Featured Video: Recreating the Kato Unitrack H0 "Yard Job One" Layout

2021-12-10 10:00

This demonstration shows how to recreate the Kato Unitrack H0 sample layout "Yard Job One" in RailModeller Pro using only a (mediocre) image from the catalog.

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In this video, we also show how to

  • Use a simple baseboard to outline an area in the drawing canvas the layout will occupy
  • Import background images into a track plan
  • Use the Auto-colorize assistant to quickly colorize tracks in the layout to be easily distinguishable
  • Make use of built-in productivity boosters like the repeat function, drag-copy, and toggle the connected joint. well as using various other handy functions built into our track planning app.

Upcoming Changes to Community Layouts

2021-09-01 07:00

We will introduce a number of changes to our Community Layouts feature in the upcoming weeks.

In our ongoing effort to keep Community Layouts relevant to a majority of users we will step up our moderation efforts.
We will periodically ensure the community contains only layouts that had at least some user interaction within a couple of days.

As a consequence of a new European Union (EU) directive, namely the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market (Directive (EU) 2019/790) we are liable for content uploaded by our users. Since we cannot guarantee all potential copyright infringements (e.g. use of company logos or other content) are handled automatically all layouts containing images will soon no longer be available to users in the EU.

RailModeller Pro 6.4: Search, Point Editor & Improved Touch Bar Support

2021-06-24 09:00

The update to RailModeller Pro 6.4 is now shipping!
New features of our track planning app for macOS include:

  • Search the Library Catalog and Layouts
    The new search feature helps locating elements across the entire catalog of track libraries and the active layout document.
    Forgot which of the many Peco track systems contains the SL-108F part? Can't find that Kato Unitrack Bridge? Just open the search feature from the toolbar, enter name or description and let the app locate the library for you.
    Or you're wondering where in your gorgeous layout you've used that isolating track? No problem - switch the search target to your layout and let the app highlight all matching elements for you.

  • Point Editor
    We took the point editor from our upcoming Library Editor module and made it available in the sidebar so you can easily review and edit individual point coordinates of line and polygon elements as well as the corner points of baseboard elements.

  • Improved Touch Bar Support
    Many functions throughout the app have been extended to offer shortcuts when running on Macs with a Touch Bar: Preset zoom levels, parallel track distances, quick filter categories and more can be chosen with a tap on the Touch Bar for a streamlined workflow.

Other improvements in this update include

  • A new inspector for text elements showing the font and other statistics for the selection
  • Improvements to the Info inspector
  • Selections consisting of elements with multiple stroke or fill colors now show a multi-value indicator similar to e.g. Numbers
  • Smaller enhancements and bug fixes to Community Layouts
  • Improvements and bug fixes when managing the stock
  • Improvements and bug fixes in the custom key bindings editor
  • Fix for a rare issue where the app failed to start on some Macs

As always the latest update includes new as well as extended libraries for tracks and accessories.

RailModeller Pro 6.4 runs natively on Apple silicon Macs and Intel Macs.
The update requires macOS Sierra (10.12) or newer and is available exclusively on the Mac App Store.
Existing installations of RailModeller Pro are updated automatically by the Software Update mechanism of macOS.

Train Layouts 1.6 for iPadOS filters by tag, adds new sort modes

2021-05-03 09:00

The recent update to our Train Layouts app for iPadOS adds

  • New sort modes allowing to sort track plans by "Popular This Month", "Area (Smallest First)", "Area (Largest First)"
  • Layouts can now also be filtered by tag to e.g. show all layouts with any tracks made by Peco or Märklin, or list only track plans using the Tomix N track system

In addition the Profile image control in the tab bar indicates whether a user is currently logged into the community, and we have bundled some bug fixes and other minor improvements.

You can find out all about the Train Layouts app on our product page, now also featuring a brief video guiding you through the features of the app. We have also created a short clip demonstrating the recent update.

Train Layouts 1.6 requires iPadOS 12 or newer and is available on the App Store.