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These links are the top 20* most active links this month, based on the number of hits from this site. Our "popular" links page lists the sites with the most total hits. Obviously the longer a site is in our directory, the more hits it will accumulate, making it hard for new sites to be listed.

For the "Hot" list all sites start with 0 each month, so there is no unfair advantage for the older sites. Any site can easily make it onto the hot list. *Note: More than 20 sites may be listed if there are multiple sites with the same number of hits. (This is common at the beginning of the month)

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1063 Hits This Month

TrackPlanning.com Pop Hot! Open link in new window
TrackPlanning.com is your primary source of in-depth information on Model Railroad Track Planning and related CAD software. We hope you find this site a convenient reference, and encourage you to visit regularly to enjoy new content!

This web site is brought to you by El Dorado Software, supplier of precision track planning and layout design software for model railroading hobbyists. Our latest offering of 3rd PlanIt? for Windows is available for Internet delivery or shipment. With a broad set of features and powerful automation, model railroad planning has never been easier or faster.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.trackplanning.com/ (Added: 27-Mar-2002)
Hits: 4162 Rating: 7 Votes: 3 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

1231 Hits This Month

Atlas Track Planning Software Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Atlas is proud to offer free, downloadable track planning software for your use in creating magnificent layouts in HO, N & O scales using Atlas track. This software allows you to create and customize your very own layout, view it as a 3D model and then generate a shopping list to make your dream layout a reality.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.atlasrr.com/software.htm (Added: 27-Mar-2002)
Hits: 6443 Rating: 0 Votes: 0 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

1277 Hits This Month

Cadrail Pop Hot! Open link in new window
The original railroad CAD program.

Cadrail has all the extra features that will satisfy advanced users. Beginners can pick it up quickly and grow into the harder parts of railroad design. You get a rock solid, all around drawing tool for all your drawing needs. Design railroad layouts, buildings, bench work, schematics or anything else you need.

This is a powerful CAD program with many different railroad design tools. You can create track plans of any size and shape. There are easy to use drag and drop tools that allow you to snap track sections together end-to-end and align them automatically. Flexible CAD tools let you create complex shapes that your train will run on and that you can build.

Plan, Profile, and 3d views let you add elevations to your drawing so you can see things from any angle.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.cadrail.com/ (Added: 27-Mar-2002)
Hits: 6127 Rating: 9 Votes: 21 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

1294 Hits This Month

Bestpapermodels.com Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Paper models of buildings and some trains accessories in HO scale. High quality paper models in PDF format.

You will find various famous buildings mainly from our country. It is a well-known buildings largely beyond our borders. Paper models are made at different scales and difficulty. Every model here will certainly find a building that interests him. Kits have their artwork in buildings that are not only popular because of their architectural but also reminiscent of various important historical moments.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.bestpapermodels.com (Added: 22-Nov-2010)
Hits: 2159 Rating: 7 Votes: 1 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

1342 Hits This Month

AnyRail Pop Hot! Open link in new window
AnyRail makes model railroad design so easy, it's fun!

With AnyRail you can design your own layout

AnyRail™ is probably the easiest-to-use model railway design tool around. It's also entirely independent, so you can build with almost any track. Enjoy designing your layout - AnyRail ensures everything fits.

Site Details/More Info: URL: https://www.anyrail.com/index_en.html (Added: 25-Sep-2006)
Hits: 3239 Rating: 0 Votes: 0 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

1350 Hits This Month

3DK Model Railway Building Kits and Accessories Hot! Open link in new window
A range of highly detailed HO, O & N Scale card building kits and accessories. Download the pdf file and print your model as many times as you'd like.

3DK produces some of the finest and most detailed model railway card kits available on the market today. We produce a large number of kits in various scales and a range of styles from line side industries, low relief street scenes, stations, garages etc. We also produce a large range of detailing sheets of brick and stone walling, roofing, doors and windows.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.3dk.ca/ (Added: 22-Nov-2010)
Hits: 1577 Rating: 1 Votes: 1 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

1381 Hits This Month

HO Papercraft Pop Hot! Open link in new window
This site offers paper models in free downloading. Created from real photos, these paper models are very realistic and so ideally conceived for an installation of railroad model making in the scale H0.

