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  • 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
  • eric
    State of the Site -- January 2024
    by eric

    I'd say we are off to a very good start to the year... The last few years, I've been out of meaningful NFL football to watch by the first week of January, and able to spend more time doing other things. This year, my Packers shocked the world and knocked out the #2 Dallas Cowboys, making it to the Divisional Round officially as the youngest average age team in NFL history and the first #7 seed to advance to the Divisional Round... Unfortunately, this past weekend they lost a close game to the...
    Posted 01-14-2024, 12:23 AM
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Recent Topics


  • 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, 12:02 AM
  • ZachBell4400
    Any Route, Any Era, Any Time! - 2024 Edition
    by ZachBell4400

    Crossing State Highway 70 and paralleling 107 near Braham, MN. ...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:03 PM
  • RobGuru
    Modern PRR Eastern Region
    by RobGuru

    Will there be a modern version of the PRR Eastern Region?
    Last Activity: Today, 12:33 AM
  • eric
    Default Track Replacements
    by eric

    There's a discussion going over at Elvas on this, but I thought I'd share some of what's going on... a few of us are tackling replacement default track...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 05:10 PM
  • rudedog97
    Slovenska Strela M290 Slovakia Arrow... need help .eng
    by rudedog97

    Train seems to be stuck and despite of being in the forward full speed won't move. I am also working out various errors in this code. Currently there...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 05:01 PM
  • niknak
    Another Mapleleaftracks sale
    by niknak

    Maybe somebody out there still has MLT stuff they need to buy...​...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 04:01 PM
  • eric
    TSRE Changes / Wish List
    by eric

    I'd posted this last year, but thought I'd start over as a few were already knocked out:

    Changes Implemented:
    • StaticDetailLevel is a valid
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 03:30 PM
  • yellowdog
    Fixing a broken train path
    by yellowdog

    I found an issue with the NS Alabama Division Birmingham route File ID 73234. One of the activities (Around the Loop) includes train paths that have a...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 01:22 PM
  • marklester01
    FMC Hobo Shoe-String Tag Error
    by marklester01

    I've downloaded It 3 Times now & gotten issues stating due to unknown Problems It's not able to un-zip & appear with nothing. "If this continues...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 12:55 PM
  • landnrailroader
    Knoxville Division
    by landnrailroader

    Kenny sent me his really great enhancedment of my KDSUB or Knoxville Division route which has been in the library for a few years. It is a great one and...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 09:12 AM

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