Hello dear friends and welcome to the SCARM Blog
My name is Milen Peev and I am the author and developer of SCARM, which is abbreviation of Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller. May be you already know what is SCARM and for what it is intended, but for those, who are hearing about it for the first time now – this a simple, easy and comprehensive software for design of scaled railway model layouts and show the result in 3D. It is helpful in planning, visualizing and building your real-life model train layout with all possible features, like landscape, buildings, signals and so on.
In the last 2 years, I have been continuously working on the program in my spare time, adding more and more features and functions and updating it almost each month. For that period, SCARM has become a powerful and rich in functions planning tool with a growing list of supported track systems and producers. And last, but not least – it is completely free for use and without any limitations. Just download SCARM, install it and start creating your dream railroad layout.
Because SCARM is constantly under active development, I have decided to create this blog in order to share with you all my knowledge about the program and workflow with it. Here I am going to publish all materials and information that are not listed in the Quick Guide, such as tips and tricks, tutorials and examples, advanced techniques, video demos, design ideas, layout plans proposals and more.
Here you will be able to comment on the content of the articles and to discuss all aspects, concerning SCARM, together with me. I receive dozens of e-mails each month, with comments, suggestions, ideas and requests for additional features and also many thanks from satisfied SCARM uses. These e-mails and your feedback here are very important and valuable for me, because knowing of the user’s experience is the only way to make SCARM better. I hope that you will like the materials in the blog and that information here will be useful for your SCARM projects. Because, the most important is the easiness of creating virtual SCARM railway plans and then have fun while building a real layout and running model trains on it
|In the end of July 2017, SCARM passed a major milestone with the release of v. 1.0.0. Since then, the program can be used for free only for small and some medium-sized track plans and layouts. See more details about that change here: Everything About The Transition to SCARM 1.0 Milestone.|