Trainz Community Express Archives

10th July 2002

Hi everyone,

The big event for the week is of course the release of Service Pack 3. We appreciate your patience with the download time and please feel free to mirror SP3 or make CD copies available for your friends (who of course have a legitimate copy of Trainz). A huge thanks to the beta-testers; their effort with the testing has made a massive contribution to the quality of service pack 3. Over the coming week significant new features will be unveiled for Download Station that will assist with integrating third-party content with SP3.

On the issue of custom content and Service Pack 3, guidelines for the integration of new content will be available shortly. We will also be holding a chat session this coming Monday (15th July at 7.30am Australian Eastern Standard Time) to discuss with custom content creators the important integration issues arising from the release of SP3 and setting out our plans for supporting your efforts. We would greatly appreciate it if as many content creators as possible can make the chat, your feedback on our plans will be very important. For more about the chat please see my post here. The chat will be held in the new channel, #Trainz_Content_Creation

Website in the Spotlight

This week's website is wewain's Trainz Fan site, which offers some great tutorials on using Trainz. The tutorial coverage includes Driver and Surveyor and is a great resource, particularly for new Trainzers. So if you're looking for some tips and tricks check out Wewain's site.

You may also like to drop by MonsieurMax's MaxTrainz and catch the latest edition of the new MaxTrainz Newspaper.

Screenshot of the Week

This week's Screenshot is more a collection of Shots from Johnda1237's fictitious railway, Gotham Central. Superb work John.

Download Station Report

Work continues on updating Download Station with new features to support SP3, you're in for a treat!

In the meantime, here's this week's report:

Currently available from Download Station:
Buildings / Structures 141
Layouts 75
Locomotives 132
Miscellaneous 30
Road 18
Rolling Stock 340
Textures 8
Track 15
Trackside Accessories 26
Vehicles 16

