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Problem with altering track spacings.

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Tony W

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Hello Martin.
I have been trying to alter the basic timbering alignment of a crossover by adjusting the track spacing as I have done many times in the past, but on this occasion this did not work as expected.
On further investigation I discovered the following.
If I alter the track spacing to 45mm (P4 gauge) and create adjacent tracks, all is well.
However if I change the track spacing to 45.1mm and create adjacent tracks the end result has changed back to 45.0mm.
Even stranger, if I alter the track spacing to 45.2mm and create adjacent tracks the end result comes out at 45.33mm.
I have tried several versions from 232b to 236c and they all do the same.
My system runs Windows XP but I can't see that having a bearing on it.
Regards
Tony.
 
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Martin Wynne

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@Tony W

Hi Tony,

The dialog rounds the Way setting and track centres to the nearest prototype inch:

other_track_centres.png


To set and use some other centres, do not click the continue button. Instead, click the keep button to exit the dialog.

Sorry if this isn't clear or it is clunky working, I will have a look at making it more obvious.

cheers,

Martin.
 
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Tony W

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Ah, right.
The obvious button is not the one to click.
I just couldn't figure out what was going on.
It has been quite some time since I last used that option, certainly before the menu change.
Now I know its OK.
Sorry to drag you away from your printed trackwork.
Thanks.
Tony.
 
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Sorry to drag you away from your printed trackwork.

Hi Tony,

No problem. I've been thinking about the above dialog, and it is obviously in need of improvement. I will do something about it. :)

Thanks for drawing it to my attention.

cheers,

Martin.
 
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@Tony W

Hi Tony,

I have now changed the wording on the track spacing dialog:

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There is no actual change to any of the functions, just a bit more explanation of the dialog.

Will be in the next program update. Thanks again for reporting the issue.

cheers,

Martin.
 
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