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    What happened to www.3dtrains.com

    Hi, I have a question. Can anyone tell me what happened to www.3dtrains.com, why and when, whether it will ever return and whether all of its products are currently available elsewhere? Thank you so much for your help.

    Sincerely,
    Connor Richey

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    The short answer is that their website has been deactivated, and their payware products are not available for purchase elsewhere.

    That's all I know right now. It's always possible that a site will return or that arrangements will be made to sell elsewhere.
    Last edited by eric; 02-06-2023, 07:42 AM.
    If you like what you see here at Trainsim.com, be it the discussions and knowledge in the forums, items saved in our library or the ongoing development of our TSRE Fork, I hope you'll consider a paid membership to help support keeping the site operating.... Thanks!

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      #3
      Bummer. I was wanting to get a few more items from there.

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        #4
        Yeah they had a free soundpack i wish that i could have got.

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          #5
          3D Trains WHOIS change

          I noticed this while doing a WHOIS through ICANN lookup.

          Domain Status:
          clientDeleteProhibited
          clientRenewProhibited
          clientTransferProhibited
          clientUpdateProhibited

          The other 3 are fairly common due to any domain shut down, but clientRenewProhibited is unique. Normally if payment is not made you will see clientHold which is the blanket shutdown code for nonpayment of domain renewal. This status is new as of 2023 as far as I can tell. 3DTrains is set to expire from the registrar in April.

          "This status code tells your domain's registry to reject requests to renew your domain. It is an uncommon status that is usually enacted during legal disputes or when your domain is subject to deletion."

          I wonder what might be going on? Just figured I'd bring this forward to the community. I still hold out hope that 3dTrains may return to us one day. One can only dream.
          You ain't stopping at this hotel, kid. My hotel! The stars at night, I put 'em there. And I know the presidents, all of them. And I go where I d*** well please. Even the chairman of the New York Central can't do it better. My road, kid, and I don't give lessons and I don't take partners. -Lee Marvin

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            #6
            With it subject to deletion, I'd wager that the parties at be have informed the host they in fact do not plan to renew and at the end of the domain registration it will be deleted.
            MK

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              #7
              Upon further investigation and talking with the registrar support line that does appear to me the case. The assign that to accounts that have been asked to be removed or accounts who bank accounts have locked the registrar out due to closure or request to decline.

              I'm gonna miss you 3D Trains

              Thanks for the memories.
              You ain't stopping at this hotel, kid. My hotel! The stars at night, I put 'em there. And I know the presidents, all of them. And I go where I d*** well please. Even the chairman of the New York Central can't do it better. My road, kid, and I don't give lessons and I don't take partners. -Lee Marvin

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                Scalerail and Scaleroad (3Dtrains) download for MsTs

                Hello,

                I have a Msts/open rails route that I would love to run, but it requires 3DTrains Scalerail and Scaleroads. Since this was freeware at the time on the 3DTrains website, I was hoping someone could help me to find the files needed.

                Are these included in any (payware) route or available anywhere?

                Many thanks!

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                  #9
                  It has been mentioned before that the TrainSimulation.net Mullan Pass route includes Scalerail and Scaleroads.

                  I don't currently own that but maybe somebody else can confirm if that's true or not.
                  Last edited by eric; 02-06-2023, 07:37 AM.
                  If you like what you see here at Trainsim.com, be it the discussions and knowledge in the forums, items saved in our library or the ongoing development of our TSRE Fork, I hope you'll consider a paid membership to help support keeping the site operating.... Thanks!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by eric View Post

                    It has been mentioned before that the TrainSimulation.net Mullan Pass route includes Scalerail and Scaleroads.

                    I don't currently own that but maybe somebody else can confirm if that's true or not.
                    Worth noting that the Scale Rails / Scale Roads shapes included with Mullan will ONLY work with DDS textures. There is a reason the TrainSimulations installers by default point to a separate TrainSimulations install - it can mess up the way other routes function if someone who doesn't know what they're doing tries installing the TrainSimulations ScaleRail/Roads shapes into a non-TrainSimulations-specific install. I would not recommend it
                    Last edited by eric; 02-06-2023, 07:38 AM.
                    ~Sean Kelly~
                    SP Shasta Route for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/sp-shasta
                    MRL Mullan Pass for Open Rails: https://www.trainsimulations.net/mullanpass

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                      #11
                      What I can say is this: Several of us have been in touch with the author for Scalerail/Scaleroads, and within the last month I offered to host the files here.

                      Nothing firm yet, but there is hope.
                      If you like what you see here at Trainsim.com, be it the discussions and knowledge in the forums, items saved in our library or the ongoing development of our TSRE Fork, I hope you'll consider a paid membership to help support keeping the site operating.... Thanks!

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                        #12
                        I talk to Marc all the time and I can assure you he is alive and well and I recently mentioned to him the interest in Scalerail and Scaleroads so don't be surprised if you see it pop up here in the near future!
                        Kevin Kelleher

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by jbtower View Post
                          I talk to Marc all the time and I can assure you he is alive and well and I recently mentioned to him the interest in Scalerail and Scaleroads so don't be surprised if you see it pop up here in the near future!
                          Next time you speak please also ask about some sort of arrangement ( licensing or otherwise ) to provide the Feather River Route ... there have been some recent posts asking about availability of that route. It is still an excellent crafted route, be a shame to lose it. Thanks.
                          Cheers, Gerry
                          It's my railroad and I'll do what I want! Historically accurate attitude of US Railroad Barons.
                          Forever, ridin' drag in railroad knowledge.
                          Audi, Vide, Tace, Si Vis Vivere In Pace

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by R. Steele View Post
                            Next time you speak please also ask about some sort of arrangement ( licensing or otherwise ) to provide the Feather River Route ... there have been some recent posts asking about availability of that route. It is still an excellent crafted route, be a shame to lose it. Thanks.
                            I concur. Marc also made one of the few OR locomotives with a 3D Cab, and even his MSTS era models were some of the best early diesels out there. The ATSF E8m set was the first piece of payware I owned.
                            Parker B. - A Misplaced Midwesterner.
                            Also known as Mr. Two Bits and Mr. Squarewheels.

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                              #15
                              It would be nice if scalerails and scaleroads were available somewhere. there are many routes I would like to download but don't bother to as they are required I got Sauda Grade to work! no tracks and no roads! lol was kind of fun watching trains and cars run on grass links on elavas tower appear to just be updates and not for MSTS any help would be appreciated.

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