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  • 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 1 of 5 , Nov 5, 1999
      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 2 of 5 , Nov 7, 1999
        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 3 of 5 , Nov 7, 1999
          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 4 of 5 , Nov 7, 1999
            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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