• 15th Anniversary

    This month marks the 15th anniversary of the release of Microsoft Train Simulator, the software that got this community started. MSTS has kept this web site busy for all these years with nearly 30,000 files in our library and active discussions in our forums.

    It's also the 15th anniversary of TrainSim.Com. At this point in our history we need to consider where to go in the future. MSTS is getting pretty old, the hobby is moving in various directions, some less clear than others. Where does this community fit and what do you the members want from it?

    We've opened up a discussion of these topics in the forums and invite you to join and help plan our future.

    Join the discussion!

    12 Comments
    1. irrailway's Avatar
      irrailway -
      Congos Train Sim and MSTS! Looking forward for a exciting future of MSTS,Train Sim and Open Rails!
    1. charlesowen's Avatar
      charlesowen -
      Well done Train Sim and MSTS keep up the good work and don't change the format - it works perfectly as it is. Thanks for entertaining us all these years.
    1. magmateus's Avatar
      magmateus -
      I say like charlesowen:
      Don't change anything in this excellent site.
      Actually it works perfect.
      Congratulations to the responsible of TrainSim.com and good luck for site and all his members.
      Greetings.
      António Mateus
    1. genestewjr's Avatar
      genestewjr -
      Looking forward to 15 more exciting years! MSTS is the best
    1. maralnob's Avatar
      maralnob -
      Trainsim congratulations for 15 years of excellent quality MSTS, and make us happy with our railways
      virtual and let ourselves increasingly hobbyists
      by MSTS, open rails, Trainz, railworks, and bve or...
    1. jcswope's Avatar
      jcswope -
      This website is the best. Without it, the people who run the site and the people who have uploaded so many amazing files, I would haven't learned so much about trains. Thanks to all who have made this site possible and enabled me to enjoy trains in a way not possible without this site and MSTS/Open Rails.
    1. Lurker57's Avatar
      Lurker57 -
      Congrats, may both of you MSTS & TrainSim live another 15 years. Even with its age MSTS still the best trainsim thanks to Binpatch.
    1. derickavery's Avatar
      derickavery -
      Congrats on the 15th anniversary. Train Sim has done so much. It provided an outlet for developers of all sorts and gave the armature a place to come get answers. MSTS is still lagging behind in what other train sims has been able to accomplish. For example Railworks as far as graphics, Run 8 as far as life like operation in the cab and functionality and physics. Thanks to BIN. Open Rails has done a lot. Combine all of that into where I think Microsoft MSTS 2 was headed. Google earth inserted into the game. That may not be what Train-sim can do but for the payware and professional developers. Just a few thoughts.
    1. georgwin's Avatar
      georgwin -
      Hi,Nels
      The first thing you get in this anniversary is a huge card, your achievement is that this site is the best in its class, prilific and complete. Longevity is a support your sacrifices and enthusiasm, which should be recognized now and forever.
      The future? The future is safe in your hands and we trust it.
      Thanks for everything.
    1. nsrailfan1's Avatar
      nsrailfan1 -
      Congrats all around and thanks to everyone who put this site together and to those who contributed their files for our enjoyment. Here's to many more years of enjoyment.

      -Jerry
    1. WSteven1's Avatar
      WSteven1 -
      Would like to see more collaboration between Open Rails and MSTS Train-Sim in the area of error messages that keep coming up (yes, I am bringing up 'Track Node' errors again)...there have to be individuals in both communities that can get together to discuss these errors and form teams to resolve these issues...it would definitely make for a better working platform for OR and numerous ideas for expansion and improvement.

      Regional involvement in Model Railroading Tradeshows throughout the country to provide wider exposure and a greater audience than ever before...

      Video 'How-To' clinics for those who want to begin building and reskinning equipment from the experts like Paul Charland, Moe Smith and many others...then folks like myself who wish that someone could or would build and upload a particular piece of equipment, scenery, utility, map or whatever could contribute more than just the $$$ to the annual fund (not that I am complaining)...just my $0.02 worth/Bill Stevens
    1. R. Steele's Avatar
      R. Steele -
      Quote Originally Posted by WSteven1 View Post
      Would like to see more collaboration between Open Rails and MSTS Train-Sim in the area of error messages that keep coming up (yes, I am bringing up 'Track Node' errors again)...there have to be individuals in both communities that can get together to discuss these errors and form teams to resolve these issues...it would definitely make for a better working platform for OR and numerous ideas for expansion and improvement.
      Man-O-Man, I can agree with this....that warning pops up in more routes...not being a route builder, I have no idea how to fix, or if there is a fix...A look at the OR code of handling this would be welcome.
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