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Mac track planning tools

Postby alex3410 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:11 pm

Hey guys, a bit of a long shot but does anyone have a recommendation for track planning tools that are either web-based or run on a mac?

I had been using railmodeller (paid £40 a few years ago for it) but have not used it for about a year, I booted it up to find its no longer supported and won't open anymore. They have updated it to fix the issues but also moved it to the app store & won't let me upgrade - they want me to pay another £40 for it to work again :evil:

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else has an alternative they could recommend? Railmodeller do an express version but its limitations are starting to get in the way.

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Re: Mac track planning tools

Postby roganty » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:13 pm

http://www.traxeditor.com/
I've found this which is an online one, but it does need a little bit of getting used to, and I've not had great success in getting all the features to work.
It might work better on a different platform/browser.

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Re: Mac track planning tools

Postby Ironduke » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm

Xtrkcad has an OSX installer but I can't vouch for the user experience on a Mac. It's still my preferred railway design software but I may be behind the times.

http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/MacOSX
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Re: Mac track planning tools

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:17 pm

See Lumsdonia Links

Track planning (it needs updating) with http://www.haddonsoftware.com/emexinfo.html and railmodeller

Let me know which ones are Mac compatible and i will add that too!
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Re: Mac track planning tools

Postby Peterm » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:52 pm

I've got Empire Express. It only gives you lines but has got the correct dimensions for points and crossings. I used it but ended up going back to laying track and seeing how it looked.
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Re: Mac track planning tools

Postby Peterm » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:55 pm

Peterm wrote:I've got Empire Express. It only gives you lines but has got the correct dimensions for points and crossings. I used it but ended up going back to laying track and seeing how it looked.

Edit: Here's a link.
http://www.haddonsoftware.com/emexinfo.html
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Re: Mac track planning tools

Postby alex3410 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:05 am

Thanks for the suggestions guys i will have a look at them

Peterm wrote: I used it but ended up going back to laying track and seeing how it looked.


To be honest, this is what i will probably end up doing, i am just planning on doing open frame baseboards and will need a fairly good idea on the layout before i start to build them.

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Re: Mac track planning tools

Postby D605Eagle » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:58 am

TimberSurf wrote:See Lumsdonia Links

Track planning (it needs updating) with http://www.haddonsoftware.com/emexinfo.html and railmodeller

Let me know which ones are Mac compatible and i will add that too!

You need to add that Scarm is now payware if you use more than 100 track pieces.


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