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.
will help you:
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
here for the Quick System Tour.
Organize your collection any way you want
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.
as much or as little information as you want
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.
your collection at any time from any computer on the Internet
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.
the value of your collection for insurance or sale
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.
are thinking about selling your collection, documentation
of its contents will ensure you get full value for your investment.
items in your collection easily
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
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.
your wish lists and items for sale through the Internet
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.
custom reports or extract file downloads to your specifications
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.
selected information to another computer application or your
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
maintenance and modification work
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.
operating sessions and train consists
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
and export information between your collection and other collections
this feature to be available soon!