T Gaugers rejoice. You can now plan your next layout with track planning software that features the full Eishindo track library, including all of the newest additions—switches and all. The software is called AnyRail, and it's got to be one of the easiest-to-use track planning applications ever made.
If you'd like to give it a try, you can download it free. Best of all, there's no "trial" version—you can use the full 100% complete application at no cost. The catch? You can only have a maximum of 50 track sections on a layout. But if you like AnyRail, and want the licensed version, it won't break your bank account—it's only US$59.
Support is fantastic. If you've got a question or problem, there's a forum where you can post the issue. The developer (coincidentally named David, by the way) is there several times a day, so you won't be left waiting long for an answer. You can also discuss tips and tricks with hardcore users, and add suggestions to the "wish list" for future upgrades. That, in fact, is how the T Gauge track library got added—a suggestion was posted, I provided David with the technical details, and voilà!
Within hours of the latest version's release, I'd downloaded it and was working with T Gauge track. I rendered my suitcase track plan in about two minutes, and it looks like this:
Those with a sharp eye and a good memory may note that the switch is missing. This was deliberate; I've decided not to include a switch in this layout after all, for a number of reasons, some of which have been raised over at Talking T Gauge—but that's a topic for another day.
For now, I urge all T Gaugers to head over to the AnyRail website and download the application. You'll be glad you did!