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Online Video List

This is a list of all the Templot videos online. Click the links to watch the video in a new browser tab.

Most of the videos are silent. Those marked  audio  have a spoken commentary or other sound track.

Many of the silent videos will pause at intervals so that you can read the text information displayed. Click on the video when you are ready to continue.

For the best online viewing quality, click the HD > Original setting at the bottom right of the video, if it is present.

Some of the videos are marked "scruff" meaning that they were created very quickly in response to topics on the Templot Club user forum, without any final editing to remove mouse fumbles and mis-clicks.

See also the video recordings of the live demo sessions with spoken commentary: Live Demo Archive  audio .

Members of the Templot Club user forum (free to join) can also watch video recordings of online Zoom meetings about using Templot  audio .
And shorter unedited recordings of ad hoc Zoom discussions  audio .

video date
A simple run-round loop   18m:44s    audio 
Basic Templot methods to create a simple branch terminus with a run-round loop.
May 30, 2023
Diamond-crossing in transition curve   7m:50s    audio 
How to put a diamond-crossing through a transition curve.
Feb 23, 2023
Scruff video - a slip crossover and some basic Templot methods   2m:34s
A quick demo of some of the basic working methods in Templot and how to insert a single-slip crossover.
June 19, 2022
Get a map from the web   35m:29s    audio 
How to get an historic map from the web and use it as a background guide to track planning.
May 26, 2022
Inside Half-Scissors   20m:48s    audio 
How to create an inside half-scissors using partial templates.
May 20, 2022
Irregular single slip   14m:14s
How to add slip roads when the make slip function is not available.
May 29, 2015
revised April 07, 2021
Live Demo 001 - unedited recording   2h:06m:27s    audio 
Making a crossover between non-concentric tracks; basic timber shoving; the control template and stored templates.
Mar 27, 2021
Measuring things   2m:54s
How to use the measuring tools in Templot.
Mar 21, 2021
Scruff video - make simple link and insert turnout   1m:15s
Inserting a turnout in a simple link track.
Feb 28, 2021
Scruff video - improvised symmetrical Y-turnout   2m:59s
How to improvise a symmetrical Y-turnout using an irregular half-diamond template, and a separate switch front.
Nov 14, 2020
Fan of sidings for a fiddle yard   2m:05s
Nov 08, 2020
Rolling rails at template boundaries   9m:38s    audio 
How to preserve sleeper spacings and rail joint positions across a series of template boundaries.
Oct 06, 2020
Live Demo Recording 26 September 2020 CLIP C   28m:37s    audio 
Oct 05, 2020
Live Demo Recording 26 September 2020 CLIP B   14m:47s    audio 
Sep 29, 2020
Live Demo Recording 26 September 2020 CLIP A   15m:58s    audio 
Sep 29, 2020
jerry_return_curve   35s
Sep 21, 2020
dummy_vehicle_clearance   24s
Aug 20, 2020
pick_place   1m:03s
Aug 15, 2020
3_way_turntable   1m:59s
Aug 10, 2020
gordon_resize   54s
Jul 25, 2020
ts_stock_exit_joint   22s
Jul 09, 2020
Creating a mimic control panel in Templot   3m:01s
How to use the sketchboard in Templot to convert a track plan into a control panel or signal box diagram. Click HD > Original above for best viewing. On widescreen monitors set 80% page zoom for best results. If you have Templot installed on this computer, you can click the Download button below to watch in best image quality.
Jun 19, 2020
sb_align_items   39s
Jun 19, 2020
saving_mecbox_ok   1m:32s
Jun 07, 2020
Rotate duplicated group   51s
How to group, duplicate and rotate templates. Rotation takes place around the current location of the notch, so set that in a suitable location first. To keep the templates in alignment the notch would usually be on a track centre-line, before rotating by 180 degrees.
May 30, 2020
Saunderton   6m:58s
A scruff video showing how to create a small wayside station.
May 12, 2020
Turnout-road exit - Regular or Curviform ?   54s
The differences between Regular and Curviform V-crossings, and when to use them.
Apr 30, 2020
shove_timbers   32s
Apr 28, 2020
Snake, Slide, Roam, Orbit   1m:33s
A very old video showing the differences between these functions. More info at: http://85a.co.uk/forum/view_topic.php?id=871&forum_id=1
Apr 28, 2020
Scruff video - outside-slip developments   1m:36s
a quick video to explain 2 new fixing peg positions
Apr 27, 2020
Using partial templates to put a gap in a rail   2m:13s
An old Templot video showing the basics of partial templates.
Apr 11, 2020
Move the control with a group   48s
How to include the control template when moving a group of background templates.
Mar 09, 2020
Total length of plain track sleepering   2m:58s
This is a temporary method for Templot version 225d. It will be unnecessary in future versions.
Mar 04, 2020
Setting running clearance on curves   1m:22s
Using the dummy vehicle tool to ensure adequate running clearance between long vehicles on curved double track.
