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Old 09-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Smile 3DTrains: ScaleRail Update

An update is now available for all versions of ScaleRail (default, ATSF, SP, freeware and HR editions) that adds super elevation and other parameters for use in RailWorks. The files can be downloaded from the following thread at 3DTrains.com:

ScaleRail Download Thread (requires forum registration)

Some of the changed or added values include:
  • Max cant angle degrees: 6
  • Curve to angle percent: 10
  • Line unevenness: 5
In order for SE to work properly you must have laid (or are in the process of laying) your track using easements curves. Otherwise, you may find strange and horrible kinks at the entrances and exits of curves. SE works best when using the "Passenger" line type, but its broad curvature makes it inconvenient in some circumstances. If you find you can't get the correct curvature, changing the "Mainline track limits, Min radius" value from "483" to "111" works great, and the line speed should be sufficient to give the desired results for most North American freight track types. If you're modeling a commuter line, increase the "Curve to angle percent" in the TrackRules from "10" to "30" or more.

Let me know if there are any issues with download and use of these files.

Cheers!
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads-up, is there a newsletter I've missed? Good luck for me still looking in here regularly.

Edit. Has there also been changed something in the optics or is it just the trackrules you deliver with the tracks?

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads-up, is there a newsletter I've missed? Good luck for me still looking in here regularly.

Edit. Has there also been changed something in the optics or is it just the trackrules you deliver with the tracks?
No newsletter, and the only change thus far is to the track rules - something I've been meaning to update for months!

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Old 09-05-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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An update is now available for all versions of ScaleRail (default, ATSF, SP, freeware and HR editions) that adds super elevation and other parameters for use in RailWorks. The files can be downloaded from the following thread at 3DTrains.com:

ScaleRail Download Thread (requires forum registration)

Some of the changed or added values include:
  • Max cant angle degrees: 6
  • Curve to angle percent: 10
  • Line unevenness: 5
In order for SE to work properly you must have laid (or are in the process of laying) your track using easements curves. Otherwise, you may find strange and horrible kinks at the entrances and exits of curves. SE works best when using the "Passenger" line type, but its broad curvature makes it inconvenient in some circumstances. If you find you can't get the correct curvature, changing the "Mainline track limits, Min radius" value from "483" to "111" works great, and the line speed should be sufficient to give the desired results for most North American freight track types. If you're modeling a commuter line, increase the "Curve to angle percent" in the TrackRules from "10" to "30" or more.

Let me know if there are any issues with download and use of these files.

Cheers!
Marc - 3DTrains.com
Is casual user will benefit from update. I have payware "scalerail"

Thank,s.

Jack.
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Old 09-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #5
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Thanks for the head-up. I will download.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:52 AM   #6
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Where do you get the freeware version?

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:37 PM   #7
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Thanks for headsup, will download now.

Low Res Freeware Version plus the update from link below Hymek

http://3dtrains.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=17128
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:28 AM   #8
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I have Cajon Pass which has Scale Rail track.
Would this new pack overwrite that track and cause problems ?

Thanks

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Old 08-03-2013, 09:02 AM   #9
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Is that a different version of Cajon than the Steam one Peter, think only payware route I have that uses scale rail is Frazer and Cariboo. Most of the Allaboard routes I have use 3DTrains Scale Road and Rural Landscapes though.

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Old 08-03-2013, 10:42 AM   #10
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Hi Budge4,

I'm not sure. I downloaded the Free versions of Scale Rail and applied them to the Cajon Pass route that came with Railworks 3.

Not sure if the new version would overwrite the old version but cause problems with the transition.

I think I will stick with the version I have.

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Old 08-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #11
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Peter, AFAIK the new version of Scale Rail will over write the old version, but shouldn't be any problems. You could always clone the route and give it a try.

IIRC, I updated the older Cajon route with the payware Scale rail and it worked just fine. I have all the Hi Rez 3D Trains stuff.
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