SCARM Alternatives

    SCARM is described as 'With SCARM you can easily create the layout of your dreams – just download the setup package, install it and start editing your first track plan'. There are more than 10 alternatives to SCARM for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS and BSD. The best alternative is XTrackCAD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SCARM are TRAX (Free), TrainCad (Free), RailModeller (Freemium) and Empire Express (Paid).

    This page was last updated Aug 10, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      XTrackCAD is a CAD program for designing model railroad layouts. You can easily create layout of any scale or size. Libraries for many brands of track and turnouts are included. Adding new components is easy with the built-in editor.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • BSD
      Trax is a free web-based tool for planning your model railroad.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      TrainCad is a freeware Microsoft Windows program for designing model railroad layouts using standard tracks. Track libraries are available for Märklin metal, C and plastic-tracks in H0, Z and Spur 1, Roco/Trix H0, N track, Atlas N, GarGrave and others.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      RailModeller Express is a free application for creating small model railroad layouts.
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    1. Empire Express: Model Railroad Design for Mac.


    2. 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.
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      • Windows
      Cadrail 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.
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      • Windows
      Raily is a tool for planning model railway systems.
      • Windows
      Track planing software.
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      • Windows
      WinRail is a computer software product for designing and drawing model railway layouts.
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