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Hello,
I wanted to draw a train track in LDCad, but I could not find part 53404 / 53406 in Ldraw. Here on the forum I read a thread from years ago with the clue to look at http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=203196 . There I found my part and implemented it succesfully (I guess). My question is why is this part never included in Ldraw official or unofficial parts?
Thank you.
(2020-04-27, 17:30)Rachel Wrote: [ -> ]Hello,
I wanted to draw a train track in LDCad, but I could not find part 53404 / 53406 in Ldraw. Here on the forum I read a thread from years ago with the clue to look at http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=203196 . There I found my part and implemented it succesfully (I guess). My question is why is this part never included in Ldraw official or unofficial parts?
Thank you.

There are several 9V Track Points on the tracker, with a different number though.

This page provides a nice overview
https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptreviewsu...aintrack9v
(2020-04-28, 11:21)Gerald Lasser Wrote: [ -> ]There are several 9V Track Points on the tracker, with a different number though.

This page provides a nice overview
https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptreviewsu...aintrack9v
Thanks but parts 53404/53406 are for plastic tracks (RC trains or PF trains), not 9V.
(2020-04-29, 9:02)Rachel Wrote: [ -> ]Thanks but parts 53404/53406 are for plastic tracks (RC trains or PF trains), not 9V.

Aren't the plastic points basically the same as the 9V points, but without the metal rails?
I see differences that indeed doesn't matter for me (holes in the side of the track, connection part), but I was just wandering why there are some plastic track parts in Ldraw ("Train tracks 6 studs wide": 53400, 53401) but not all of them.
The part numbering is also really weird. For example the switch point left in Bricklink is 53407 and in Rebrickable 53406. The switch point right in Bricklink is 53404 and in Rebrickable 53403.
(2020-04-29, 12:02)Rachel Wrote: [ -> ]I see differences that indeed doesn't matter for me (holes in the side of the track, connection part), but I was just wandering why there are some plastic track parts in Ldraw ("Train tracks 6 studs wide": 53400, 53401) but not all of them.
The part numbering is also really weird. For example the switch point left in Bricklink is 53407 and in Rebrickable 53406. The switch point right in Bricklink is 53404 and in Rebrickable 53403.

I started a new approach based on 53400, 53401 and submitted some new unofficial parts today. See https://www.ldraw.org/cgi-bin/ptdetail.c...404s01.dat for any details.