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  • Jeff Masiello
    Howdy all, Jeff the newbie here again. I ve been looking through catalogues for a template to help me design my layout but I can t find one in either marlin or
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 5, 1999
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      Howdy all,
      Jeff the newbie here again. I've been looking through catalogues for a
      template to help me design my layout but I can't find one in either marlin
      or MT. Do they make them? if not how did you get around the issues and
      design a layout? I can't afford to buy a bunch of pieces of track and "play"
      with them till they look nice.
      Thanks,
      Jeff

      PS. I really appreciate the mature and informative attitude of this group.
      I've been in a lot of groups where ppl are very sensative and seem like they
      want to be offended. You all read the posts and reply with good solid
      information and I just wanted to say thank you.
    • Ole.Rosted@xxxxxxx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
      ... Marklin has a Z template for drawing and a Z track planning kit, consisting of tracks in 1:2 size. I do not know how good the template is, but DO NOT BUY
      Message 2 of 5 , Nov 5, 1999
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        On Fri, 05 Nov 1999 15:01:29 -0500, you wrote:

        >From: Jeff Masiello <neonflux@...>
        >
        >Howdy all,
        >Jeff the newbie here again. I've been looking through catalogues for a
        >template to help me design my layout but I can't find one in either marlin
        >or MT. Do they make them?

        Marklin has a Z template for drawing and a Z track planning kit,
        consisting of tracks in 1:2 size.

        I do not know how good the template is, but DO NOT BUY the planning
        kit!!

        I'm using a software track planning system called RAILWAYS. It is DOS
        and a little akward to use, but it is freeware and reasonable good.

        I got it on http://perso.club-internet.fr/sebmarch

        (CORRECTION: I have just visited the site - the new ver. 4.0.0 is now
        shareware!!)

        Other software for trackplanning exist: tx. WINRAIL and WINTRACK

        At the moment I don't remember these URLs

        regards Ole Rosted, Denmark
      • Thomas Habrik
        Jeff Marklin has a Schablone . A small plastic thing with all the tracks on it. Not very precise, but enough for the first smaller layout. Second thing is a
        Message 3 of 5 , Nov 7, 1999
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          Jeff
          Marklin has a 'Schablone'. A small plastic thing with all the tracks on it. Not very precise, but enough for the first smaller layout.
          Second thing is a PC program. There seem to be a couple of specialists on the list because there was a note about a couple of days ago.
          Thomas

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          From: Jeff Masiello <neonflux@...>
          Subject: [z_scale] Templates
          Date: 05/11/1999 20:01:29
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          From: Jeff Masiello <neonflux@...>

          Howdy all,
          Jeff the newbie here again. I've been looking through catalogues for a template to help me design my layout but I can't find one in either marlin or MT. Do they make them? if not how did you get around the issues and design a layout? I can't afford to buy a bunch of pieces of track and "play" with them till they look nice.
          Thanks,
          Jeff

          PS. I really appreciate the mature and informative attitude of this group. I've been in a lot of groups where ppl are very sensative and seem like they want to be offended. You all read the posts and reply with good solid information and I just wanted to say thank you.

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        • Glenn and Sandy Stiska
          Hi Jeff, Marklin made a spiral bound MiniClub Colored Picture Layout Planning Book # 0290 & 0292 .It is a 2 Book Set, very nicely detailed with 16 fold-out
          Message 4 of 5 , Nov 7, 1999
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            Hi Jeff,

            Marklin made a spiral bound MiniClub Colored Picture Layout Planning
            Book # 0290 & 0292 .It is a 2 Book Set, very nicely detailed with 16
            fold-out Layouts and directions for hooking up all Marklin accessories.
            Each pictured layout has the actual track numbers of the entire plan. You
            could use an entire layout or any part you wish. It is out of print now but
            we do have one for sale. If you are interested, please let us know.

