Trainz Community Express Archives

12th June 2002

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another installment of Community Express

This week's websites in the spotlight are Trainz Portal Schweiz hosted by TalkieToaster and TRAINZ.SIM hosted by Daniel.

Trainz Portal Schweiz is an extensive German language based website. TalkieToaster comments that the sites main features include:

  • translation of official Auran newsletters in to German
  • selective mirroring of user files (that we encounter on other servers) on our Europe based server
  • free hosting of user files
  • free hosting of user screenshots
  • a forum to discuss all trainz topics
  • a hyperlink collection (50+ websites and growing)

TalkieToaster is eagerly looking forward to the German retail release of Trainz and the anticipated growth in the German Trainz online community. Thanks for the support TalkieToaster! TRAINZ.SIM is a new site on the Trainz scene, following the recent French retail release. It is a French language based site and offers a great resource for all French speaking Trainz fans.

This week's screenshots of the week starts off with a contribution from the Fat Controller himself. Barney has a prototypical route in progress (now at baseboard #14); here's a sneek peak:

Barney comments that the layout in progress features only Trainz original assets at this stage. Thanks for sending in the screenies Barney, and we look forward to driving the completed route!

You might like to also check out this fantastic screenshot that features magnificent sky textures. If you want to include the textures in your layouts they are available as a download package, Environment Pack 1, from the Trainz Download Station and also from the website where the screenshot is taken from, The Virtual Bulgarian State Railway. The Environment Pack 1 was put together by Chip McClure (vhm3). Thanks Chip for the excellent work!

Here's the week's Download Station report:

Currently available from Download Station:
Buildings / Structures 118
Layouts 65
Locomotives 113
Miscellaneous 24
Road 15
Rolling Stock 228
Textures 8
Track 5
Trackside Accessories 22
Vehicles 15

