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  • Run8 Studios South Fork Secondary

    Run 8 Studios announces a new route for v3 -- the Norfolk Southern South Fork Secondary.

    Set in Pennsylvania, this 30 mile route depicts a line from South Fork which services three coal mines -- Huskin Run, Rose Bud and Shade Creek.

    The line climbs steeply out of South Fork on a nearly 2.4% ruling grade up to the summit. Most trains will either run in a 3X3 or 3X2 configuration, in a push-pull manner.

    Along its course up to each of these mines, there is a...
    Posted 12-08-2023, 09:41 PM
  • State of the Site - November 2023

    Happy Thanksgiving! I know we've got a lot to be thankful for in our household, and I hope everyone gets a chance to spend some time with those they care about and celebrate the good things in their lives.

    To celebrate fall a little late, I've been having some fun in the Upper Peninsula on MLT's Michigan Iron Ore route, which I've been meaning to pick up for a while.

    It's my idea of a perfect route -- not too large, and one where you can spend as little or as long as you...
    Posted 11-23-2023, 12:34 AM
  • Riding the Milwaukee Road... Sort of.

    This week, I got to combine two of my hobbies.... Off-roading and railroads.

    I've written before about some of our ATV rides in Tennessee, and we recently acquired a four seat Honda Pioneer 700 UTV to add to our off-road "toy collection".

    For those who have no idea ATV/UTV means... a "traditional" ATV (all-terrain vehicle) is a three or four-wheeler with handle bar steering and a motorcycle style saddle seat. A UTV (utility-trail vehicle) has a steering...
    Posted 11-18-2023, 05:01 PM
  • New Ad-Free Pass

    If you currently use an ad blocker and are not a paying member on the site, you may have started to see a additional message asking you to disable your ad blocker or pay for a subscription.

    I've made no secret that this site costs money to operate, and while many of our visitors have been willing to help support it through First Class Memberships or a FastPass, many more do not.

    Some of you may not see a direct value in paying for a full year membership or a one-month...
    Posted 11-15-2023, 11:33 PM
  • Rememberance Day / Veterans Day

    On this Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month, in the United States we honor our Veterans. Worldwide, many nations celebrate Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on Sunday, November 12th.

    From the trenches to the oceans, islands, and deserts, Veterans answered the call when your country asked.

    You fought to protect our values, and paid a heavy price in doing so. Many continue to pay the price.

    Today, we remember those who fell in service and honor those...
    Posted 11-10-2023, 09:09 PM
  • SP Shasta Video Review

    At The Railyard reviews the TrainSimulations SP Shasta Route.
    Posted 11-06-2023, 10:44 AM

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    Dave Edwards
    by eric

    Last night, I received an email from Dave's wife (Lynn) informing me that he'd passed away on Thursday.....

    In his memory, we'll leave the...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 08:40 PM

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  • BrandonS261
    Open Rails official Facebook page
    by BrandonS261

    Hey Everyone,

    So I have been thinking of starting an Official Open Rails Facebook page to try and get more interest in Open Rails and wanted...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:06 PM
  • Royalhudson
    Latest version of Bob Boudoin Eng file physics
    by Royalhudson

    Hello guys,

    I was goint through some locomotives for MSTS/OR and I saw that Bob Boudoin's physics were now at version 4.9... I tried with...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 09:29 PM
  • eric
    Dave Edwards
    by eric

    Last night, I received an email from Dave's wife (Lynn) informing me that he'd passed away on Thursday.....

    In his memory, we'll leave the...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 08:40 PM
  • westerngy
    Run8Studios Update 12
    by westerngy

    Update 12 is out from Run8Studios with some fixes and a new route addon for the NS Pittsburgh Sub East. The Change log is one of the smallest for fixes...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 04:05 PM
  • bradhig
    new animated short "The Brave Locomotive by Andrew Chesworth
    by bradhig

    It is a story about a small locomotive Linus a 2-4-0 who gets replaces by a bigger locomotive Samson a 4-8-4 and has to rescue Samson after he gets stuck...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 02:39 PM
  • westerngy has been released today
    by westerngy

    The that Jonah built has been released for general public use. Head on over to his website to register and download.

    Last Activity: Yesterday, 12:26 PM
  • yellowdog
    Reskinning TrainSimulations SD45
    by yellowdog

    I've done a couple of reskins using TrainSimulations SD45 from the CSX Rock Runner set. This model was originally reskinned by Michele, to represent PC...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:34 AM
  • SurvivorSean
    Railroader - Coming to early access December 2023
    by SurvivorSean

    A very timely and interesting update just hit this evening. Railroader has decided that the program is stable enough to release into early access since...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 07:05 AM
  • thescreecher
    How do I switch tracks in Open Rails?
    by thescreecher

    As you know, I am a beginner for open rails. Basically, I do not know where I can switch the tracks. Is there a track switcher window that can be enabled...
    Last Activity: 12-09-2023, 08:32 PM
  • nryans34
    Installing MSTS on new windows 11 Laptop
    by nryans34

    Been away from forum a long while. Just installed MSRS on a new Levono windows 11, laptop. But on first startup to check it out..MSTS loaded up to the...
    Last Activity: 12-09-2023, 06:40 PM

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