About the System

TrackMyTrains.com is a comprehensive database system designed especially for model railroading enthusiasts and collectors. Our subscribers keep their collection databases on our website with complete control over how it is organized and who can see their information.

TrackMyTrains.com will help you:
Organize your collection any way you want it
Keep as much or as little information as you want
Check your collection at any time from any computer on the Internet
Securely track the value of your collection for insurance or sale
Find items in your collection with ease
Share your wish lists and items for sale with others through the Internet
Create custom reports or extract file downloads to your specifications
Export selected information to another computer application or your PDA
Schedule maintenance and modification work
Plan operating sessions and train consists
Import and export information between your collection and other collections

TrackMyTrains.com is available on a subscription basis. You have no programs to install or maintain, no file back-ups to do, and program enhancements are available as soon as they are ready with no work required! You can easily download your entire collection database to your computer at any time and use it with other programs.

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Organize your collection any way you want it

Three levels of table edited classification fields allow exceptional organization flexibility. While we provide a suggested structure to these fields, you are free to modify these to accommodate your organizational preferences. Advanced features simplify data entry and maintenance.

Keep as much or as little information as you want

There is no need to maintain all the data elements available. Choose which items you want to keep track of and record only the information about them that you care about. You can keep more information about some items and less about others. Add some data now to begin getting the benefits and later add more when you want to exploit more of the system’s capabilities. TrackMyTrains.com is completely flexible to your preferences.

Check your collection at any time from any computer on the Internet

Because your collection is maintained on our server, you can check it from any computer just by signing in. For example, you could check to see if you already own an item on sale at your local hobby shop right from the store’s computer. Clubs could use it to review individual member collections to select rolling stock for the next operating session.

Track the value of your collection for insurance or sale

A detailed record of your collection is invaluable for insurance purposes in the event of theft or fire. With our web-based system, your records remain safe on our secure web server regardless of what might happen to your computer or paper records kept at your home.

If you are thinking about selling your collection, documentation of its contents will ensure you get full value for your investment.

Find items in your collection easily

A scrollable display table lets you run through all your items by viewing field contents. Clicking on the row you select will display all details of the item and the inventory records you have for the item. You can focus any search further simply with our online selection function. Just indicate the records you want to see by the contents of one or more fields on the selection form.

Our system also makes it easier for you to find things in your train storage room. Using our storage location field, you can physically store your collection pieces anywhere and find them again when you want them. Reports are available to help you audit the contents of each of your storage locations.

Share your wish lists and items for sale through the Internet

On your member profile you can create additional sign-ins to authorize visitors to see your entire collection, items marked as wish list items, items marked as for sale, or any combination of these views. To add an item to you wish list or for sales list, simply check a box on the inventory record.

Create custom reports or extract file downloads to your specifications

In addition to the predefined reports and downloads that come with the system, TrackMyTrains.com includes easy to use templates to create custom reports to satisfy your unique information needs. You can define new reports or file extracts from scratch or clone existing reports, modify them to your specification, and store the templates for future use right on the site.

Export selected information to another computer application or your PDA

Carry your wish list or other collection lists with you on your PDA when you go to train shows or shopping. Using the file download feature of TrackMyTrains.com, you can easily select and extract information from your collection database to download to various computer applications including spreadsheets, other data manipulation or formatting programs, or to PDA database applications.

Schedule maintenance and modification work

Using free format “notes” fields, you can assign pieces to routine maintenance cycles or schedule for things like coupler conversions. When you are ready to perform the work, just create a pick list of the items in storage location order to get started.

Plan operating sessions and train consists

Peruse your collection through your computer to find the cars and locomotives you will be wanting for your next operating session. Use the notes fields to assign them to beginning locations on your layout, trains, destinations and the like and then use the report writer to create train orders and other operating documents.

Import and export information between your collection and other collections

Look for this feature to be available soon!