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Rudolf Heijink (rudolfJan) published this series of three tutorials destined to aspiring scenario authors. Part I is an extenvive beginners guide, that leads you step by step through the process of creating simple scenarios. It comes with sample scenarios, an extensive table of contents, 50 illustrations, index and glossary. Part II covers advanced topics regarding scenario creation. Part III covers creating LUA scripts. For...Read more
Forum member aksingha asks: I am trying to model a station, but I don't have any map or blueprint. Is there a way to model it using Google Earth / Google Maps? Forum member CARex, an experienced modeler, answers (edited from forum post): My routine for almost everything... 1) Google Earth the site, take pic of subject, measure the structure and apply data to pic.Dimensions are...Read more
Digital Train Models (DTM) and Trains & Drivers have released two new add-on packs for Train Simulator: EMD SD50 DRGW add-on pack The EMD SD50 for Train Simulator, developed by Digital Train Model, is available in Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad livery and features engine start/stop, dynamic brakes, front and rear headlights, numberboard lights, class lights and step lights. This version is...Read more
Digital Train Models (DTM) and Trains & Drivers (TaD) have recently released two new EMD GP50 add-on packs for Train Simulator 2015: The EMD GP50 for Train Simulator, developed by DigitalTrainModel, is available in BNSF “Heritage” livery and features opening cab doors and windows, numberboard and platform lighting, and dynamic braking. The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to...Read more
Chacal2015-08-22Railworks (TS201x) keeps information about scenarios in your local scenario database, which is a file named SDBCache.bin in the Railworks/Content folder.Each scenario has a GUID (an ID number) looking like this: 180b376b-50d2-48b6-b77c-a4b18c75616c.Scenario files are saved in a folder named with this GUID number.Before TS2013, copying a scenario from one route to another was a simple matter of copying its folder.Starting...Read more
An EMD GP50 in Burlington Northern colors has just been released by Digital Train Models and Trains and Drivers. The EMD GP50 for Train Simulator features opening cab doors and windows, numberboard and platform lighting, and dynamic braking. The locomotive is also Quick Drive compatible, giving you the freedom to drive the GP50 BN on any Quick Drive enabled route for Train Simulator....Read more
Dick Cowen's Britkits has released two new add-on packs for fans of narrow gauge railroading and logging operations: The first add-on includes a 3-ft gauge Class A Shay locomotive, the second new add-on pack includes a variety of Logging Rolling Stock: disconnected log cars, flatcars, a gondola, and a caboose. Shays are geared steam locomotives, designed to provide greater traction at the...Read more
Digital Train Model's Union Pacific EMD GP50 add-on, previsouly released on Steam, is now also available at Trains and Drivers. This is to be the first in a line of DTM's models and repaints that are to be released by Trains and Drivers. The EMD GP50 for Train Simulator, developed by DigitalTrainModel, is available in Union Pacific livery and features opening...Read more
Dick Cowen has released two new steam era add-ons for Train Simulator 2015: a narrow gauge Class B Shay and a narrow gauge freight cars pack! Shays are geared steam locomotives, designed to provide greater traction at the cost of reduced top speed. They were very useful on rugged tracks with steep gradients and were often used in logging or mining...Read more
Trains and Drivers has released a new scenario pack with North American content: the NEC Series IV. This fourth scenariopack of the NEC Series brings you a whopping amount of nine scenarios for both NEC routes in Train Simulator. You will be driving commuter trains between New York, Danford and New Haven, Metro North services as well as the Northeast...Read more
Trains and Drivers' new scenario pack lets you drive Amtrak trains along the sunny coastline of California. Drive the Surfliner® , Coaster and Metrolink commuter trains between San Diego, Oceanside and Los Angeles, as well as a trolley service on San Diegos MTS Green Line. In two scenarios you will also take the famous "Southern Chief" from Los Angeles Union Station via...Read more
Virtual Rail Creations has released a new add-on for Train Simulator 2015, the CSX Mother and Road Slug Add-on for the EMD GP40-2. Road slugs are more than just rolling stock with control stands, they provide extra traction at low speeds, which is useful for slow, heavy haul duty and for car switching. Currently, CSX is rebuilding old GP30’s, 35’s, 38’s, and even...Read more
The Virtual New Haven RR Team has released a Boston & Maine Budd RDC Expansion Pack today, which is available at the Golden Age of Railroading website. This add-on consists of RDC-1, -2, -3 and -9 models in the 'McGinnis' livery of the B&M railroad. The B&M RDC add-on is a free expansion pack for the payware New Haven Budd...Read more
The model of the unique Boston & Albany 4-6-6-T D-1a class commuter tank engine has just been released by Dick Cowen. The add-on also includes a coach and a combine for commuter service and is available at Dick's Britkits website. You can read more about the development of the model in this forum thread.Read more
A pack of GE B40-8 engines is now available from EYEIN12's US RAILWORKS CORNER. The add-on includes versions of the engine for several railroads: UP, NS (2), BNSF (3), CONRAIL, ATSF All models feature, custom cab, sounds, weather effects, animations. A repainter kit is included. Accessories are included as well as a barebones model. For more information, screenshots and videos, please visit Eyein12's...Read more
A model of the mighty USRA Heavy 2-10-2 "Santa Fe" steam engine is now available from Britkits. You can buy this add-on and many other steam engines for Train Simulator on the Britkits website.Read more
Tutorial on repainting locos Requirements Here are some tools you will need:RSBinToolDXTBMPGimp or other paint program such as Photoshop.Paint.Net (click on "mirror host") Make a new folder named "RW reskin tools", download these new programs in here for safe keeping and proper operation. Part 1: editing blueprints First you must decide on a locomotive to re paint.Next go online or on location to find...Read more
Just in time for your Christmas giving (and getting) pleasure! The Burlington Northern GP40 / 2 packs have been released on the eStore! The packs each come with a clean and a weathered locomotive, two freight cars, and two Quick Drive scenarios so you can immediately get started enjoying your trains! http://estore.vrailcreations.net/ Please note that if you are a new customer,...Read more
The second version of the VNHRR Springfield Line has just been released! The route is available exclusively at the Trains & Drivers online store. The Springfield Line 2.0 includes the mainline from Springfield, MA, to Hartford, CT, set in the 1950s/60s. A wide variety of engines and rolling stock from the New Haven, Boston & Maine and New York Central railroads...Read more
SD80MAC and 90MAC units in NS and UP liveries are now available from EYEIN12's US RAILWORKS CORNER.The add-on comes with all the usual features you would expect: Fully functional cab, custom sounds, weathering, quick drive ready, ditch lights where applicable. Plus lots more.Two new rolling stock items are included: Trinity 3 bay 5800 cu ft hoppers in 3 liveries apid discharge Ortners...Read more