HO scale track plans (all sizes)
N gauge track plans (all sizes)
Small train layouts & track plans (all gauges)

One small, high-rated plan in HO: Compact Railroad Layout in HO scale

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And a small, high-rated plan in N: Ikea IVAR Shelftop Railway Layout in N Scale

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I hope that everybody will find something interesting and inspiring there :)

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Did you know, that...

Postby Mixy » Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:18 am

...you can search in the database by track plans, virtual layouts and real operational layouts.

A track plan keyword means only a track route without any other elements or objects on the plot, which allows you to finish it by your choice with adding of scenery objects like roads, buildings, industries, etc. See here all model railway track plans in the database.

A virtual layout keyword is used to describe a partial or complete layout design which includes all or almost all objects needed for realistic look and operations. See here all model railroad layouts in the database.

A true operational layout keyword is used to mark all projects in the database that are already build in the reality, based on initial track plans and designs, created in SCARM. See these real model train layouts with the initial designs and the real pictures together.

Hope that this will help you to find the right track plan or layout, just for you :)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:06 pm

The last added project to the SCARM database in January is now a Featured operational layout for February.

See it here: Warren's Layout in HO scale

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More pictures are available in the link above. Hope you will like it :)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:38 am

The layouts and track plans in the site are growing and now there are more than 60 projects :)

See the most interesting additions to the database for March and April:

Large Complex HO Layout

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Peco Setrack Station Plan in N scale

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Marklin Suitcase Layout in Z Scale

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:08 pm

The Peco Setrack Station Plan in N scale link above is wrong.

The correct link is www.scarm.info/layouts/track_plans.php?ltp=54.

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:38 pm

Hello again :)

Many new interesting projects in different scales were added to SCARM Railway Layouts & Track Plans site in the past months. See some of them below:

Bahnhof Burgdorf HO Layout

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Large Hornby Dublo Layout in 00 Scale

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The Layout Room of John in N Scale

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Hope you will like them ;)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:21 am

And two more recently added N-scale railway layouts with similar track plans. See them below:

Nathan's Pass Railroad Layout in N Scale

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100x186cm N-scale Track Plan

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Thu Nov 13, 2014 7:32 pm

Two more cool layout projects were added to the site in the last weeks, both in HO scale.

The Layout Extension of Chris in HO scale

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Charlie's Train Room in H0 Scale

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The first project contains many interesting user-created objects such as various buildings, vehicles and rolling stock while the other plan represents complete model train layout room with walls, door and windows.

There are more than 30 HO-scale projects in the site now - see all of them here: HO scale model railway layouts

Hope you will like these :)

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:15 am

Here is one more nice layout form the last days of December, featuring the Ian's detailed loco and flat car models:

Atlas Granite Gorge & Northern Train Layout

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And a short recap for the top-rated plans on the site so far:

Top-rated Hornby track plans
Top-rated layouts in HO scale
Top-rated layouts in N scale

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:44 pm

Several new layouts were added to the database in the past two months - here are two of them:

Small Village HO Track Plan

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Hof Train Station Modular Plan in N scale

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:54 pm

Two new layout plans were added to the site in the end of the summer:

Small HO Track Plan with Large Train Station

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Compact N-scale Layout with Fuel Oil Terminal

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Now there are more than 100 layouts and plans in the database in most popular scales and sizes.

If you are interested, check also the following categories:

Point to Point (Terminus) model train layouts
Track plans with double main line
Track plans with reversed loops

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Re: New website with free layouts and track plans

Postby Mixy » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:06 pm

Several new layout designs were added to the database since beginning of 2016 - here are two of them in HO scale:

Around-the-walls HO Train Layout

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Urban-Style HO Layout with Scenic High Line

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