SCARM v. 0.9.35 Released

The new SCARM version 0.9.35 (RC1) is ready! Download it form

Remember, that SCARM is still in beta stage of development and sometimes may not work as expected. Please report any bugs and/or unexpected error messages with a short explanation how, when and where in the program they occurs in the comments area below.

Some of the more important added/improved features and updates are listed below.

Added and improved features:
- The Registered Users Area is now open and ready for account registrations
- New extension: Model Trains Simulator – Power Edition
- New database with Virtual Rolling Stock for use in MTS Power Edition
- General performance and memory usage optimization

New track libraries:
- Bemo 0m Ferro-Flex
- GarGraves I Flex tracks
- Micro Engineering HO Ladder track system
- PIKO H0 Model tracks (discontinued)

Updated track libraries:
- Bachmann G Large scale tracks
- Fleischmann H0 Modell
- Fleischmann H0 Profi
- Kato N Unitrack
- Lionel O Fastrack
- Lionel S AF Fastrack
- Marklin H0 C-tracks
- Minitrains H0e
- Peco HO C83
- Peco N C80
- Peco N C55
- Rivarossi H0
- Roco H0 Line with roadbed
- Rokuhan Z
- Ross O Custom Switches
- Tillig TT Modell

Updated translations:

- Fixed bug with parallel start points, placed always at positions, rounded to 1mm
- Fixed bug with curved track directions that may appear changed for some curves after reopening of a saved project
- Fixed bug with some regular tracks that was not able to be snipped-off
- Fixed bug with some sniped-off tracks that appeared in full length after reopening of a saved project
- Various small bugfixes and improvements

If “Check for Updates” feature in older releases reports that there is no newer version of SCARM, download the installer directly from the website. The old release info file may be cached on your PC and it may need some time to expire. If the website also shows older version, press F5 key to refresh it.

This is one of the last free beta versions of SCARM, before the official release of the final v. 1.0.0 later this year. It features the more powerful Model Trains Simulator – Power Edition which can be obtained at a half price from the SCARM Webshop. The new MTS edition brings also a new database with Virtual Rolling Stock containing various European and North American locomotives and wagons for downloading and using in the simulator. With the Power Edition you will be able to play with 5 locos and 50 cars per session for simu­la­tions with several trains, shunting/switching in busy yards or pulling of large consists with several locos in multiple unit and even this limit will be expanded in the future.

Downloading and installing of the new MTS edition and the virtual models for it requires creating of user account in the Registered Users Area which is now open and ready for registrations. If you have questions or experience some problems with the registration or account activation, post about that in the comments area below.

The “Model Trains Simulator – Power Edition” is not compatible with the previous versions of SCARM.

This release of SCARM comes with a new memory manager for better performance when editing of medium and large layouts and also fixes a lot of bugs and problems from the previous versions.

If you like SCARM, share the info about it with your friends in the social network sites or post a link to in your blog or your favorite railroad forum, so more and more model train enthusiasts and fans to know about it and to use it for free.

Get SCARM from
Official SCARM Download Location

See also
Resolving SCARM Installation Issues

11 thoughts on “SCARM v. 0.9.35 Released

  1. I created an account (DiscoSteve), paid by paypal and dpwnloaded and installed the extension ( saw “3 files updated” message) – when I got to rolling stock database page I can’t download anything as it says “(You do not have MTS license for this PC)

    You must buy and install license for the required extension in this PC.”

    When I go to my account it says:

    User’s modules

    PC #1 [rename]
    Module name [Purchase Ref. No] Type Download Status
    Model Trains Simulator – Power Edition [6XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] Extension MTS-PE.scpem (Status Activated)

    please sort this out

  2. Milen

    Many thanks for your help this afternoon in resolving this for me. Everything is working now. No idea how the MTS Power Edition extension registration in my account was not right – it might be that I changed the computer name, I don’t know.

    I think you should provide an FAQ (with pictures) showing people exactly how to install MTS PE and the rolling stock step by step. Here is my version if anyone else is having trouble:-
    1. Upgrade SCARM to v0.9.35 if you haven’t already done so.
    2. Start up SCARM v0.9.35 and select Extensions > Browse for Extensions
    3. Login to your account OR create an account in your web browser
    4. Click on Pay Pal Buy Now button for “Model Trains Simulator – Power Edition”
    5. Go through the purchase steps
    6. On your account page there will be Module Name of “Model Trains Simulator – Power Edition” Pending Activation – there will be a green icon under Status
    7. Click on MTS-PE.scpem under Download and your browser will download the file
    8. When your browser asks you, run the downloaded file
    9. The SCARM Modules Manager will process the file and confirm that it has updated 3 files
    10. Go back to SCARM, close it down and restart it.
    11. In SCARM select Extensions > Model Trains Simulator
    12. To confirm the download/install has worked select Help > About… the dialog should show Model Trains Simulator Power Edition (registered to [your account name])
    1. Start up SCARM v0.935 and select Extensions > Browse for Extensions
    2. Login to your account and then go back to the Extensions page
    3. Click on Virtual Rolling Stock database which will take you to
    4. Click on the picture of the piece of Rolling Stock you want to download
    5. At the bottom of the page you will see a Download section
    6. If you have properly activated/purchased MTS Power Edition, you should see a green tick next to “File” and the rolling stock file (e.g. “NNR_SD38-2_123.scpem” file will be available to be downloaded. If not you will see a red cross next to “File” and the rolling stock file will be greyed and there will be a message saying you need to purchase MTS Power Edition.
    7. Assuming all is OK, click the file name to download it.
    8. When your browser asks you, run the downloaded file
    9. The SCARM Modules Manager will process the file and confirm that it has successfully installed the file.
    10. You must repeat 4,5,6,7,8,9 for every piece of Rolling Stock you require.
    11. When done, make sure you exit and restart SCARM MTS Power Edition
    12. Click on the Rolling Stock library selector (defaults to free DSS) and now you should see your new Rolling Stock available to use.
    Hope this is OK
    Steve N

  3. Can’t open scarm after the new update.. Getting the “Exception ERangeError in module scarm.exe at 00206E8C”??

  4. Does the Power Train Simulator allow you to save states of cars and locomotives on the railroad between sessions? I noted in the free one that once I closed the Simulator and re-opened it all the cars and loco were gone and had to be re-placed.

  5. I will be modeling a river canyon area, with 7% grades. Does your program handle this?

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