Trainz Community Express Archives

19th June 2002

Hi Trainzers,

As promised in the last installment of Community Express, we can now update you with further details on the Trainz promotional initiative. Thanks for the great response to our proposal. With the expressions of interest received it is time to open a new forum area, "Trainz on the Road", for further discussion and to support your efforts in this area. Do you like "Trainz on the Road" as a name for our promotion? Can you think of a better one? Let us know here.

Trainz on the Road

If you are interested in participating in our Trainz on the Road promotion, or even have a few ideas that you would like to contribute please post here.

For starters we would like to hear from anyone interested in participating by demonstrating Trainz at events such as:

  • model rail exhibitions
  • local club meetings and events
  • hobby stores and rail museums
  • computer clubs, schools, seniors clubs, etc
  • other places where Trainz may have appeal

Please let us know the details of specific events coming up in your area (name of event, location, date, estimated attendance numbers, etc.) by creating a new thread; such as our one for NMRA National Train Show, Fort Lauderdale, July 19-21.

NMRA National Train Show, Fort Lauderdale, July 19-21.

Auran will be demonstrating and promoting Trainz and the new Service Pack 3 upgrade at the National Train Show in Fort Lauderdale. We are looking for keen members of the Trainz community to assist us with the event. Levels of involvement can vary from dropping by to say hello and chatting with stand visitors to actually bringing along your PC and helping us with demonstrating Trainz. If you can make it to Florida please post here and email

We are expecting over 20,000 visitors to the show, so the more help we can get the more fun it will be :)

Website in the Spotlight

This week's featured website is Terry Frank's (tafweb) excellent TrainzObjectz. If you're after UK objects to enhance your layouts, from shops and factories to English pubs, Barclays Bank and an Elizabethan Manor house then make sure you visit the site and start downloading. You will also find a few layouts and locos to download as well. A fantastic effort Terry :)

Screenshot of the Week
This week's screenshots feature the high quality creations of landrvr1. If you frequent the screenshotz area of the Trainz forum then you've no doubt seen many of the other great shots contributed by landrvr. This batch are from his latest project: the current cars of the South Shore Line. Stop by the forum and check them out!

Download Station Report

Here's the week's Download Station report:

Currently available from Download Station:
Buildings / Structures 127
Layouts 67
Locomotives 121
Miscellaneous 24
MSTS Addon 2
Road 17
Rolling Stock 246
Textures 8
Track 11
Trackside Accessories 23
Vehicles 15

This Week's New Uploads Include:
Mike10 Wide Viaduct Kit Track
Mike10 Viaducts for Junctions Track
Mike10 Bricked-up Viaducts Track
whitepass WPY92 Locomotives
ZyryZ DB 145 BASF Locomotives
ZyryZ DB145 Regional Lok Locomotives
ZyryZ DB 145 DB CARGO Locomotives
smcbride15 DART Line Layouts
tafweb Beam Bridge Single Track Track
tafweb Signal Box 1 - Dorking Buildings / Structures
tafweb Gasometers Buildings / Structures
tafweb Supermarket - Tesco Buildings / Structures
tafweb Suburban Shop 11 Buildings / Structures
tafweb Suburban Shop 10 Buildings / Structures
John_SB Freight Australia S 303 Locomotives
majekear 40ft Boxcar No Pacific 1288 Rolling Stock
majekear 4-Bay Hopper CN 371893 Rolling Stock
majekear Gondola CN 90830 Rolling Stock
majekear 4-Bay Hopper SKPX 635333 Rolling Stock
majekear 4Bay Hopper Alberta 396173 Rolling Stock
Magicland Panama Limited Car Pack Rolling Stock
OverlordNZ OCR Logging Camp Warehouse Buildings / Structures
louvain GWR Pannier 54xx Locomotives
Eurostar Telegraph Pole Splines Set 1 Trackside Accessories
louvain GWR 40 ton coal wagon Rolling Stock
OverlordNZ OCR Logging Switcher Shed Buildings / Structures
majekear 50ft Reefer Bookey Packing Rolling Stock
vulcan Container Crane Buildings / Structures
p_hucklebridge Class 50 - Network South East Locomotives
Mike10 Brick Arch Bridge Road
Mike10 Modern Concrete Ravine Bridge Track
Mike10 Brick Road Viaduct Road
Mike10 Brick Rail Viaduct Track
Mike10 Pack of 3 wooden fences Buildings / Structures
majekear Hopper 3Bay Wincester&West Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Gondola Southern 50757 Rolling Stock
majekear Hopper 3-Bay SCL L&N 252545 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Cracker Jack Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Columbia & Cowlitz Rolling Stock
Magicland E-L Phoebe Snow Car Pack Rolling Stock
whitepass PPBX reefer Rolling Stock
whitepass NYC gon Rolling Stock
OverlordNZ 50 foot Log Car with Logs Rolling Stock
Magicland Illinois Central E8 A-B-B-A Locomotives
OverlordNZ 55ft Generic Log Wagon - Empty Rolling Stock
majekear RinglingBrosBarnumBaileyCar Rolling Stock
mattoo Q.R.383 Locomotives
barticket North America 1 Layouts
vulcan Container Ship 1.1 Buildings / Structures

The Download Station current hit parade of top five all time downloads are:
1. Sagatukett
[Downloaded: 2521]
2. New River Rail
[Downloaded: 2312]
3. SAR Passenger Station 2 Tracks
[Downloaded: 1577]
4. Rail Ale
[Downloaded: 1478]
5. SAR Passenger Station 3 Tracks
[Downloaded: 1417]

This Week's Top Five Downloads
1. Container Crane
[Downloaded: 402]
2. Brick Arch Bridge
[Downloaded: 284]
3. NYC gon
[Downloaded: 272]
4. Container Ship 1.1
[Downloaded: 263]
5. North America 1
[Downloaded: 233]

The Current Top 5 Uploaderz are:
1. majekear 103
2. tafweb 47
3. gjvh 41
4. RailroadKing 21
5. tony-meredith 19

The Trainz forum waffle thread of the week "OT, but .... Say ........ did you know" was started by geep and provides some interesting trivia on the infamous hotrod ;)

Community Events

The Halton County Trainz get together, organised by Boco, was held last weekend at the Halton RR Museum. Here's a few photos from the event that Dave sent in.

Featuring, from the left:
skybear, thor1, boco, sorry I don't have a nick, and austin316hockey.

Take a look at this forum thread for reports of the day. It sounds like the event was throughly enjoyed by all who attended. Congratulations to Boco and Co for organising the get together.

Finally, don't forget to stop by the new Trainz on the Road forum area and let us know what you think. Where would you like to demo Trainz? Are there any train exhibitons coming up in your corner of the world?

Until next week.....


John Banks

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