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  1. Rolling Stock Inventory

    macOS lacks a true model railroad rolling stock inventory program, and RailModeller would be a perfect fit, as it could piggyback off of the existing Track Stock database already built into the program. The existing database already keeps track of:
    Name
    Part Number
    Manufacturer
    Price

    Rolling stock would just need some additional values to keep track of:
    -Photo
    -Stock type (Steam locomotive/Electric locomotive/diesel locomotive/Hi-Railer/passenger car/freight car/caboose/custom value)
    -Length
    -Height
    -Minimum radius curve support
    -Operating options (conventional/DCC/DCS/TMCC/Legacy/custom)
    -Year manufacturered
    -Year acquired
    -MSRP
    -Price paid
    -Custom notes
    -Custom weblink (ie more info, link to manufacturer site, etc)

    It would be up to…

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  2. Some of The Tillig Elite new range of dual gauge, standard / Narrow gauge in the HO library. Thanks for considering it.

    Whilst you can create dual gauge track by overplaying track segments from different libraries, it is a bit of a pain, especially when moving bits around. Not exactly an essential but as dual gauge track& turnouts are available it would be nice to have a few basic items in a library.

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    Thanks for the feedback!

    Multi-gauge tracks are an exotic and rare variety of track offered by only 1-2 vendors on the market.

    Due to the great changes required to the app to support these exotic tracks we don’t plan to support them in the foreseeable future.

  3. ability to create inventory of building

    In North America kits by Walthers and Woodland Scenics are used to name two manufacturers. I can create shapes that represent the dimensions but I can't save them with a name and have them show up in the parts list. I would like to see this feature. Other Windows apps have this feature,

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  4. Templates for benchwork

    Include libraries for benchwork modules such as those from Sievers.

    https://www.sieversbenchwork.com

    and/or ability to create own library from 'shapes'.

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    At this point it’s to specialized to add these items for all users of the app, however the upcoming Library Editor is specifically targeting the creation of any custom libraries you’d like to use for your personal planning!

  5. One view in the parts list, which shows you both the ammount of tracks in your stock AND those which still needed

    The separate views in the parts list is good. But you need to select the parts you have planned on your layout vs. the tracks that are missing and need to be purchased. It would be great to have also a view which shows in addition in the same view, what is already in your stock. E.g. something like "planned in layout", "in your stock", "need to be ordered". At the moment I need to do this separately in an excel sheet.

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  6. Ability to adjust height over switches and crossings

    Current switches and crossings are not allowed to have a gradient. In real life they have, this is especially necessary to run railroad cars over the hump

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  7. The ability to move tracks along their central axis rather than along the global axes

    Right now you can use the arrow keys to move a track piece along the X or Y axes precisely. It'd be fantastic to be able to move a track piece that is at a θ° angle as if an axis went right through the center of the track, parallel to the direction of the track. That would allow one to move the bumpers at the ends of a ladder, but still keep the bumpers aligned with the switches so that one could use the "connect with sectional track" feature.

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  8. I would like to see more buildings from all makers i.e. Hornby, Peco, etc all scales.

    building and / or kits as shown in catalogues by all makers.

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    Thanks for the feedback -
    due to the sheer amount of accessories available out there in all model scales this is currently not feasible. However, we will soon make the Library Editor available to all users empowering users to create their own libraries of accessories.

    We are also constantly expanding the TruScale accessory libraries with buildings and other accessories available in all model scales!

  9. Better overview of planned requests

    There are some requests on this site that are planned more than 4 years ago. I know that good testing of new features is necessary but if a planned option after 4 year still isn't available i ask myself if it ever will be.
    Ik think a better overview of the needed time to implement an option would be necessary.

    Don't get me wrong, i love the application and the frequent bug updates.

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  10. 2 additional H0 biblios: Weinert Mein Gleis & Hobby-Ecke Schumacher

    I am missing Weinert Mein Gleis and Hobby-Ecke Schumacher in the bibliotheques for H0 tracks.

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    We’ve contacted Weinert in the past and they were not interested in providing the specs to their turnouts so there’s nothing we can do without any data..

