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  • eric
    3dTrains ORTS and v4 F-Units now available
    by eric

    If you're a fan of EMD F-Units, chances are one of the 3DTrains options posted to the Store this week will fit right in with your MSTS/ORTS collection. The ORTS Santa Fe F7 pack is designed for OpenRails, including a true 3D cab. The model detail is outstanding, and looks incredible pulling the El Capitan cars from NAVS in the library. A few folks have already told me the cab works great on other E and F units, so it may be worth the purchase just for that added feature and realism. There are also 13 v4...
    Posted 05-21-2024, 02:23 AM
  • eric
    Run8 Viewliner II Pack
    by eric

    Just in time for the summer travel season, the team at have come out with their Viewliner II pack, as well as v3 Update 15.

    Viewliners were developed in the 1990's to replace the remaining "Heritage" sleeping car fleet that had served Amtrak for over 25 years, and had been with the predecessor roads prior to that. A new modular approach was used for construction of the dorms, sleepers and diners. The shell of the car is physically separate from the interior. Duri...
    Posted 05-17-2024, 10:32 AM
  • eric
    Pacific Surfliner available in the Store
    by eric

    Now available.... the 3DTrains Pacific Surfliner trainset. The Surfliner has a special place in my railfanning history, so I'm really happy to see this available again. We used to camp almost monthly at San Clemente and San Onofre, and would walk past the tracks daily going down to the beach. Pausing to watch the Surfliners roll by was always part of those beach days for me. I've long been a fan of F59PHI's, having ridden behind them countless times in Texas on the Trinity Railway Express, a...
    Posted 05-13-2024, 10:00 PM
  • eric
    Run8 Update 14 and MP15 Pack 2 Available
    by eric

    New Switcher Liveries!

    Run8 Studios announces their latest pack - MP!15's in four new liveries -- BNSF Swoosh, NS, BN, and SP.

    These complement the first five liveries (BNSF Heritage I, Amtrak, Union Pacific, CSX YN3 and Run8 RR)

    Update 14 is also out for V3 which addresses a couple of minor issues in each route, and some updated station models. Dale posted the full change log in the Run8 forum here.

    Update 14 introduces a feature that sounds...
    Posted 04-27-2024, 07:29 AM
  • eric
    State of the Site - April 2024
    by eric

    A week ago, I was wondering "what in the heck can I write about this month?"...

    Taxes? Too depressing....

    UFL Football? I'd probably have to explain it to too many of you.

    The upcoming NFL Draft?

    Waiting a few days turned out to be good strategy, because a bunch of stuff hit over the course of a couple days, and it was all worth writing about.

    So without further procrastination, let's get to it....

    Whether it's music, mo...
    Posted 04-24-2024, 12:41 AM
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  • yellowdog
    File Library Search Filter Request/Suggestion
    by yellowdog

    I'm wondering if it's possible to add a search feature in the file library that will filter out items users have already downloaded? So, for instance,...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:49 PM
  • ZachBell4400
    Any Route, Any Era, Any Time! - 2024 Edition
    by ZachBell4400

    Crossing State Highway 70 and paralleling 107 near Braham, MN. ...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:40 PM
  • lvlender
    Help with TS products,...
    by lvlender

    I just ran the “MSTS_ActMan v4.1” utility. This utility identifies missing folders needed to run activities I have installed.

    The utility
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:46 PM
  • Fish4890
    Cn et44ac 3233
    by Fish4890

    are there Blanks for the CN ET44AC from the CN Trainsets Volume 2

    Want to Base it off CN ES44AC 2812

    Last Activity: Yesterday, 08:55 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, 04:28 PM
  • prr4ever
    TSRE consist builder closes after selecing route or consist
    by prr4ever

    Installed TSRE Consist Builder. Ran the batch file. Selected my train simulator folder (C:\Train Simulator) Selected route. Selected Load. TSRE CLOSES....
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 02:12 PM
  • oper190
    by oper190

    Eric on a personal note, good luck on your move. We're leaving again for Florida this weekend, get the keys to the new abode next week. Won't be full-time...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:18 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, 11:10 AM
  • lvlender
    First time install of WP3 has no track or roadbed??
    by lvlender

    installed 3DTrains WP3 Feather River to Open Rails ver 1.5.1. Yes, I checked the box to add Scalerail to the WP3 install. Fired up the simulation and...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:44 AM
  • R. Steele
    Open Rails Locomotive CarBody Measurements
    by R. Steele

    I have uploaded to the library104 locomotive carbody measurement include files in the following format:
    Comment ( Specifications from
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:34 AM

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