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  • eric
    State of the Site - July 2024
    by eric

    Happy Independence Day!

    It's hard to believe we're already halfway thru the year, but that's where we are.

    I do apologize for writing this a bit late -- hopefully by now, everyone who celebrates the day has had a chance grab a burger or brat at a cookout, and is getting ready to sit back and watch for some fireworks either tonight or in the coming days.

    Listening from my home office, the celebrating started in our neighborhood last night and hasn't stopped....
    Posted 07-04-2024, 07:29 PM
  • eric
    Reefer Madness
    by eric

    The folks at TrainSimulations.Net have another great rolling stock set for us....

    Mechanical refrigerator cars are an essential piece of railroading, bringing fresh fruit and produce from the growing fields in California and Florida, as well as meat from the Great Plains and fish from the coasts to consumers nationwide.

    This set offers the standard Pacific Car and Foundry 57' car that was in widespread use from the 1960's to the 1990's. A few still remain in service today...
    Posted 06-26-2024, 10:10 AM
  • eric
    Locomotive Packs from DieselsWest
    by eric

    I'm happy to announce all four packs produced for the West Colton route by DieselsWest are now available for purchase in our storefront.

    These packs are essential for anyone who owns the West Colton route, and I have to say, look pretty darn good on the Shasta as well.

    Also available from DieselsWest is their Burlington Northern U30C setalso available. If you're a fan of late Second Generation GE power, you'll want to check this set out.

    Posted 06-22-2024, 11:48 PM
  • eric
    Run8 Studios MP15 Pack #3 Available
    by eric

    Run8 Studios​ has just released their newest equipment pack -- four more MP15's in new liveries:
    • BN patched to BNSF
    • SP patched to UP
    • GMTX
    • CSX
    These grizzled veterans help round out the previous liveries in Packs 1 and 2 (BN, BNSF Heritage I, BNSF Swoosh, NS, SP, Amtrak, Union Pacific, CSX YN3 and Run8 RR).

    Each locomotive has a 3D cab, animated windows, doors, windshield wipers, and many other cool features that only Run8 offers.

    If you like switching, check...
    Posted 06-18-2024, 05:14 PM
  • 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
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Recent Topics


  • jefffarq
    Circular tracks - loops
    by jefffarq

    OK, I'll admit I'm way behind the curve when it comes to tricks and tips for making loops and circle/circuit tracks work, never had to use it before,...
    Last Activity: Today, 10:51 PM
  • dkingsburg
    L&HR 1940'S.
    by dkingsburg

    Does the L&HR 1940's Route Still Exist or has it been Replaced by V4.0?
    Last Activity: Today, 10:45 PM
  • texascowboy
    Activating Signals
    by texascowboy

    I have added several tiles to an existing route to create a short branch line operation, & have placed several signals along the new trackage. However,...
    Last Activity: Today, 10:24 PM
  • dgionet
    Charlkes City Western (IATR) Missing tracks
    by dgionet

    Hi to all,

    Has someone else noticed missing tracks at Marble Rock where it meets with the Rock Island?

    Last Activity: Today, 09:15 PM
  • dkingsburg
    Track Section Build
    by dkingsburg

    Does Open Rails Allow you to Install Activities even though they may Have a Different Track Build than What is Installed. I Installed 4 Activities in...
    Last Activity: Today, 08:13 PM
  • 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, 08:13 PM
  • NorthernWarrior
    Sniper Elite 4
    by NorthernWarrior

    Thought I would start a separate thread on this rather than the discussion we've been having in the TSC forum!

    Anyhow up and running now,...
    Last Activity: Today, 06:16 PM
  • adreid
    Train Simulator Classic 2024 SALES
    by adreid

    If you do not yet own Train Simulator Classic, you have the opportunity to obtain it at a TREMENDOUS discount.

    Ref: https://store.steamp...
    Last Activity: Today, 04:58 PM
  • charland
    DAR_56 Error
    by charland

    I thought I'd post this before setting the DAR_56 project aside.

    I've been having severe problems with the route recently that have lead...
    Last Activity: Today, 10:27 AM
  • adreid
    Open Rails STARTER Tutorial
    by adreid

    I have upgraded the Open Rails STARTER Tutorial, making these activities compatible with the 2024 version of the BNSF Scenic route.

    Last Activity: Today, 09:24 AM

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