Trainz Community Express Archives
5th June 2002
Over the last few weeks we have raised the plan to involve community members in moving Trainz into the model and hobby market. This would involve, for example, promoting and demonstrating Trainz at model rail club events and model rail exhibitions. The response to this initiative has been overwhelming, thanks guys! Ieuan and myself are currently working on finalising plans to support your efforts and will be in touch with further details soon. In the meantime, we would greatly appreciate it if you would let us know details of the events at which you are interested in participating (type of event, date, where to be held, anticipated number of attendees, etc.). If you also know of any events coming up in your area at which it would be suitable to promote Trainz please let us know. Just email the details through to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A regular feature of Community Express will include a list of events at which Trainz will be promoted, including the community members who will be participating. More on this exciting initiative soon.
This week's website in the spotlight is Magic's Trainz Fan Forum, a German language site with extensive forum support. If you happen to be a German speaking Trainz fan, check it out. If you would like your Trainz website to be featured in a future Community Express please email the details through to me at email@example.com.
A new feature for Community Express is screenshot of the week. This week the screenshots are contributed by landrvr and feature his excellent Zephyr and Pennsy Shark with the GG1. The Sharks' are hauling some centerbeam cars created by realsquash and the featured layout is CeeBee's Highland Valley. You never know, landrvr's Zephyr may turn up with Service Pack 3 ;) If you have screenshots of your layouts or models that you would like to be considered please send them in.
Here's the week's Download Station report:
|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
My Trainz waffle thread of the week is "on the Pronunciation of Auran"; it features a fine contribution from our very own all round marketing guy, Ieuan Hyde. Check this out for a quality waffle "First, it is important to understand the subtle differences in the words "awe", "oar", "or" and "ore". Now, assuming that Auran is implicitly awesome (which we are) we can remove the necessity for "awe". There can be no substitute for Auran, so "or" is out as well, which leaves us with "oar" and "ore". People use an "oar" when they intend to paddle...Naturally, we prefer to swim, so "oar" goes". And that is just a preliminary point in Ieuan's thesis on the correct pronunciation of Auran.
However, the thread of the week must go to Greg Lane's announcement of Service Pack 3 details, it has received over 9500 views and resulted in the forum having the most ever users on (116).
Stay tuned for more Community Express next week :)