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  • 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...
    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
  • 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
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  • 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, 08:22 PM
  • frliss
    Can't find sound file
    by frliss

    I just downloaded the Conrail EMD SD40-2 4 Pack. As you can see I'm a conrail nut and this four pack is outstanding.

    I'm having a bit of
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 06:56 PM
  • lvlender
    All my Track is Gone !!!
    by lvlender

    I must have screwed up somewhere. Most of my routes have lost their track. The trains are sitting on grey stripes where roadbed, etc. should be. All the...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 04:42 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, 04:18 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, 03:27 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, 03:14 PM
  • 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: Yesterday, 01:06 PM
  • haverfordwest
    Railroader Update 4
    by haverfordwest

    Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:29 AM
  • lvlender
    Diesel Smoke is bogus
    by lvlender

    I have the BLZ/ZT E8A Amtrak #245 that has a very irritating unrealistic smoke. The A and B units belch (in exact sync) a smoke cloud that just hangs...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 10:07 AM
  • TrainGuy17
    Adding/Putting Textures and objects on tiles or on ground
    by TrainGuy17
    Hello, I have a question. In TSRE Route Editor, as I am starting my route creation and after I name my route and then the display shows, with all the...
    Last Activity: Yesterday, 08:56 AM

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