Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Computing & The Model Railway > Model Railway Simulators. > Railway Simulators To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

Railway Simulators - Model Railway Simulators. - Computing & The Model Railway - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2011 03:32 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 1st post
Rupert
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides


There I was, all set to put something onto the forum about my N-gauge efforts, when my attention wandered to the shortcut to Auran's "Trainz Classics - Settle and Carlisle". Just five minutes, I thought........clicked the link.........nothing there! The programme has gone, reclaimed by the void - or the victim of an ill-advised right-click! Trainz 2006 - rapidly installed after the disaster as a placebo - just didn't fill the gap.

So intolerable a state of affairs cannot be tolerated; and ten/twelve hours later I had downloaded Trains (WBE) 2009 and the "SnC" expansion (do 2009:WBE first, or you'll need to re-download "SnC" again to get them to "mesh".) Total cost - some £25 (and you can reload them later if you need to!) Several updates/patches - and a visit to http://www.rail-sim.co.uk - later, and I was ready to start rolling. (That's not to say that SnC is all that's on Trainz 2009: it's not, and there's some fairly tasty other stuff on there - even if some of it does hark back to Trainz 2006/2004, and comes from "abroad".)

'Rail-sim' provided Black Fives; Jintys; 'Peaks'; Class 40s; and wagons/coaches galore - all free: go into 'Surveyor' mode on 'Trainz', and they're all yours to play with.

It's not the perfect sim; but Trainz covers a huge amount of ground. Over the next couple of weeks I suspect I'll be busy with virtual railways: if I have conclusions to draw, I'll record them on this thread. In the meantime, I'll try to get something onto the forum regarding (model) railways actual - rather than virtual - over the coming few days.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Apr 7th, 2011 04:55 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 2nd post
ElDavo
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Beware, Trainz can be addictive.

Cheers
Dave (recovering Trainzaholic)

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Apr 8th, 2011 10:33 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 3rd post
gdaysydney
Member


Joined: Mon Mar 28th, 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1266
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Then there is Microsoft's aging "Train Simulator"

Did anyone else get the NRM's (York UK) free Christmas gift? Railsimulator's  Flying Scotsman Christmas  - took a while to load up and only a short simulation but IMHO very good graphics






____________________
Dave
Notmutley
British OO outline, DCC - NCE PowerPro, Sound chips, Computer Control- RR&Co software
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Apr 9th, 2011 05:28 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 4th post
Iansa
Member


Joined: Sat Aug 16th, 2008
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 448
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I did have the Microsoft train simulator, my son has Trainz, but not my cup of tea.

 I much rather op trains on my layout.

 Ian



____________________
Any DCC is better than no DCC
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Apr 9th, 2011 06:57 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 5th post
gdaysydney
Member


Joined: Mon Mar 28th, 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1266
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Iansa wrote: I did have the Microsoft train simulator, my son has Trainz, but not my cup of tea.

 I much rather op trains on my layout.

 Ian

I'm inclined to agree - its just every now and than I get lazy and if I am on the computer I will sometimes decide to drive a train for a while but normally for no more than 30minutes ( shorter than most routes) - come to think of it I don't think I have ever completed a route......apart from the short trip on the  NRM's version.



____________________
Dave
Notmutley
British OO outline, DCC - NCE PowerPro, Sound chips, Computer Control- RR&Co software
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Apr 10th, 2011 06:17 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 6th post
Photoman
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I used to use Microsoft Train Sim, but it's been very much outdated by http://www.railsimulator.com which I continue to enjoy greatly.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 8445     Current time is 07:50 am  
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Computing & The Model Railway > Model Railway Simulators. > Railway Simulators
You can type a quick reply to this topic here. Click in the box below to begin.

Or to reply to an individual post, or to include images, attachments and formatted text,
click the Quote or Reply buttons on each post above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start New Topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.
Start New Topic

Back to top of page

           
15 Most Recent Topics

Problems with this web site? Please contact the Webmaster.

All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted.
Unless stated otherwise, all the material displayed on this web site, including all text, photographs, drawings and other images, is copyright and the property of the respective contributor. Registered members are welcome to use it for their own personal non-commercial modelmaking purposes. It must not be reproduced or re-published elsewhere in any form, or used commercially, without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.    © 2008

                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.