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Post by jckhinks on Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:41 pm

hi guy's. a few years ago somebody released a spread sheet for calculating curves, does anybody know about it and if its still available.thanks jack
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Post by graymac on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:38 am

I'm not sure what happened to it. I frequently use the "switch" track building utility to obtain my curve data. It's handy for building platforms, especially since the "Platform Generator" formerly on Easypeasy's site is no longer available.
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Post by leezer3 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:06 pm

These aren't the ones you're thinking of, but similar:
http://clarendon-recycled.synthasite.com/utilities.php

If I remember rightly, the one you're thinking of was hosted by Smace; I'm ferreting at the moment and will see what I can come up with.

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Post by leezer3 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:11 pm

Gotcha Smile
http://www.bvecornwall.co.uk/downloads/utilities/curved_object.zip

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Doesn't work on Office 2007 or newer. Attempting to fix, give me a few hours.....

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Post by leezer3 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:35 pm

Right, I've re-uploaded the above link Smile
The archive now contains one additional file- curved_object_new-2014.xls
The macro has been repaired to work on current versions of Office (I've only got upto 2010 to test, but it should work on 2013 and Office 365), and I've done a little tweaking to the macro.

When you open this file, you should now have three sheets available-
Documentation is in the first sheet, your curve data etc. should be added in the second, and you just then need to click the Create Curved Object button & copy the results from the final sheet Smile

Edit: You may also have been thinking of Alfred Barton's sheet for diverging curves. This is still up here:
http://www.virtualrailroader.com/diverge-calc.html

This is also now up as a page on my site, not going to go frontpage news about it mind.....

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Post by jckhinks on Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:16 pm

hi.thanks guy's. graymac the switch program wont work on windows 7, comes up with not compatable and need to look for update, which is a shame cos that is what iv'e used in the past on windows xp.
leezer3 chris thanks for that much appreciated downloaded, now of to try it. thanks both. jack
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Post by leezer3 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:30 pm

If you want an alternative to Switch, try RailGen from my site Wink

Works just fine on Windows 7.
Alternatively, let us know if you need instructions for running Switch, & I can write up a set.

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Post by graymac on Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:42 pm

@jc - I use win 7, the trick is to install a free prog called "Dosbox"
http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1
which will allow you to use Switch with no problems.  Very Happy
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Post by Dexter on Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:11 am

I might also have a spreadsheet created by the author of the old legendary Switch program. Anyone interested<
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Post by tof63 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:05 pm

Another utility to build curves and switches still available for download and working under Windows 7 is TrackGen by Nils Busch.

http://www.bve.site88.net/EnTrackGen.html
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Re: curves

Post by leezer3 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:25 pm

tof63 wrote:Another utility to build curves and switches still available for download and working under Windows 7 is TrackGen by Nils Busch.

http://www.bve.site88.net/EnTrackGen.html

To note, I'm currently the 'official' (I don't like that but still...) host for TrackGen.

Current release from my site is v1.23, which has a couple of minor extra options and a fix for Windows 8 compatibility.

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Post by jckhinks on Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:31 pm

thanks for info guy's have downloaded programs. not had chance to use yet, hopefully tomorrow.will report back.best regards jack
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