Of course you can use this paper craft to build a diorama of a city or village made entirely of cardboard, because besides cardboard houses, you also have the possibility of downloading roads, traffic signs and many other useful paper models for your diorama.

The paper model, compared with that plastic models, is a very economic alternative and of a not insignificant quality.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.maquette-carton-kartonmodellbau.com/en/ (Added: 22-Nov-2010)
Hits: 2098 Rating: 0 Votes: 0 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

1396 Hits This Month

Micromodels USA Pop Hot! Open link in new window
What exactly is a Micromodel? Micromodels are card or paper models that were originally sold from the 1940's through the 1960's. Most were designed by Geoffrey Heighway. Each model was made up of several small cards illustrated with the pieces of the model, all wrapped up in a label. You could cut the pieces out and carefully assemble an intricate little three-dimensional model. Micromodels were known for the amazing details that people would add to customize their models. There were more than 100 original Micromodels of all types. Many people still collect them.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://micromodelsusa.com/ (Added: 11-Jan-2008)
Hits: 3033 Rating: 0 Votes: 0 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

1428 Hits This Month

3rd PlanIt by El Dorado Software - TrackPlanning.com Pop Hot! Ed Pick Open link in new window
El Dorado Software, supplier of precision track planning and layout design software for model railroading hobbyists. Our latest offering of 3rd PlanIt? for Windows is available for Internet delivery or shipment. With a broad set of features and powerful automation, model railroad planning has never been easier or faster.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.eldoradosoft.com/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
Hits: 7951 Rating: 6 Votes: 9 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

1665 Hits This Month

Fiddlers Green Cardmodels Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Fiddlers Green has downloadable paper models of airplanes, buildings, cars, trains, and boats. A wide variety of paper models, some free, others for sale.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/ (Added: 06-Mar-2001)
Hits: 3616 Rating: 0 Votes: 0 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

2006 Hits This Month

Train and Railway Card Models Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Card models of trains and streetcars. This page contains links to a variety of sites offering paper models of trains and trams. You can print these, cut them out and assemble a model.

Very nice looking and realistic models!

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://pierreg.free.fr/carton/rails/trains.htm (Added: 19-May-2002)
Hits: 4967 Rating: 8 Votes: 2 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

643 Hits This Month

MyRollingStock.com Hot! Open link in new window
Your personal, online inventory management system. From individuals to clubs, join those who have discovered a better way to manage their locomotive and rolling stock inventory.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.myrollingstock.com (Added: 30-Oct-2005)
Hits: 1417 Rating: 0 Votes: 0 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

648 Hits This Month

Japan Railway Paper Craft Hot! Ed Pick Open link in new window
Do it yourself paper models from Japan Railways. Print the pdf file, cut out and assemble the models. Includes trains and structures, some nice looking models.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.westjr.co.jp/railroad/fan/paper/ (Added: 17-Feb-2014)
Hits: 696 Rating: 0 Votes: 0 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

651 Hits This Month

Model Railroad System Hot! Open link in new window
The Model Railroad System is a software package that can help you run your railroad. Download the Model Railroad System now and operate your layout, from running trains to working your signals and switches. This software package has support for a network of Bruce Chubb CMR/I USIC, SUSIC, and/or SMINI nodes and/or a network of Lenz’s XPressNet DCC nodes. It now supports Azatrax USB-connected Model Railroad Detectors. Software to create switch lists for freight car forwarding and creating timetables for your railroad are included. There is software to help with photographing of your trains and to compute the correct value for those pesky dropping resistors for LEDs and/or incandescent lamps. If you have a model railway, large or small, this software package will help you out.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.deepsoft.com/home/products/modelrailroadsystem/ (Added: 20-Feb-2007)
Hits: 1466 Rating: 0 Votes: 0 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

699 Hits This Month

ChooChooAuctions.Com Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Online auction site specializing in model railroad items. There are also listing for railroadiana and prototype items.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.choochooauctions.com/cgi-bin/ua/main.pl (Added: 14-Jan-2002)
Hits: 3715 Rating: 2.4 Votes: 5 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

750 Hits This Month

Empire Express layout design software for Macintosh Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Empire Express harnesses the ease of use and power of the Macintosh so you can quickly, easily, and accurately design your model railroad empire.

