Trainz Community Express Archives
22nd May 2002
The Trainz Community website in the spotlight this week is young Monsieur Max's Max Trainz. Max's site includes regular updates on the progress of his layout, Saguenay Railway. The Creationz page is a new addition to the site in which Max regularly discusses Trainz works in progress, including the creations of other community members. For example, Landrvr's work on Baldwin RF-16 "Shark" is currently featured. You can also regularly catch up with the legendary Monsieur Max on the Trainz chat channel. To join the chat click on the "chat" link found on the Trainz website main menu. Alternatively, join our IRC Server by using an IRC client such as mIRC. Here's the details for joining the Auran Server:
To join the #Trainz channel type /join #Trainz into your client.
If you are logging into the chat with your Planet Auran username then you will need to identify yourself to the server. To do this please type:
/identify [username] [password]
(obviously username will be your Planet Auran username details, followed by your password). For example "/identify Joe_Blogs xw3345"
We look forward to seeing you on the Trainz Chat, it is worth dropping in just to observe the antics of regulars such as Boweavel, Rebes, JoshEH, Badtrash, prr, realsquash, X995, Agentorange, UnNerved, Landrvr, Boco, Andy_N, Beanpole, Stoffe, Muya, tom-sa and Pikkabird to mention just a few. You never know, you may even run into the Fat Controller ;) But more seriously the guys on the chat are a very helpful bunch and are more than happy to assist new comers with Trainz tips etc. Thanks Guys!
New Trainz websites this week include Emdec's The Trainz Layout Registry and Seacar's The Railroad Paint House.
SeaCar comments on the Railroad Paint House:
"I host Railroad Paint Shop which I created to fill the little niche of providing railroad colors to people who wanted to have more of a standard color for their locos and rolling stock.
I get colors from numerous resources on the net including railroad historical societies, rr webpages and pictures. I feel that so far the colors there are a good representation of being 'prototypical' but they
do not obviously include such weathering affects as fading, bleaching, and streaking, which can give any loco a completely different shade than another. I try to encourage submissions from anyone who has their favorite railroad colors so that I can put them up for the benefit of everyone and would like to include more 'international' colors. I have only recently added Queensland Rail of Oz and hope to have more as time goes on. I think this can be a valuable resource to anyone painting their own equipment and possibly help to make colors for certain railroads have some semblance of standardization (but on the other hand, the joy of Trainzing is the variety, so to each his own)".
If you would like your Trainz website to be featured in a future Community Express please email the details through to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And now for this week's Download Station report:
|Here's an idea of what's currently available from Download Station:
|Buildings / Structures
|The Download Station current hit parade of top five downloads are:
||New River Rail
||SAR Passenger Station 2 Tracks
||SAR Passenger Station 3 Tracks
Don't forget, the entry deadline for the TrainzLink Competition is today, so make sure that you get your entries in to Uncle Rob Shaw.
Finally, my Trainz forum waffle thread of the week. I arrived to work on Monday to discover a rather massive outbreak of waffling in the "Drumming up Support" thread. The outcome involved issuing yellow waffle cards to CeeBee, X995, Boweavel, ChileanLlama, Barney (yes the fat controller) and D9002. The scale of the outbreak also warranted red cards being imposed on JoshEH and 3801, with the associated penalty of each having 50 posts deducted from their forum count. With the outbreak put down I was then able to move on to more important matters ;). If you are a Trainz content creator or even interested in uploading your layouts to Download Station you may like to take a look at Greg Lane's clarifying post on the issue of KUIDs.
Check back next week for more Trainz Community Express!
John Banks :)