    Kits (Hobby-Ecke) are not currently supported.

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  12. Improve image import to correct scale after import

    After importing image one should be able to select two points on photo and say what distance (real life) between points. This should then convert to correct scale and size the image to right size.

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  13. A Layout level Track Library

    I am working on a layout that uses both Tomix Tram pieces and standard Fine Trax pieces.

    What I would like is to be able merge those bits from track sets that I want into a quick reference set.

    So, I would have:

    Create a Worksheet palette. In that I can select track sets.

    Afterwards I can pieces from the selected tracksets or any other, to the item list.

    It saves me swapping from one track set to another and for a bigger layout can save quite a bit of time! This isn't the first time I've wanted this!

    Thanks,

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  14. Highlight needed track parts in layout

    Would like to be able to show in different colors on the layout the track that is already in your inventory and the track that is needed to complete the layout.

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  15. A printable parts list.

    One can download the parts list as a .csv list, but can't just print the list. The .csv file doesn't have any column labels nor totals. Is it possible to use the Mac print function to print the Parts List?

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    This is already possible with just one additional step:

    In order to print a shopping list you can export the Part List to the Clipboard or a text file and print it in e.g. Pages or Text Edit (or Numbers).

    The latter apps offer many options to customize how the part list is printed and at this point we think this offers superior functionality so we’d rather not duplicate the same functionality in our apps.

  16. Aluminium Profile (e.g. 20x20, 40x40 System Bosch, System Item)

    While building my 6th Model Railroad in my live, I've reasonable switched from wooden frame/rib building. Now, I'm using aluminium profile for the module's base frame.

    Maybe you can also extend the Frame-Library with several aluminium profile items? There are several systems, but most of them uses metric 20x20mm, 20x40mm a.s.o... Next to the flexible length of the profile elements, there are several brackets, angle elements, hinges and many more fastening elements.

    See www.item24.de for example.

    Would be glad to build the base layout with aluminium profiles soon.

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    It seems to be too specialized to make sense adding these items for all users of the app, however the upcoming Library Editor is specifically targeting the creation of any custom libraries you’d like to use for your personal planning!

  17. Rotating pictures a certain number of degrees

    If a picture of a floor plan (station or building) is added to the layout you can only rotate it 90 degrees. My station is rotated for 52 degrees so i would like the option to rotate the floor plan of the station also 52 degrees

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    The image processing operations built into the app are limited to rotating images by 90 degrees and resizing images.

    Please use dedicated image processing apps for more advanced editing operations (cropping, rotating by arbitrary degrees, contrast, color processing, ..) before importing images.

    Thank you!

  18. Please add HOn3 Gauge track. 3 foot narrow gauge is the most common USA narrow Gauge.

    Please add HOn3 Gauge track. 3 foot narrow gauge is the most common USA narrow Gauge. Switches and Track are manufactured by http://microengineering.com/index.htm Peco, Shinohara and http://blackstonemodels.com/track/protraxx.php

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    Thanks -
    Track libraries are updated continuously.

    Our track libraries are tracked internally as we depend on external sources (vendors) not under our control. We’ll investigate if we’re able to get all specs required to create libraries for the manufacturers you’ve listed.

    Cheers!

  19. Correct length of turnout

    If you select a piece of track including a turnout than the given length is not correct. The length of the turnout is the sum of both directions. When using for example iTrain the entered lengths for turnouts are not correct, so you have to measure the actual sizes itself. This is my experience with Peco track. I would like to see the proper length depending on the selected route.

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    Thanks for the feedback -

    as this would require a significant amount of work and didn’t attract votes or comments this feature request is closed in favor of features beneficial to a majority of our user base.

  20. Specify line width for drawing and printing elements

    If the line width would be adjustable for the printing or drawing of objects (rails - middle line, polygons,...), then an 1:1 printout could be used for self builded tracks.
    This would also be fine for the upcoming railset editor ;-)

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    Feature request grooming:

    Removing suggestions w/o much traction/votes in 12+ months

    (This request would also most likely be covered by an adjustable track-bed width feature currently on long term our to-do list)

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