Feb 21, 2020
group   1m:11s
Feb 12, 2020
Positioning a template at a known location   56s
how to set a template at a specified location and angle
Jan 18, 2020
Using notch-linking for a slip   2m:24s
How to use the notch-linking functions to position a single-slip. THIS IS NOT THE RECOMMENDED WAY OF WORKING. See the links in the video for more information.
Dec 08, 2019
Insert Double-Slip   2m:51s
inserting a double-slip in a Templot track plan
Dec 05, 2019
Scruff - mixed-gauge basics   1m:48s
Sep 18, 2019
scruff tangentials   51s
Aug 11, 2019
Snap radius to tangential   46s
A quicker alternative to a full transition curve.
Aug 09, 2019
Notch linking functions   7m:42s
This is an old Templot video. Everything still works, but some of the menu locations have changed in Templot2.
Aug 06, 2019
extra-fine mouse response   53s
Jul 23, 2019
Starter track planning   5m:04s    audio 
Jul 12, 2019
Templot Explained - hand and direction   57s
change turnout hand and direction
Jul 07, 2019
Templot Explained - first off   1m:24s
a first look at using Templot
Jul 05, 2019
Scruff video - middle V-crossing in double-sided tandem   4m:07s
Jul 03, 2019
Clip from old map-shape video   1m:53s
Jun 21, 2019
your first printed template   1m:01s
how to print your first track construction template
Apr 09, 2019
catch points   28s
inserting a set of catch points
Apr 07, 2019
Diamonds across a turnout - clip 1 rev a   53s
how to use partial templates to create complex track formations
Apr 05, 2019
Diamonds across a turnout - clip 1   50s
how to use partial templates to create complex track formations
Apr 04, 2019
Check rail end gap - adjusting   26s
Apr 02, 2019
Make diamond-crossing at intersection   1m:13s
Mar 06, 2019
Make diamond-crossing   56s
Mar 06, 2019
Make ladder crossover (regular)   18s
Mar 06, 2019
Tiled Background Maps   4m:46s
How to load the tiled maps as a background design guide.
Feb 25, 2019
Crop or combine picture shapes.   1m:33s
Sep 24, 2018
Ladder turnouts at fixed track centres   1m:25s
Aug 14, 2018
Old Video - Generic N.G.   8m:34s
Apr 02, 2018
tandem turnouts in 218a   49s
Jan 02, 2018
transition correction   3m:15s
Nov 29, 2017
shorten transition to meet   49s
Nov 29, 2017
orbit to peg angle   30s
Nov 29, 2017
Reminders demo   1m:12s
Nov 17, 2017
Tracks into an Engine Shed   5m:30s
Oct 14, 2017
scruff insert turnout and contraflexure   1m:31s
Oct 14, 2017
Scruff Video - Extend & Split   51s
Oct 09, 2017
Scruff - Dummy Vehicle Spacing   1m:39s
Usng the dummy vehicle tools to set the spacing of curved double-track.
Oct 06, 2017
scruff - snake and slide   1m:01s
Sep 16, 2017
Scruff Video - adjusting running clearance   1m:31s
Adjusting double-track centres for running clearance on curves.
Dec 29, 2016
Scruff Video - checking vehicle clearance   57s
How to check running clearance between bogie vehicles on curves.
Dec 29, 2016
A simple track plan   4m:56s
An old video from an earlier version of Templot. Some of the menus have changed but the basic procedures remain the same.
Dec 06, 2016
Curving a turnout while keeping the frog straight.   15s
Oct 18, 2016
Quick sample USA-style turnout print   23s
Oct 18, 2016
Switch close behind V-crossing   9m:35s    audio 
A 4-part Templot video showing how to locate the switch blade tips close behind a V-crossing, instead of at the normal vee rail joint. Since this video was made, there are newer functions in Templot to adjust the length of the V-crossing exits.
Sep 21, 2016
gallery mods   1m:00s
Sep 04, 2016
Symmetrical Y-turnout for Pete   9m:21s
Aug 23, 2016
scruff video for David   2m:35s
Aug 21, 2016
very scruffy - make transition   1m:08s
Making a transition curve between two templates. In practice you would zoom in and adjust the template boundaries more carefully.
Jul 23, 2016
quick scruff video for John   40s
Jun 09, 2016
Templot video :        Templot Explained - first off   38s
The first of several short video clips introducing Templot for new users. This video is part of the Templot Explained tutorial for beginners on the Templot web site. Click the button in the video to go there.
May 27, 2016
scruff video - make transition for Rich   1m:51s
Very quick demo of using the make transition function.
May 02, 2016
Beckford    -    Midland Railway   25s
Cross-fade modern aerial view with 25' OS map. Recorded from NLS web site: http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=52.0189&lon=-2.0295&layers=176
Mar 09, 2016
scruff video for Tim - timber shoving   2m:13s
Feb 04, 2016
Gordon's Bridge Clearance Testing   1m:02s
Jan 22, 2016
scruff video - Make Transition 213b   2m:45s
Dec 06, 2015
Shoving timbers on short-angle diamond   2m:38s
Nov 27, 2015
Irregular diamond at intersection   3m:16s
Nov 26, 2015
adjust adjacent track centres - scruffy   1m:19s
Oct 19, 2015
Scruff - transition diamond-crossing   11m:04s
Showing how to create an irregular diamond-crossing at the intersection of transition curves.
May 02, 2015
Scruff - curviform double-junction   9m:34s
Mar 27, 2015



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