• The Plug Track functions are experimental and still being developed. Some of the earlier pages of this topic are now out-of-date.

    For an updated overview of this project see this post.   For some practical modelling aspects of using Plug Track see The Book of Plug Track.

    Some pages of this and other topics include contributions from members who are creating and posting their own CAD designs for 3D printing and laser-cutting. Do not confuse them with Templot's own exported CAD files.

Plug Track

  1. Martin Wynne

    Plug Track - progress at last

    . I'm well chuffed. :) After messing about with ideas for 3D-printed track from Templot off and on for about 4 years now, today is a red-letter day for me. For the first time, I now have something actually usable on a model railway! Templot can now export files to create chairs and timbering...
  2. Martin Wynne

    The Book of Plug Track

    . The idea of this topic is to cover the practical use of the 3D file exports from Templot -- track-laying, printers, machines, materials, tools, polymers, CNC cutters, etc. For more about using the Templot software to create the 3D files, see...
  3. Martin Wynne

    Rail section settings (bullhead)

    . A simplified bullhead rail section is used programmatically in Plug Track. This is how it is dimensioned: The data is stored internally in equivalent full-size prototype inches. When shown in the custom dimensioning dialog above it is converted to model mm at the current model scale set on...
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  5. Martin Wynne

    CNC-milled timbers instead of laser-cut?

    . • Please be aware that Plug Track is still extremely experimental and in continuing development. There are various options you can now tinker about with, but very little which is as yet actually usable on your layout. @AndyB A laser cutter is large, expensive, and not very home-friendly...
  6. Martin Wynne

    Experimental Plug Track: 3D-printed, CNC-milled, laser-cut

    . This is a continuation from previous topics about the 3D printed track in development. I have moved it to a new forum section, so if you want to receive emails from this new Plug Track section, you will need to update your Watch settings accordingly. For how to do that, go to...