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  • eric
    State of the Site: May 2024
    by eric

    Where has the year gone? Here we are almost in the month of June, my granddaughter is out of school again, and my wife's tomato patch looks to be off to a good start. Still waiting for the cicadas to hatch up in our neck of the woods, but I can't say I'm too concerned if they don't manage to show up. They're ugly and the dogs will probably be a bit freaked out...

    This week got off to a very interesting start... a perennial favorite here at Trainsim.Com has an update: the Full Bucket...
    Posted 05-31-2024, 09:29 PM
  • eric
    Memorial Day
    by eric

    It's Memorial Day in the United States.

    As most Americans will be enjoying the day off from work today, I wanted to write and acknowledge that our very ability to enjoy a holiday came at a very high price, which was paid for by those who gave their lives in conflict.

    Previously known as Decoration Day, this is not a day of celebration. It's not intended to be a day for parties, boating or barbecues.

    It is a day of commemoration, specifically set...
    Posted 05-27-2024, 06:58 AM
  • 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
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  • TrainGuy17
    Help on placing tracks and start of placing objects down
    by TrainGuy17
    Hello, so I am trying to figure out how to place tracks/roads onto my route. I have the terrain texture or ground texture placed and was able to figure...
    Last Activity: Today, 09:57 AM
  • NorthernWarrior
    "Madness" Sale On Steam
    by NorthernWarrior

    Just a quick heads up, TSC sale slipped under the radar on Steam on until 3rd June. Not everything is discounted but some good bargains to be had and...
    Last Activity: Today, 05:42 AM
  • qballbandit
    Newer Blue Painted Prime Containers for COFC
    by qballbandit

    Hi, looking to put a shout out request for the modern blue painted Prime containers for COFC trains. Very big presence in Intermodal, and would be a very...
    Last Activity: Today, 04:57 AM
  • Whatever2006
    Whatever's Locomotive Reskins
    by Whatever2006

    As the name of the thread says, this is where I post my renumbering reskins of certain locomotives with specific numbers.

    Last Activity: Today, 01:00 AM
  • tie
    Cima Sub rebuild -Las Vegas region
    by tie

    Is the route creator for the CIMA SUB ,Jeff Farquhar still on this board by any chance? I've taken on a personal project to expand Las Vegas southwest...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 11:18 PM
  • phigui
    Danny Beck's "BNSF Missing Files Set"
    by phigui

    Hi !
    I have a problem !
    Todays's new file : " Assorted Locomotive pack Volume 2 " requires BNSF SD70MAC 9985 from Danny Becks ....
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 07:25 PM
  • CSRX
    NBSR SD70M-2's
    by CSRX

    This week, the final two SD70M-2's landed on NB&M property in Saint John, NB. The NBSR 6414 ran its first run last night, and I got to have it as...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 04:15 PM
  • seagoon
    Steam: ex-NSWGR Beyer-Garratt #6029
    by seagoon

    Climbing Tumulla Bank a couple of days ago. I think it was on its way to Bathurst for our long weekend holiday.
    You can hear it from about 1:24...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 04:15 PM
  • ZachBell4400
    CPKC Mactier Sub V2.0 (Revamp) - Project Thread for 2024 and Beyond
    by ZachBell4400

    Merry Christmas to all and thank you to Ted Kocyla for his beautiful route based in Ontario, Canada. I'm doing a revamp of the MSTS favorite route offered...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 03:53 PM
  • lvlender
    Failure to Load Malady
    by lvlender

    Hi Guys,
    Got the following ‘load error’ message for all the activities on one of the MSTS routes. (I am running it under ORTS). No other MSTS
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 02:33 PM

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