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  1. automatic connection by reverse loop(s), single or double tracks

    I really don't know why, but built reverse loops can be tricky. Could be nice, to simply click one or two parallel track ends and a loop is implemented automatically.

    14 votes
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  2. Custom location for the stock file

    I run RailModeller Pro on two computers.
    Sharing a layout on iCloud is easy but I would also like to share the stock file.

    21 votes
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  3. Sticky Comments attached to Elements or Locations

    There are existing notes and comments boxes attached to the Layout Plan as a whole and visible under the Document Tab.

    What I would like to see are pop-up notes/comments that can be attached to individual elements and/or to x,y locations on layouts.

    Notes like the ones most Word Processors let you attach to words or phrases in texts and which most Spreadsheets let you attach to cells in sheets by right-clicking and choosing insert comment.

    1 vote
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  4. Display Curvature information on flex track

    When selecting a piece of flex track would like to see in the Info panel the smallest radius of the selected piece of Flex Track. Currently there is NO information on radius at all.

    26 votes
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  5. Save/restore selections like PhotoShop, Affinity

    ..for complex selections like track segments or other ranges of tracks it would be handy to store a selection of tracks to restore it a while later while editing other things or switching (or hiding or locking) a layer in a complex layout.

    Other advanced tools like Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop and Affinity Designer or Photo make this possible with a “Select” –> “Save Selection” function.

    14 votes
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  6. Side-view of y-axis

    It would help for l-shaped layouts to have a side-view not only for x-axis, but also for y-axis. It could be placed e.g. on the left side of the main screen.

    4 votes
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  7. Keep the parts and stock window in foreground when the app goes into background

    The parts and stock window are hidden when the app goes
    into background. This is annoying when you try to order your part list on a webshop in the webbrowser. Then the part list is hidden.

    3 votes
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  8. T-TRAK modules for N scale (actual size..)

    The T-TRAK standards has modules for simple and corner shape

    'Single module size for N-Scale is 12 1⁄8 inches (310 mm) wide by 8 1⁄4 inches (210 mm) deep. Depth of a straight module can be up to the size of a corner module (usually 14 3⁄8 inches (370 mm)). Depth is often 12 inches (300 mm), 13 inches (330 mm), or 14 inches (360 mm) inches, rather than the full size of a corner module. This allows more space for scenery, and does not crowd the center of the table. Corner modules are 14 3⁄8 inches (370 mm) square'

    25 votes
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  9. Snap-on items

    About items such as the Märklin 7391 or 7389 buffer stops that clip on the rails, but that are not tracks per se, it would still be nice if there was a way to have then snap on to the track (any position for a buffer) and stay connected when we move the track.

    Just groupping the elements is not really a good solution, since there are transformations (movements) that change the relative position of the grouped elements, and since that also prevents some operations on the track (since the group is identified as an heterogeneous group).

    This could apply…

    16 votes
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  10. Print section of entire track layout

    Original Feature Request (German):

    Ich habe damit begonnen eine relativ große Modellbahnanlage zu planen / bauen (siehe Anlage)
    Leider kann ich beim Ausdrucken des Planes keinen Teilbereich auswählen, es wird immer die komplette Zeichnungsfläche dargestellt.
    Bei einer Anlage dieser Größe ist es aber meines Erachtens dringend notwendig nur Teilbereiche zu drucken.
    Eine Beschränkung auf die nur sichtbaren Ebenen bringt keine Abhilfe da der Zeichnungsbereich ja entsprechend groß ist.
    Ist es möglich eine entsprechende Funktion zu entwickeln, wäre sehr hilfreich.

    64 votes
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  11. The length of each rail on slot tracks (lanes)

    Currently we can't see the length of each rail tracks, it is important have a balanced track to run the races.

    10 votes
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  12. Simulation Mode

    This would be a huge amount of work no doubt and take the app in a new direction. But to fully plan your layout and its operation not just the position of tracks it makes sense to me.

    The ability to have trains actually run on your layouts so you can get a feel for how your layouts run.

    Inputs and outputs, with the ability to hook up to DCC software like JMRI or Rocrail adds a huge new dimension in planning your layouts.

    A basic simulation with crude 3d representation of assets would all that would be required for…

    70 votes
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  13. Bridges

    Like adding tunnels to tracks it would be useful to also add bridges to a track (section)

    87 votes
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  14. Library Editor

    I would like to be able to design new track components and add them to my personal library. The most complicated component would be a switch. I am buliding handlaid narrow gauge track using stub switches. How do I put my designs into my library? Just for off the wall, suppose I had a 4'8.5" inch gauge layout. My switches would all be custom. So it I'm BNSF and wanted to use this software to lay out a new yard, how would I do it?

    111 votes
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  15. More options for custom baseboard

    When designing a custom baseboard it is often difficult to draw perpendicular and parallel lines because you can only select the options length and straight while editing a line. The option to lock the line at 0 ( x-axes) or 90 degrees (y-axis) ( or even at ... degrees ) would make the design of the baseboard much easier and exact.

    18 votes
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  16. Streets

    From our backlog:

    Street Elements (dynamic)
    - include options for customizing
    * center strip (double, color)
    * number of lanes
    * width of lane

    Optionally handle crossings with other roads, heights

    77 votes
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  17. Automatic calculation of clearances

    Clearances around track follow specific rules

    https://www.nmra.org/sites/default/files/standards/sandrp/pdf/s-7_2012.02.pdf

    https://www.morop.org/index.php/fr/nem-normes.html

    It would be nice if RM could automatically calculate them and show a shaded area around the tracks. This would help a lot in planning buildings and other structures not to interfere with proper track operation. I think this is an essential part of track planning. Since this can all be mathematically calculated with simple formulas, it should not be so hard.

    31 votes
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  18. Grade Kato Double Track

    The ability to to grade Kato N (an HO I am sure) scale double track pieces and super elevated track sections. Not being able to do so is a huge barrier in my design.

    3 votes
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  19. Model baseboard topography (Terrain modelling)

    Some way that the topography of the baseboard can be changed from just flat so that the user can model hills/cliffs/valleys etc on their layout

    58 votes
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  20. Direction of Travel markers

    Some way of indicating intended direction of travel along a given section of track.

    52 votes
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