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Started by David, April 01, 2008, 10:33:25 am
Quote from: Bob Bryce on November 30, 2018, 03:06:49 pmSince the question was is there any interest in developing slot cars in Anyrail, I will sheepishly ask "WHY"?I have always said that people should not discourage asking questions or oppose the issue just because it does not do what they want, but forgive me if I break my own policy.Anyrail is a really great Model Railroad program. I have seen many really good improvements over many years, some which I benefited from and a lot that did not apply to me. I have seen MANY really good suggestions being made, that for some reason, seem to get shelved and never implemented. Now the program seems to want to head into slot cars which somehow interface with Anyrail. There may be those who do this, but in all the years I have been in Model Railroading, all the train shows I have attended which sell items and display layouts, all the train clubs I have visited, a couple of National Conventions I have had the ability to attend and all the people I know who have model railroads, I have never seen a single one that incorporated both model railroads and slotcars. Now, I only do HO scale myself, and most of the train clubs I have visited generally only have HO and N scale, but again never have I seen slot cars. Not saying or implying that they do not exist, just that I have not seen them at the events I have been to. Perhaps O scale and even S scale do, and I will admit that I do not visit many displays or clubs in these categories.Where will it ultimately be headed? First incorporate the slot car concept. Next incorporate every manufacturer's slot car tracks on the planet. Then incorporate every slot car library in the galaxy. Then find a way to have the slot car tracks interact with railroad crossings. Then incorporate elevations for slot car tracks that go over and under railroad tracks. Then there is 3D. Then there will be exporting into other programs like TrainPlayer or others. Then comes product labeling, inventory and part lists.My point is, and it is my view even though it may not be shared by others, I am discouraged to see Anyrail branch off into an extremely time consuming and totally new direction when so many really good requests have still not been implemented.If there was nothing of interest left to add to Anyrail it may be different, but I personally would rather see the program implement many of these previously requested features related to model railroads instead of starting this new adventure.Just my input, as I said, because it was a question that was asked.OK, my flak jacket is on, go ahead and "fire away"!