Designing a layout is as simple as dragging track and structures from the catalog palette to the plan window. Track pieces are automatically aligned to create accurate, kink-free track connections. Flex track can be easily bent to create smooth curves which meet the user-selected minimum radius standard. The tool palette includes line, rectangle, circle, polygon, and text tools which you can use to draw the layout room, structures, and scenery.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.haddonsoftware.com/emexinfo.html (Added: 12-Dec-2002)
Hits: 2164 Rating: 5 Votes: 3 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

806 Hits This Month

XTrkCad Pop Hot! Open link in new window
XTrkCad is a CAD program for designing Model Railroad layouts. XTrkCad supports any scale, has libraries of popular brands of turnouts and sectional track (plus you add your own easily), can automatically use spiral transition curves when joining track and has extensive on-line help and demonstrations. XTrkCad lets you manipulate track much like you would with actual flex-track to modify, extend and join tracks and turnouts. Additional features include tunnels, 'post-it' notes, on-screen ruler, parts list, 99 drawing layers, undo/redo commands, benchwork, 'Print to BitMap', elevations, train simulation and car inventory.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/HomePage (Added: 08-Mar-2001)
Hits: 4205 Rating: 5.5 Votes: 2 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

889 Hits This Month

Clever models, Craftsman cardstock and textures Hot! Open link in new window
Clever models, The best cardstock structure kits and textures. Available for imediate download and on DVD.

Since 2004, we have established a reputation for creating quality model kits that have changed peoples ideas about modeling in card stock. Our collections of kits and textures are immediately downloadable files and are the best value you will find anywhere. (also on DVD) Take a quick look at our best selling “Brick and Mortar” disk.

There are ten (10) complete structure kits and twenty-four (24) high resolution textures. An entire industrial district for less than a few dollars each. All of our products offer the same high standard of quality and value. Brick buildings, steel buildings, wooden structures and entire neighborhoods, all for less than you might expect to pay for one “box of sticks” model kit. Our models always look great, satisfy craftsman modelers, are fun & easy to build and a great value.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.clevermodels.net (Added: 16-Nov-2010)
Hits: 1440 Rating: 0 Votes: 0 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

924 Hits This Month

TrainPlayer Pop Hot! Ed Pick Open link in new window
Software for running virtual trains on classic track plans. Designed for the early-stage railroader -- one who stares at track plans and dreams of an empty basement -- TrainPlayer opens a dynamic new dimension: now you can stare, dream, and drive trains!
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.trainplayer.com (Added: 23-Mar-2005)
Hits: 2786 Rating: 8.77 Votes: 9 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

994 Hits This Month

RR-Track Pop Hot! Open link in new window
This software is the answer for all your toy or model train layout design headaches. No more templates to struggle with, no messy erasing and scribbling, no emergency table extensions propped on sawhorses, no last second hacking of the Xmas tree, just pop up the menus off this fully graphical software in the gauge of your choice and plan away. RR-Track v4 offers in-place object drawing capability as well as menu choice scenery items in addition to the multiple accessory libraries to save you the headache of drawing each of those saw mills and coal loaders yourself. Using the integrated TerraMapper, you can create realistic terrain and layout benches which you can then visualize from any orientation using the integrated 3-D Viewer. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT Workstation 3.51 and 4.0, and Windows 2000
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.rrtrack.com/ (Added: 27-Mar-2002)
Hits: 5419 Rating: 6.67 Votes: 3 Rate/Vote for This Link | Broken Link? Report It! | Modify This Resource

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