I'm trying to show the timber centre lines and rail centre lines.
Do you mean on the control template or on background templates?
Do you mean on the screen, or on the printed or PDF templates, or somewhere else, such as on the sketchboard or in exported images?
It's important to bear in mind that the generator settings control which elements are generated
. Whether having been generated they are then displayed, depends on the display settings elsewhere. (Although of course if they are not
generated they can't then be displayed anywhere, regardless of any settings.)
I'm guessing that you want to print these centre-lines as drilling templates for the rivet centres for Brook Smith type riveted track construction?
There are some notes about doing that on this page:
Scroll to the bottom of the page.
To print like that, do this:
a. leave the real
menu settings unchanged. Otherwise you would need to go back and reset them when the time comes to print the final construction templates, and/or do some more track planning.
b. in the program
menu enable the generator
c. click the use skeleton settings
menu item, 1. This is simply a convenient way of unticking several options in one go. But not all of them, so if you don't want those you will need to untick them one at a time.
d. but you do want the timber centre-lines
, so re-tick that option, 2a.
e. select the rail head centre-lines only
menu option, 2b.
If you now print
the control template you will find that it now has what you want, timber centre-lines and the rail centre-lines.
f. if you want to similarly print
the background templates, click the rebuild all background
menu item or rebuild group
menu item, 3.
You will notice that the timber centre-lines are printing but not showing on the screen. If you want them to show on the control template
on the screen, click the trackpad > trackpad control template options > show timber centre-lines
menu item. (You will notice that show timber outlines
is also selected, but that is not having any effect because timber outlines are not being generated in the generator.)
g. If you want the timber centre-lines to show on the background templates
on the screen, click the trackpad > trackpad background options > trackpad background templates detail...
menu item. On the dialog which appears, tick the box for timber centre lines
, and click continue
The rail centre lines are based on the settings for rail head width
on each template at real > rails > rail section data...
menu item. Make sure it corresponds to the act
ual model rail section which you are using. You can use the modify group to match
function if you need to change multiple templates.
The default setting is 2.75" which corresponds to the vast majority of UK standard-gauge rail, bullhead and flat-bottom, until recent times. In 4mm/ft scale, code 75 bullhead rail should match this, although rail from SMP Scaleway/Marcway is known to be narrower.
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