The Last Two Week's New Uploads Include:
majekear 50ft Boxcar Route Rock 300888 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft BoxcarVermontRailway444 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar CentralGeorgia7088 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar St Lawrence 150775 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar VermontRailway 202 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Buffalo Creek 1011 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Buffalo Creek 2172 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Virginian 63223 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Cotton Belt 34734 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Wabash 7606 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ftBoxcarWesternPacific20988 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar BirminghamSo 6747 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ftBoxcarLehighNEngland8928 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Chicago NW 84282 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Chicago & NW 1558 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft BoxNYSusquehanna&W411 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar CentralGeorgia7111 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Moscow C&SA 6048 Rolling Stock
Boweavel NR Double Stack Pack 2 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK12 PICASSO X3800 Locomotives
peoplesperson2005 Ozark Scenic Railway Layouts
Marlboro P10_K4_Tender_Union_Pacific Rolling Stock
Marlboro P10_Union_Pacific Locomotives
peoplesperson2005 Goodhue railway Layouts
majekear 40ft Boxcar Vermont Rail 444 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK11 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK10 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK9 Rolling Stock
Eurostar Telegraph Pole Splines Set 2 Trackside Accessories
majekear 50ftBoxcar Maine Central 35023 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK2 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK3 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK4 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK5 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK6 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK7 Rolling Stock
genesteal SNCF PACK8 Rolling Stock
UnNerved Generic Loading Dock Trackside Accessories
UnNerved Parking Lot Road
UnNerved Parking Lot Half Road
UnNerved Parking Lot Half Spline Road
Javier_macross trenes Locomotives
UnNerved Parking Lot Spline Road
Bud_Seitz River City RR Layouts
cjtid Pineapple Bush Miscellaneous
GaryP Boardwalks Buildings / Structures
majekear 3Bay Hopper Lehigh Val 55010 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar MNS 909 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar CP 204188 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar SP 122313 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar LS&I 2262 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Nevada Nor 2262 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Saint Lawrence RR Rolling Stock
majekear 4Bay Hopper Lehigh Val 50745 Rolling Stock
vline ILLAWARRA Coal Layouts
sirgibby NZ pioneer house 2 - wood Buildings / Structures
sirgibby NZ pioneer house 2 - rundown Buildings / Structures
majekear 40ft Boxcar Ann Arbor 373 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar CPAA 204544 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Rock Island 21012 Rolling Stock
sirgibby NZ Pioneer House 2 - brick Buildings / Structures
whitepass WPYpass Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar ATSF 31333 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft BoxcarCentralGeorgia 7088 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar CStPM&O 22428 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar W Maryland 29144 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Red Ass Ale 323 Rolling Stock
psycho_aussie Flag Set 1 Buildings / Structures
psycho_aussie Flag Set 2 Buildings / Structures
psycho_aussie Flag Set 3 Buildings / Structures
psycho_aussie Flag Set 4 Buildings / Structures
monsieurmax Saguenay RW Layouts
mattoo Q.R.380 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar N C & St. L 19393 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Lehigh Valley 8228 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Lehigh Valley 7133 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar TP&W Rocket 808 Rolling Stock
Prowler901 Baldwin K37 494 Locomotives
vulcan Car Ferry Buildings / Structures
Barry Trains and Boats and Trams Layouts
Magicland Pennsylvania RR MP54 MU Pack Locomotives
jaleel Valleyrun Transit Locomotives
whitepass CleaGA Miscellaneous
cjtid Corn Stalk Miscellaneous
mattoo suzuki 4x4 trackcar Locomotives
Boweavel 6 Freighter Repaints Vehicles
Boweavel NR Single Stack Pack 1 of 4 Rolling Stock
Boweavel TTX Single Stack Pack 4 of 4 Rolling Stock
Boweavel TTX Single Stack Pack 3 of 4 Rolling Stock
Boweavel TTX Single Stack Pack 2 of 4 Rolling Stock
Boweavel TTX Single Stack Pack 1 Rolling Stock
Boweavel TTX Double Overhang Pack 2 Rolling Stock
Boweavel TTX Double Overhang Pack 1 Rolling Stock
Boweavel TTX Double Stack Pack 2 Rolling Stock
Boweavel TTX Double Stack Pack 1 Rolling Stock
Boweavel NR Single Stack Pack 4 of 4 Rolling Stock
Boweavel NR Single Stack Pack 3 of 4 Rolling Stock
Boweavel NR Single Stack Pack 2 of 4 Rolling Stock
Boweavel NR Overhang Stack Pack 2 Rolling Stock
Boweavel NR Overhang Stack Pack 1 Rolling Stock
Boweavel NR Double Stack Pack 2 Rolling Stock
Boweavel NR Double Stack Pack 1 Rolling Stock
Prowler901 Baldwin C21 360 Locomotives
Prowler901 Baldwin C21 361 Locomotives

The Download Station current hit parade of top five all time downloads are:
1. Sagatukett
[Downloaded: 2713]
2. New River Rail
[Downloaded: 2517]
3. SAR Passenger Station 2 Tracks
[Downloaded: 1718]
4. Rail Ale
[Downloaded: 1520]
5. SAR Passenger Station 3 Tracks
[Downloaded: 1478]

This Week's Top Five Downloads
1. P10_Union_Pacific
[Downloaded: 427]
2. P10_K4_Tender_Union_Pacific
[Downloaded: 302]
3. 50ft Boxcar Route Rock 300888
[Downloaded: 251]
4. Goodhue railway
[Downloaded: 212]
5. SNCF PACK12 PICASSO X3800
[Downloaded: 207]

The Current Top 5 Uploaderz are:
1. majekear 166
2. tafweb 47
3. gjvh 41
4. RailroadKing 21
5. tony-meredith 19

The Trainz forum waffle of the week goes to the recent outbreak of poetry. Take a look at "Intermission I think I Shall never see" from Boxcar and Stormscape's effort "hmmmm, funny rhyme" Hopefully the release of Service Pack 3 will divert your skills back to creating layouts :)

However, outbreaks of waffle poetry have been spotted in the Trainz Chat recently. To check it out, stop by and say hi ;) I would like to thank the community Trainz chat moderators for their excellent effort over the last few days of keeping 'order' lol! and welcoming many of the new comers who have been dropping in and partaking in all of the SP3 excitement (thanks to Hentis Rc1166, Barney, CeeBee, Rebes, ChileanLlama and our new moderators K3nn7 and BadTrash.) Stay tuned for more Express next week........

Cheers,

John Banks

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