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  • 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
  • Run8 - A New CSX Route and an Update

    It's been a busier than normal week for the folks over at Run 8 Studios.

    Hyrail Solutions released their CSX Baldwin, centered around Baldwin, Florida near Jacksonville.

    Run8 issued their latest game update as well - Dale wrote about it in the Run8 forum here back on Monday, so check out the details at the following link:

    The Baldwin route features portions...
    Posted 11-02-2023, 12:22 AM

Recent Topics


  • thescreecher
    Why don't trains derail?
    by thescreecher

    I feel this is a silly post to make, but when I try to run a route that has an end with no buffer, and crash into that part, my locomotive still stays...
    Last Activity: Today, 09:10 PM
  • thescreecher
    Where can I get the Southern Pacific 4-10-2
    by thescreecher

    So basically, I am trying to find this Southern Pacific model to add to my collection. It is a 4-10-2 type engine. The running number is 5021. Basically,...
    Last Activity: Today, 08:29 PM
  • charland
    CV Winooski Sub
    by charland

    I started this route years ago and stopped working on it when enough information became available to complete the DARv3 route. I was looking for something...
    Last Activity: Today, 07:40 PM
  • eric
    New Functionality.... Selective Quoting
    by eric

    This is something I've wanted for a while, and finally found time to integrate.

    Sometimes you just want to quote part of someone else's post,...
    Last Activity: Today, 07:38 PM
  • landnrailroader
    Knoxville Division (L&N) Progress
    by landnrailroader

    My L&N, KD Diviison (now a CSX Subdivision) is back into the working line and I am currently fluffing out the Southern branch from Knoxville to Middlesboro,...
    Last Activity: Today, 06:05 PM
  • BrandonS261
    Switching over to Blender from TSM
    by BrandonS261

    Well guys the time has finally come that I switch over to the dark side! I have been dreading switching over to another modeling program for some time...
    Last Activity: Today, 05:45 PM
  • geepster775
    Bala 2.2 conversion to scalerail
    by geepster775

    Been looking at trying to salvage the Bala 2.2 route for optimum functionality in Open Rails. Things like deleting unwanted zero...
    Last Activity: Today, 05:11 PM
  • eric
    Bug Reports
    by eric

    Please report all bugs here
    Last Activity: Today, 04:37 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: Today, 03:23 PM
  • thescreecher
    Can MSTS and OR content work together?
    by thescreecher

    As you can see, I have lots of locomotives in MSTS and have got them to run in OR. However, I am wondering if I can run both MSTS and OR locomotives together....
    Last Activity: Today, 01:51 PM

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