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  1. My major request is for a symbol on track-joins to indicate whether 2 pieces of track are actually connected or merely very close. However, I would also really appreciate... select stretch (select all track attached to a piece of track) flip vertically flip horizontally rotate disconnect lock height. The following 3 programs are all very good track planning softwares. Maybe you could adopt some ideas from them. And or add the ability to import plans made by them at project start in 3DTS. AnyRail SCARM XtrkCad Thx
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    thx much appreciated
  3. I would like to make a request for Hornby and Bachman track to be added. Especially the crossings R614 and R615. Most other track can be substituted from PECO, but not these. Does anyone know if I can substitute these from other tracks? Sorry, I see I put this in wrong thread, but dont know how to move.
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    Hi Henry, negligible difference. still get misaligned tracks and trains returning on the worse ones. i think the switches also need changing, not just the crossings. nik
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    Hi Henry, Is there still a problem? Or another one? Are we still 'on' for the revised crossings/turnouts? Sorry if this is a 'nag' Nik
  6. i think there is something wrong with this the wheels dont touch the track when u pass in another cab. btw a lovely model otherwise. my favourite so far.
  7. excellent! many thx!
  8. I would like to add crewmen to locomotives. A partiular issue with steam locomotives. Odd seeing them proceed unmanned. I have tried... ---Pausing. ---Placing 2 people models in the cab at correct height. ---Merging into a fixed group. ---Unpausing. But the train zooms off leaving the 2 people immobile 20mm above the track. Nik
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    what is status? Nik
  10. I have huge quantities of track laid down. For now I would like it all at altitude zero. But there seems to be no way to achieve that. It seems to randomly change heights. I have tried with both 'automatic height adjustment' enabled and disabled. I have tried grouping sections of track and setting altitude to zero (z in properties). but they all change different amounts. i think from earlier setting to zero. it will be a big task to change all individually. or relay the whole layout.
  11. nikfincher

    Hornby and Bachman track

    I am assuming this means it can be done. Hooray and thanks for all the hard work all of you have put in. You will probably find it useful for when you do Bachman also. And maybe review Peco again. I am less certain about that. But all 3 are supposed to be inter-operable. ( and are often used in conjunction in the UK as far as I know). I am less concerned about these because I shall work exclusively in Hornby. But I suspect many of your future customers will be. Thx again! Nik
  12. Can I suggest you have a thread group called... Suggestions, Requests, Feedback. And to start it can I request that locomotive properties include... "Restore changed switches" (ie after unlocking and passing) And maybe, but not so important to me... "Reverse passed switches"
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    can the problem be addressed by having 2 versions? either of affected pieces only, or the whole set? Nik
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    yes that is what i would like! :-)
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    yuk dont like that at all. having to use flex track where standard should work. and two different lengths. i thought giving you the exact standard length would cure this. 6 and 5/8 = 6.625 inches = 168.275mm
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    Hi Henry & Vermanus, Are the switches and crossings being fixed? Below is another demo of problem. 2 switches and 1 crossing stop trains passing at end of quadruple run of straight. 2 other things. a. on this picture you will see it says update failed, click here. when i do so it takes me to the download page forif you newly get the software. Is this correct? my computer tells me I have already downloaded. b. Can I request the Hornby track R636 double level crossing. even if only displaying track. The reason is that this piece is very useful for setting the 'correct' width, 67mm, between straights. to match up with the correct width, 67mm. between different radius curves. Thx Nik
  17. thx quackster. i dont understand german but this has given me some clues where to look.
  18. nikfincher

    Hornby and Bachman track

    this page gives the standard length as 6 and 5/8 inches. which is 168.275mm http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/1999_1_106717291.html
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    ditto for this. https://jonscaife.com/model-rail/track-geometries-for-00-gauge-hornby-setrack/ nik
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    have you looked at this and does it help? http://www.hornby.com/media/pdf/Track-Geometry-PDF.pdf
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    I am pretty certain that the terms 'quarter', 'double' are 'notional'. The exact lengths are 38, 168, 335, 670. I live in Indonesia with no access to the actual track. So I shall do a web search to see if I can find out more. Nik
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    thanks Vermanus. Does that mean we cannot have 'fitting together' Hornby track?
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    I am reaally puzzled. the problem seems to be with the non-168mm parts of switches and crossings. but it seems sometimes they fit, sometimes too short, sometimes too long. hope you are able to resolve.
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    Hi Henry, see this link for details and detailed pics of hornby track note that the straights are merely lip-service to quarter, standard etc. measurements are different. 38,168, 335, 670 http://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/Model Railway/Track.htm R610 Quarter straight (38mm) 38 R600 Standard Straight (168mm) 168 R601 Double Straight (335mm) 335 R603 Long Straight (670mm) 670 Hope this helps. the pics should help for crossings and switches.
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    Hornby and Bachman track

    thanks Henry and Vermanus. i dont speak German so dont know what was said. i tried the diagram for crossings not swiches. and it does not seem to work. below is a segment of what i am trying to do. in AnyRail. note circles indicating a successful join.
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