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  • eric
    Feather River now available
    by eric

    Ah, the 3DTrains Feather River Route.

    It's iconic, and visually one of the best routes ever created prior to OpenRails...

    And, it's back!

    We're hosting the file here at Trainsim to help our our friends at 3DTrains, who have been without a sales site for over two years now.

    There's an Information Page with details on the route, how to purchase, and how to install. This is one that I missed out on, and will be adding to my collection. I hope ever...
    Posted 04-15-2024, 03:56 PM
  • eric
    State of the Site -- March 2024
    by eric

    It's Anniversary Week!

    Looking back a few days, March 8th marked the one year anniversary of separating Trainsim.Com from its previous owner, and ending a negotiation which had started five weeks earlier.

    But that's not the only anniversary at hand...

    Tonight, March 12th, marks a somewhat more significant milestone -- the one year anniversary of moving onto our own servers, and thus having total control over our collective destiny as a community.
    Posted 03-11-2024, 11:09 PM
  • eric
    It's Been A Year?
    by eric

    It's been a little over a year since FlightSim sold off Trainsim, and what a year it's been.

    Rather than rehash that, I just wanted to take this time to thank a few people.

    First of all, Nels Anderson for starting and funding the site, and Rick Frerichs for literally keeping it running during those two plus decades. Rick wrote the original software used for the file library, and it performed flawlessly up to the day we moved from the FlightSim servers to our own servers....
    Posted 03-05-2024, 11:43 PM
  • eric
    State of the Site - February 2024
    by eric

    And just like that, NFL football is over for the season. Those of you who don't follow football closely may not understand the emptiness that sets in following the end of the regular season (especially for those whose teams don't make the playoffs), but for me, watching football is a block on the weekend where I am guaranteed to get mostly uninterrupted time to concentrate on programming fixes and other things Trainsim related because our household watches a lot of football... Congrats to the ...
    Posted 02-12-2024, 01:16 AM
  • eric
    Bundles of Bundles
    by eric

    A number of routes old and new have been bundled recently, which means you can get all of the required items in a single zip if you're a First Class or FastPass member. To view the list of current routes and other files that are bundled, Click here With the new track pieces for older routes available, you might want to rediscover a few of the older gems including the various Milwaukee Road "Lines West" such as the RMD East, RMD West, Idaho and Coast divisions. Or maybe the Pacific Electric o...
    Posted 02-07-2024, 06:02 PM
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Recent Topics


  • shadowmane
    Scenic Sub?
    by shadowmane

    What is the difference between the SLI BNSF Scenic Sub and the Scenic Sub used as a starter route for Open Rails? Is it the same route or is it two different...
    Last Activity: Today, 02:37 PM
  • daniellouwrens
    WP3 by 3Dtrains
    by daniellouwrens


    is the newly offered product the same as the one originally from 3DTrains, I guess it is but just want to check.

    Last Activity: Today, 02:16 PM
  • CSRX
    Maine Central Mountain Division
    by CSRX

    So, this is a project I have been off and on with for the past several years. Awhile back Sean had been kind enough to completely give an update with...
    Last Activity: Today, 02:15 PM
  • eric
    Bob Edwards
    by eric

    Someone forwarded me this -- it's about Bob Edwards, one of our longer time members (who has been silent for the last few years) who goes by oakpalms...
    Last Activity: Today, 01:20 PM
  • eric
    Testing v8.004
    by eric

    For those interested in trying an unstable version of TSRE, the following is available.

    Be sure to have backups of your Trains and Route...
    Last Activity: Today, 12:38 PM
  • dlfrenchmd
    Help with scenery object construction
    by dlfrenchmd

    I have decided to try model building and scenery development, but have run into roadblocks very quickly. So I decided to post this as questions to see...
    Last Activity: Today, 09:49 AM
  • scfe_fan
    more request for texturing help with Blender
    by scfe_fan

    Scott & Pete, I figured I'd post this here so hopefully other can benefit from this as well. I downloaded a Blender model of an Airbus A320 that has...
    Last Activity: Today, 08:36 AM
  • ZachBell4400
    Any Route, Any Era, Any Time! - 2024 Edition
    by ZachBell4400

    Crossing State Highway 70 and paralleling 107 near Braham, MN. ...
    Last Activity: Today, 08:09 AM
  • shadowmane
    Route Textures Question
    by shadowmane

    I downloaded the old MSTS Saluda route and installed it in a vanilla MSTS install. I then moved it to the install I want to use it on. The problem cropping...
    Last Activity: Today, 06:02 AM
  • eric
    Feather River Canyon Route
    by eric

    For a limited time, the 3DTrains Feather River Canyon route is now available for purchase and download from

    You can find the...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 05:43 PM

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