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Hi All:

I'm trying to learn how to use the KATO track planning template that I just bought but I'm lost already on day one.  The instructions that it is "designed to 1/10 mm scale".  I've NO idea what that means!  As I'm working on Phase One of my layout it's kinda important that I learn what to do.

My initial Phase will be about 4'x4' (or possibly 4'x6' and I want to plan it out correctly before I begin construction.
Any (all) help and suggestions will be taken to heart.


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Hi Mark
Not sure about the Kato track planning tool, but there is a free track planning tool that you can download that does have Kato track (both HO and N scale) in its list of manufactures. It is called 'Anyrail' I have used it successfully. The free download allows you to lay 50 pieces. If you want to do more you have to buy the software. I just did mine in sections and stuck them together.

It might be available somewhere on this forum as I seem to recall it was discussed some years back.

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Yep.  I've used Anyrail, Bob.

It's very good.

I liked it so much, I bought the company - no, wait . . . that was Remington.  :oops:

Anyway, Anyrail is very good.  :thumbs



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Thanks guys, I'll check out Anyrail.
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Anyrail seems to be PC only and I just [went over to the Dark Side] got an Apple.  Thanks for the tip.MansetMark



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Hi Mark

I run SCARM which is similar to Anyrail and is also a windows program, on a Linux (Ubuntu) system using Wine.

https://www.winehq.org/

There is a Wine version for macOS 10.8 and higher, which could be worth investigating.



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Excellent.  I'll check it out.MM



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