Want to use your template and learn how to build track?

Norman Solomon will be running a track building course at the Autumn Weekend 2019. For more details, see the
'Making Track' page.

Autumn Weekend 2019
4th to 9th October

An Introduction to Templot with Gordon Ashton

Templot is a computer programme that enables you to make track templates in any gauge based on prototype practice.   Plain track, turnouts, crossings and slips can be designed and tailored to suit your layout.

The aim is to help you find your way round the software.  We've designed it for the beginner or someone who has looked at the programme but got a bit befuddled by it.  The whole premise is to help you become familiar with the controls, terminology and manipulations so that you can go home confident in your ability to make templates, manipulate them and design simple layouts.


If you can use a computer you can find your way round the basics of Templot. 

The course aims to cover:

If you have a plan in mind, our aim is for you to have made a start on it and go home knowing what you need to do next.


© All images are copyright and may not be reproduced without permission.

is free software designed by Martin Wynne. It is supported by voluntary donations.

Templot links:

Templot Home Page
Templot Companion
Templot Forum

You will need your own computer, preferrably a laptop, and a mouse and Templot already loaded.

Please note:
Templot is a Windows programme but will work on a Mac with programmes such as Winebottler (free), CrossOver, Parallels Desktop or using Bootcamp. The last two require you to purchase a copy of Windows.