            Best regards,
            Glenn and Sandy Stiska
            Largo, Florida

            ----- Original Message -----
            From: Thomas Habrik <Thomas_Habrik@...>
            To: <z_scale@onelist.com>
            Sent: Sunday, November 07, 1999 1:55 PM
            Subject: Re:[z_scale] Templates


            From: Thomas Habrik <Thomas_Habrik@...>

            Jeff
            Marklin has a 'Schablone'. A small plastic thing with all the tracks on it.
            Not very precise, but enough for the first smaller layout.
            Second thing is a PC program. There seem to be a couple of specialists on
            the list because there was a note about a couple of days ago.
            Thomas

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            From: Jeff Masiello <neonflux@...>
            Subject: [z_scale] Templates
            Date: 05/11/1999 20:01:29
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            From: Jeff Masiello <neonflux@...>

            Howdy all,
            Jeff the newbie here again. I've been looking through catalogues for a
            template to help me design my layout but I can't find one in either marlin
            or MT. Do they make them? if not how did you get around the issues and
            design a layout? I can't afford to buy a bunch of pieces of track and "play"
            with them till they look nice.
            Thanks,
            Jeff

            PS. I really appreciate the mature and informative attitude of this group.
            I've been in a lot of groups where ppl are very sensative and seem like they
            want to be offended. You all read the posts and reply with good solid
            information and I just wanted to say thank you.

            Small iZ Beautiful!

            Small iZ Beautiful!
          • Dieter_Mac_Nolte@xxxxxxxx.xxxxx.x.xxxxx)
            Dear Jeff, I do know how you feel. Having all these nice looking locos and cars, the tracks and turnouts, but no idea, how they may fit. Here is my learning
            Message 5 of 5 , Nov 7, 1999
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              Dear Jeff,

              I do know how you feel. Having all these nice looking locos and cars, the tracks
              and turnouts, but no idea, how they may fit.

              Here is my learning curve:

              - To play with, there is a nice package of plastic tracks and accessoirs from
              Maerklin (No. 0232 Gleisplanspiel), you can use to find out the (about) right
              track layout. I used it just for playing around to get ideas.
              - There is available also a template from Maerklin (No. 0212 Gleisplan-
              Zeichenschablone). I used it only at the beginning. It is not accurate, if you
              do not use it very, very carefully. It is at a scale 1:5, so you know what I
              mean.
              - Then I purchased from Maerklin a booklet 'Gleisanlagenbuch' (track layout
              booklet, No. 0294). There I found ideas of nice layouts, which I followed.
              I did some amendments, using my engineering skills and knowledge, how to find in
              the books the relevant formulae on geometry. When I later checked my so created
              layouts with the computer programms (see below) I was not too far off, just
              Millimeters. The rule "1+1=2" seems to bee still ok :-).
              - The final step was the purchase of a computer program to create my own layouts
              and matching strikt matching rules of tracks. This was it!! I use it now as the
              sole tool to imagine layouts. There are several companies offering this tool.
              All have their merrits and disadvantages. It is a matter of taste, which one to
              choose.

              I do hope, this story may help you.

              Howdy

              Dieter




              Jeff Masiello schrieb:
              > From: Jeff Masiello <neonflux@...>
              >
              > Howdy all,
              > Jeff the newbie here again. I've been looking through catalogues for a
              > template to help me design my layout but I can't find one in either marlin
              > or MT. Do they make them? if not how did you get around the issues and
              > design a layout? I can't afford to buy a bunch of pieces of track and "play"
              > with them till they look nice.
              > Thanks,
              > Jeff
              >
              > PS. I really appreciate the mature and informative attitude of this group.
              > I've been in a lot of groups where ppl are very sensative and seem like they
              > want to be offended. You all read the posts and reply with good solid
              > information and I just wanted to say thank you.
              >
              > > Small iZ Beautiful!
              >

              Dieter W. Nolte
              E-Mail Dieter_Mac_Nolte@...
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