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QUOTE (cmanvell @ 2 Feb 2008, 20:16) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Ditto me when I asked about Z. They do seem to be a very friendly lot and said it woudl take about 5 weeks to add it. My only problem is the lack of being able to have 3D views; maybe I am missing something. However, the price is very reasonable.
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Hi guys,

Personally I have been using Winrail for many years now and have no complaints.

I started with Winrail 3 and have gradually progressed to Winrail 7. I gather version 8 is out so will probably get that shortly.

It not only has N Gauge Code 80 but also Code 55 (Peco Fine Scale) in its track libraries plus Fleischman and Kato and can do 3D modelling. There are also libraries of structures including Ratio, Metcalfe etc. There is a free demo version on the web but you can't save any files you create. It might be worth you looking at though.

If you have a look at my entry in the newbie forum I have posted a jpeg file of the design I made with Winrail. That is something else that Winrail can do - create a picture file of your design.

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QUOTE (millsie @ 4 Feb 2008, 00:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>i have just downloaded the trial version and cant figure out how to lay track...i managed to get my baseboards in but after that iwas stuck!

Hi Millsie,

At the top of the Winrail screen are 2 rows of icons. If you place your curser over each icon you will get a brief description of what each one does. If you do not get the description click on Help and set the 'Display Item Description' option.

Next select your library i.e. which make and scale of trackwork to use. there will not be the full library in the demo version but I think the Peco Code 80 n gauge is there.

Use the white arrow icon to select the track item from the library then the blue downward facing arrow to place it on the board. To connect a point or another track section, select the item from the library but this time use the icon with 2 arrows (one facing horizontally and 1 facing vertically) to connect it to a piece of track already laid.

The 2 yellow icons are for connecting and shaping flexi-track.

That should get you going but come back if you need more help.

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