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Click To Download SetupMiTrains.exe now. Version 6.8.7, Build August 28th, 2017
For Windows 10, if you get a box saying "Windows protected your PC", click "more info" followed by "Run anyway".
Includes Tutorial of 104 pages and 91 pictures.
With Micro-Trains Cars for July 2017.
(Users of version 5 and before, see below).
Please Note: We offer free upgrades for life. However, we can only support the latest version.
If you encounter a bug, please download the latest version and see if the same problem re-occurs.
Version 6.8.7 August 18th fixed bug 830 when accessing Car Card window.
Version 6.8.7 June 22nd Fixed where Windows 7, 8 & 10 puts Master Customizing file MiTrains6.INI
Version 6.8.6 Jan 25th Fixed Bugs in showing Car Cards and Labels to be printed.
Fixed bug for setting Car Card and Label flags on when pertinent fields are updated
Version 6.8.6 Jan 6th, 2017 Put copy of master Customizing INI file (in c:\Windows) in same folder as the Program with the file name "MiTrains6INICopy.INI". Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 puts this file somewhere and falsely reports in in C:\Windows. This makes it easier for the User to locate this file in case it is needed for troubleshooting.
Version 6.8.6 Dec 30th, 2016 Fixes to Oct 20, 2016 version.
Version 6.8.6 Oct 20, 2016 has
improvements to Print? Values are now "Print" and "Done"
"Yes" and blank.
Version 6.8.5 Sept 4, 2016 Fixed a bug in updating a record. Change a field on the right side (Detail Area) then click on another field and the update disappears.
Version 6.8.5 Sept 2, 2016 Added new "Remove" button for removing rows in Items In Category.
Version 6.8.4 Sept 1, 2016 Fixed bug: A Category key with a capital letter were not showing cars..
Version 6.8.4 July 15, 2016 Fixed overflow error in Backing Up To Alternate Drive.
Version 6.8.4 June 21, 2016 1. Added new Preferences option to put Description into Road Name if Road Name
is blank. This is useful if creating a report for both Rolling Stock and other items. Previously, MiTrains did
this but now it is an option.
2. Also improved Help/Search For All MiTrains files. Now searches Windows folder except for winsxs sub folder (due to its size in Windows 10).
3. Locates files reported to be in Windows but actually put into the Users folder. (Windows 10 may do this.)
Version 6.8.4 February 20, 2016 Fix bug in building Items In Category list.
version 6.8.3 January 27, 2016 Added file ReadMe2.txt and ReadMe2.rtf Transferring data files to another computer.
When you get the File Download - Security Warning window, click RUN to install immediately.
For Version 6+ Highlights click here.
Free unrestricted trial period of 30 days. Free lifetime upgrades.
Users of MiTrains® prior to version 6:
To receive your new Registration Number for version 6, email Shenware@aol.com.
Be sure to read the Help/New This Version menu for version 6 highlights.
The file formats for data files (file extension .MV3 or .MIT), Reference Tables (MiTrains.REF) and the Customizing file (MiTrains.INI) have changed.
To convert your previous files, go to the File/Open Menu, change the Files Of Type drop down list to MiTrains version 3 to 5 (*.mv3) or MiTrains Version 1 and 2 (*.MIT) and double click your file name. All conversions are done for you.
Your previous files are left unaltered.
After you are satisfied that the installation worked and you have used version 6 for a while and CONVERTED EACH OF YOUR EXISTING DATA FILES) :
1. WRITE THE COMPLETE C:\SHENWARE DIRECTORY TO A CD. This will preserve your previous version data plus the version 6 data.
2. You may delete the following files:
MiTrains.exe (MiTrains program version 5. The new one is MiTrains6.exe)
<anyname>.mv3 or <anyname>.mit (Previous data files. New ones are <anyname>.mv6)
MiTrains.ORG and MiTrains.REF (Previous reference tables. New ones are MiTrains6.org and MiTrains6.ref)
MiTrains.INI (Previous customizing file. New one is MiTrains6.INI)
MiTrains.QWK (QuickStart file. New one is MiTrain6.QWK)
3. Check your DeskTop icons and entries in the Start/Shenandoah Software menu to make sure they point to MiTrains6.exe and not the previous version MiTrains.exe)