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Track Vector Graphics

Postby dvdouden » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:20 pm

So I got a bit fed up waiting for my order to arrive (impatient much? :lol: ), fired up InkScape, and started drawing a bunch of track pieces in 1:1 scale.

Printed a bunch of them on thick paper (160 g/m2), cut them out with an X-acto knife and played around a bit to get a feel for the scale of things.

Here is the SVG file for anyone to use as you see fit. You can view (and print?) it from your browser. If you want to edit it you can use a program like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape, so you can make multiple copies of the track pieces you're interested in and print them.

For some reason adding the sleepers to the bends now crashes Inkscape and I can't be bothered to add them by hand. The 30 and 90 degrees crossings aren't missing, but I don't think I've seen photo's of anyone actually using them? The 15 degree bends are missing as well, but that's just a matter of cutting the 30 degrees ones in half ;)

Anyway, this way you can lay out a complete track without fiddling with an editor or spending loads of cash (hey, I'm Dutch, what else do you expect?)
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Re: Track Vector Graphics

Postby dkightley » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:56 pm

Are you aware of AnyRail?? This track layout design program does have T gauge tracks in it's library.

https://www.anyrail.com/en
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Re: Track Vector Graphics

Postby dvdouden » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:41 am

Anyrail looks good but is Windows only :( I've tried the web based Trax editor, it also supports T, but I found it difficult to get a good feeling on the scale of things. (And making major changes to the layout was a bit annoying)

In the end, nothing beats holding "actual" pieces of track in your fingers :)
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Re: Track Vector Graphics

Postby dvdouden » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:01 am

And it's great for showing off to colleagues :lol:
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