Model Railway Design Program.

Discuss model railway topics and news that do not fit into other sections.
User avatar
Mountain
Posts: 4746
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:43 pm
Location: Somewhere in Wales, UK.

Model Railway Design Program.

Postby Mountain » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:17 am

Just out of interest, are there any of these things that will work on my tablet?

User avatar
End2end
Posts: 5163
Joined: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:58 pm
Location: At the end....... and sometimes at the other end

Re: Model Railway Design Program.

Postby End2end » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:45 am

I'm not sure but I think technically, it depends on the operating system. :mrgreen:
Image
Thanks
End2end
"St Blazey's" - The progress and predicaments.
Welcome‎
Planning
Building
St. Blazey's Works & Depot thread

kebang
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:59 am
Location: Bohol, Philippines

Re: Model Railway Design Program.

Postby kebang » Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:20 am

I'm pretty sure there are none, apart from those using the windows operating system. I used to have a very small dual pc (android/windows). The screen size was about that of a 9in tablet. I ran Anyrail on it, but the screen size made it pretty much impossible to do any serious designing on it. So what I am saying is a tablet sized screen is virtually unusable. :?

User avatar
Ironduke
Posts: 1173
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:04 am
Location: Ballarat Victoria Australia
Contact:

Re: Model Railway Design Program.

Postby Ironduke » Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:36 am

Regards
Rob

kebang
Posts: 478
Joined: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:59 am
Location: Bohol, Philippines

Re: Model Railway Design Program.

Postby kebang » Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:21 am

Wow!!!
Never seen that (Trax) program before! I.ve not downloaded it yet but I've checked out the info & it claims to run on any OS, Windows, Linux, Mac, Android etc. I've got an old 10 inch android tablet I'm not using (android version 7 I think). When I get a free hour or so I'll try to load it on that.
Thanks for that info Ironduke.

User avatar
GeraldH
Posts: 1002
Joined: Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:10 pm
Location: Isle of Ballybongle
Contact:

Re: Model Railway Design Program.

Postby GeraldH » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:35 am

XTrackCad works on Windows, Mac and Linux

http://xtrkcad-fork.sourceforge.net/Wikka/HomePage
Gerald H - BNR Correspondent :)

My layout: http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Fo ... hp?t=28854

User avatar
Ironduke
Posts: 1173
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 12:04 am
Location: Ballarat Victoria Australia
Contact:

Re: Model Railway Design Program.

Postby Ironduke » Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:04 am

kebang wrote:Never seen that (Trax) program before! I.ve not downloaded it yet


You don't download it, it runs completely online in a browser. As a test I tried to do a couple of plans in it but it just freezes up on me after while. However I can't tell if it's the site or the rubbish wi-fi on my laptop.

GeraldH wrote:XTrackCad works on Windows, Mac and Linux


I use Xtrackcad too but the question was
Mountain wrote:are there any of these things that will work on my tablet?
Regards
Rob

User avatar
Wolseley
Posts: 142
Joined: Sun May 22, 2016 8:19 am
Location: Hills District, Sydney, Australia

Re: Model Railway Design Program.

Postby Wolseley » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:21 pm

I use Railmodeller Pro, mainly because it's one of the few applications of this sort that can run on a Mac although, that said, it's also very good. They do have an app for iPads (I'm assuming that an iPad is the same sort of thing as a Tablet - forgive my computing ignorance if it isn't) that allows you to view existing plans, create shopping lists and a few other functions but not, at this stage, designing layouts although apparently a few people have requested this on their "wish list" page.

https://www.railmodeller.com/train-layouts-ipad.html


Return to “General Model Railway Discussion / News”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: roganty and 9 guests