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3rd PlanIt Tutorial Part II Submitted

October 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Finally! It's finished! The submitted 3rd PlanIt Tutorial Part II has been put to the Model Railroad Hobbyist (MRH) editors task of parsing and pasting together the next segment of the series on track planning software. Actually, Joe Fugate will most likely be the one to review the 34 page double-spaced article and put all the avi screen captures and audio mp3 files together for the 9 multi-media segments, including 31 images. This segment will not appear until the April 2009 issue, and the original part I segment was completed over a year ago and it will appear in the premier issue of the Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine in January of 2009. See banner link for more on the FREE MRH online magazine.

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I am already working in the third segment which may leave room for one more piece or a fourth segment as I have started processing some ideas for a wrap-up segment. Some of the topics for the 3rd segment highlight advanced features such as modifying track segment properties once they are placed onto the layout plan including elevations and grades. We will also add buildings and structures to our layout plan with track placement considerations. We will also learn how to add terrain and contour features as well as water and backdrop features to the track plan and review them in 3-D view, and we will also add foliage and trees to the track plan.

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