This Week's New Uploads Include:
sirgibby NZ Pioneer House1 - Wood Buildings / Structures
sirgibby NZ Pioneer house 1 - old Buildings / Structures
sirgibby NZ Pioneer house 1 - brick Buildings / Structures
Jonny211 Oakwood Station Pack 01 Buildings / Structures
asandor Sand and Fuel Towers Buildings / Structures
vulcan Container Ship Buildings / Structures
kondrup The Country v. 2 Layouts
RailroadKing Hormel Foods Reefer Rolling Stock
whitepass CNW_station Buildings / Structures
jjpenguins66 MP_Rabbit Buildings / Structures
tony-meredith VFUK-Auster3-01 Vehicles
MadBirdCZ Rotary Billboard Miscellaneous
Magicland CNJ GP7 1525 Locomotives
ironpenguin Waffle House Buildings / Structures
jjpenguins66 WaffleBarn Buildings / Structures
tony-meredith VFUK Greenhouse01 Buildings / Structures
vhm3 Environment Pack 1 Textures
John_SB West Coast Railway S Class Locomotives
Magicland CNJ GP7 1527 Locomotives
tolaris 4-track PRR Catenary Trackside Accessories
majekear Hopper 3-Bay Santa Fe 307050 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3-Bay Southern 88656 Rolling Stock
Arabian_train Dover City Railroad Layouts
1802ta Transwaggon Hirss4 v2.0 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3Bay RockIsland 13188 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3-Bay Northern Pacific Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3-Bay Ga Power Co Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3-Bay Frisco 79018 Rolling Stock
barticket North America 1 Locomotives
tomtre Southlines 2C Layouts
majekear 40ft Boxcar Detroit & Mackinac Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar L&C Ocean Spray Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Apal Northern 5454 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Conrail 166757 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ftBoxcar Conrail Buy USBonds Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar NewOrleansPubBelt Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar N&W 15165 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Penn Cent 188881 Rolling Stock
majekear 60ft Boxcar M Pacific 121173 Rolling Stock
Stew SIECO 52 ft Boxcar - MNS 51019 Rolling Stock
RailroadKing 40ft Railbox Boxcar Rolling Stock
RailroadKing 40ft Weathered Railbox Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3Bay Lehigh V 30988 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3Bay PPLX 1040 Rolling Stock
majekear Tanker Penn Salt SHPX 4733 Rolling Stock
majekear Tanker Diamond Chem 19422 Rolling Stock
majekear Tanker Cargill CRCX 5577 Rolling Stock
majekear Tanker Cardox GATX 83516 Rolling Stock
majekear Tanker Bakers Chocolat GATX Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3Bay Georgia Power Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3Bay Southern 88656 Rolling Stock
RailroadKing Heinz 57 Reefer Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3-Bay N&W 178188 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar BurlingtonN 248728 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3Bay Cargill TLDX7274 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3Bay Early&Daniel Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper3Bay Illinois Grain Corp Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3Bay Midwestern Grain Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3Bay CoopMarket Asso Rolling Stock
Magicland USA Taxi Vehicles
sg1 CP SD40-2 Beaver Locomotives
sg1 CP Rail SD40-2 Locomotives
sg1 CP SD40-2 Locomotives
RailroadKing Tanker 6 Pack Rolling Stock
RailroadKing Texaco Tanker Rolling Stock
RailroadKing Waste Management Gondola Rolling Stock
tafweb Suburban Shop 9 Buildings / Structures
tafweb Suburban Shop 8 Buildings / Structures
tafweb Suburban Shop 7 Buildings / Structures
tafweb Suburban Shop 6 Buildings / Structures
tafweb Suburban Shop 5 Buildings / Structures
tafweb Suburban House 5 Buildings / Structures
majekear 40ft Boxcar MountTop Soda 242 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Milwaukee 4242 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Fruit Growers Exp Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Edelweiss Brew Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer G Heileman Lager Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Hanrahan 1209 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Northern Pac 91202 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Reefer Dairymen League Rolling Stock
fjhorne Generic Symetrical Caboose Rolling Stock
John_SB F7A MT Newman Mining Locomotives
majekear 40ft Boxcar N&W 44294 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar N&W 42612 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar CSXT 198289 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar D&H 18658 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar N&W 44022 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3 Bay FURX 832122 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3 Bay SOO Line 70393 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar N&W 515141 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3 Bay Bunge Corporation Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Katy 99363 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3 Bay FMC Chemicals Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Ashley D&W 9779 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Wisconsin C 47777 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar W. Pacific Feather Rolling Stock
majekear Caboose Cotton Belt SSW 83 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3-Bay Wayne Feeds Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Alaska 781811 Rolling Stock
RailroadKing MAERSK Container Flat Rolling Stock
John_SB PCP Class Van Rolling Stock
vulcan Liebherr LTM1300 Mobile Crane Buildings / Structures
flemming123 DSB Nohab MY 1154 Locomotives

The Download Station current hit parade of top five downloads are:
1. Sagatukett
[Downloaded: 2468]
2. New River Rail
[Downloaded: 2251]
3. SAR Passenger Station 2 Tracks
[Downloaded: 1541]
4. Rail Ale
[Downloaded: 1467]
5. SAR Passenger Station 3 Tracks
[Downloaded: 1389]


The Current Top 5 Uploaderz are:
1. majekear 92
2. gjvh 41
3. tafweb 41
4. RailroadKing 21
5. tony-meredith 19

The Trainz forum waffle thread of the week goes to Ships. Barry started this thread back in April and it continues to steam along, now reaching some 8 pages. There is some great discussion and links to screenshots in the thread about the growing Trainz fleet. Barry has been a strong advocate and supporter for all things shipping and naval in Trainz for a good while now. So if you're into Trainz and ships check it out.

Stay tuned for more details on the Trainz promotional initiative that I've mentioned over the past few installments of Community Express. Don't forget, if you know of any local model rail club events or exhibitions coming up in your area where it would be appropriate to promote and demonstrate Trainz, please drop a line to helpdesk@auran.com with all of the relevant details.

Well that's about all for this week's Trainz community express. I'm about to take my life into my own hands and head over the Trainz developers' area and see how Service Pack 3 is advancing (it is looking good!). Uncle Rob looks particularly mean today, but what the hell, I may get a peek at one of those new scenarios he's been working on ;)

Cheers,

John Banks

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