Layouts




Overview - A Layout in My Train Tracker represents one of (or a section of) your actual model railroad layouts.

For each layout, you can:



Add A New Layout

1. From your My Control Panel page, navigate to your "My Layouts" page by clicking the Layouts icon.


2. Click the "Add New Layout" button to get to your "Layout" page.


3. Name your Layout, upload up to eight pictures, set default values, and add details about your Layout into the provided fields.

* Note * When adding details about your Layout, only use the fields that fit your requirements. Once you Save your first Layout, only the fields you filled in will be displayed when you edit this Layout or when you add another new Layout. A link will appear on the page that says "Show All Available Fields" which when clicked will display the rest of the available fields.

4. When you're finished entering information about your Layout, click the "Save Layout" button at the top OR the bottom of the page. You will be returned to your "My Layouts" page where you will now see your newly added Layout.




Add New Item To A Layout

There are many ways to add a new Item to a Layout.


Add New Item to Layout - From a Layout on the "My Layouts" page

1. On the "My Layouts" page, scroll to the Layout to which you want to add a new Item and click the "Add New Item" link.


This will bring you to the "Add Item" page and the "Layout" field will be filled in with the name of the current Layout.


2. See Add/Edit Items to learn more about using the "Add Item" page.


Add New Item to Layout - From the "Manage Items" page

1. On the "Manage Items" page, select the Layout to which you want to add a new Item from the "View" drop-down menu to view only the Items residing on that Layout.


2. Click the "Add New Item" link.


This will bring you to the "Add Item" page and the "Layout" field will be filled in with the name of the current Layout.


3. See Add/Edit Items to learn more about using the "Add Item" page.


Add New Item to Layout - On the "Add Item" page

There are many different ways to get to the "Add Item" page. Regardless of how you get to the page, the Item that you are adding can be added to any Layout and/or Collection by selecting the appropriate Layout and/or Collection from their respective drop-down lists on the "Add Item" page. See Add/Edit Items to learn more about using the "Add Item" page.




Edit A Layout's Details

1. From your "My Layouts" page, scroll to the specific Layout you wish to edit and click the "Edit Layout" link to get to your "Layout" page.


2. You can now edit the name of your Layout, add/delete pictures, edit your Layout's default values, and edit any of the specific details about the Layout.

* Note * Only the fields which have been assigned values (accross all of your Layouts) are displayed. To show all available fields, click the "Show All Available Fields" link at the top of the page.


3. When you're finished editing information about your Layout, click the "Save Layout" button at the top OR the bottom of the page. You will be returned to your "My Layouts" page.




Edit A Layout's Item

1. On the "Manage Items" page, select the Layout which contains the Item you wish to edit from the "View" drop-down menu to view only the Items belonging to that Layout.


2. a) If the current view (as defined by the selection in the "View" drop-down list) is "Tile" (default), click the underlined Title of the Item you wish to edit.


2. b) If the current view (as defined by the selection in the "View" drop-down list) is "Grid", click the "Edit" link of the Item you wish to edit.


3. See Add/Edit Items to learn more about using the "Add Item" page.