Trainz Community Express Archives

Hi everyone,

This week's Community Express focuses on a few of the great new layouts being released post Service Pack 3, particularly the longer and prototypical routes. I know that some of you have been working on these layouts for quite some time now and the commitment has definitely been worthwhile; the end results are quite simply superb! First stop is Lightrail's HeartBeat v2 featuring:

  • 78 km of track between Scarborough and Saltburn
  • relatively accurate track alignment based on Ordnance Survey maps
  • relatively accurate terrain and track elevations based on Ordnance Survey Landranger maps
  • passing and reversing loops at many stations
  • locomotive turning available at Scarborough, Whitby Town and Saltburn
  • four tunnels
  • several viaducts
  • two industrial area - Carlin Works and Boulby mines
  • no custom content - all content used is default SP3
These screenshots from the layout are certainly drool inducing:

 

You can download the HeartBeat line from here.

What can I say, my hat is off to you lightrail.

You should also check out the latest version of Shutter's Razorback Railway (v3), a fictional Australian route covering some 100 km of Track. Greg has been working on this layout since November 2001 and the result certainly attests to a labour of love. Wonderful work Shutter! Download it directly from Greg's new Razorback Railway website. Greg comments on his website that if you gain extended enjoyment from the layout he would appreciate a donation to cover the costs of his bandwidth for making the download available.

Adding to the Razorback experience are a couple of excellent scenarios that Greg has put together. They can also be downloaded from his Razorback Railway website and I hear that there are more scenarios on the way ;)

If you're looking for scenarios you really should also check out tafweb's Proteus Yard 2 scenario, particularly if you're into shunting (switching). This scripted version of his earlier Proteus Yard layout, delivers random consists for you to sort and deliver; it can be downloaded from tafweb's very own TrainzObjectz website. Excellent work Terry!

You may be wondering why these larger layouts are not available from Download Station. Well, the 5 MB individual package limit has restricted the ability for us to offer the larger layouts and objects. However, in response to the many requests that we have received and the wonderful work of these gentlemen we are raising the limit to 20 MB. So you should see these two layouts and many others up on Download Station very soon :)

So, if you're working on a large or prototypical layout we are keen to hear from you and see your work up on Download Station for all of us to enjoy.

On the topic of Download Station, we are listening closely to your feedback and comments regarding the new features. The decision to lift the package size limit to 20MB is part of our response to this. New features will also be introduced soon, including the ability to download complete packs of content (if they are originally uploaded in a packaged set). The items from packages will continue to also be available as individual-item downloads.

Currently available from Download Station:
Animals 1
Buildings / Structures 173
Layouts 84
Locomotives 157
Miscellaneous 37
Road 19
Rolling Stock 431
Terrain Features 9
Textures 20
Track 15
Trackside Accessories 53
Vehicles 16

This Week's New Uploads Include:
majekear 40ft Reefer Cutty Sark Whisky Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Horlacher Brewing Co Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Wabash Egyptian Beer Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Grand Union 90100 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Doggie Dinner 60126 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Falstaff Beer Rolling Stock
austin316hockey Beckham_Billboard Buildings / Structures
majekear 40ft Reefer American Refrigertor Co 309 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Wescott & Wink 10701 Rolling Stock
austin316hockey Comm_Antenna Buildings / Structures
majekear 40ft Reefer Oconomowoc Brewing Co Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Chicago Great Western 97009 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Grand Truck Western 596033 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Carnation Wheat 23093 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Nevada Poultry Co. 48266 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer J Lynard Co 8944 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Western Fruit Express 67393 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Land o Lakes 10133 Rolling Stock
majekear 3Bay Hopper Carborundum TLDX Rolling Stock
brperry Overhead Electric Lines Buildings / Structures
majekear 50ft Boxcar Apalachicola North 5454 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Ann Arbor 373 Rolling Stock
Jonny211 dummy_bogey Rolling Stock
Jonny211 GWR_Bogie_bolster_bogey Rolling Stock
Jonny211 GWR 38T Bogey Bolster Rolling Stock
Jonny211 GWR 38T Bogey Bolster with steel load Rolling Stock
Input DSB Gbs Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer MKT 9166 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer White Rock Water 55077 Rolling Stock
jkeenan f7_clinch_821 Locomotives
jkeenan f7_clinch_800 Locomotives
jkeenan #sd40-2_clinch_3002 Locomotives
OverlordNZ OCR Switchmans House Buildings / Structures
majekear 40ft Reefer Dubuque 64924 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar ATSF 48218 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Alaska 7811811 Rolling Stock
jkeenan f7b_clinch_grey Locomotives
jkeenan f7b_clinchfield Locomotives
jetstreamsky Generic Helicopter Locomotives
jetstreamsky GenHeli_interior Miscellaneous
jetstreamsky GenHeli Miscellaneous
jetstreamsky GenHeli_bogey Rolling Stock
OverlordNZ 1-Stall Modern Diesel Shed Buildings / Structures
OverlordNZ 5-Stall Modern Diesel Shed Buildings / Structures
sg1 CP GP38-2 (3133) Locomotives
sg1 1044 V3 Locomotives
sg1 1044 V2 Locomotives
Bud_Seitz CONTINENTAL RR Layouts
sg1 1044 V1 Locomotives
Prowler901 Gondola Truck Rolling Stock
Prowler901 Caboose Platform View Miscellaneous
Prowler901 D&RGW Narrogauge Caboose #0540 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar ARA 505 Rolling Stock
jkeenan #sd40_clinch_3024 Locomotives
OverlordNZ 2-Stall Modern Diesel Shed Buildings / Structures
Wiley4 XXXXGP Locomotives
vhm3 EP1 - Sky #8 Textures
vhm3 EP1 - Sky #9 Textures
vhm3 EP1 - Sky #10 Textures
vhm3 EP1 - Sky #11 Textures
vhm3 EP1 - Sky #12 Textures
vhm3 EP1 - Sky #13 Textures
vhm3 EP1 - Sky #14 Textures
vhm3 EP1 - Sky #15 Textures
vhm3 EP1 - Sky #16 Textures
vhm3 EP2 - Sky #17 Textures
vhm3 EP2 - Sky #18 Textures
vhm3 EP2 - Sky #19 Textures
sg1 1043 V1 Locomotives
Threeheadedmonkey Steel Water Tank Buildings / Structures
sg1 1043 V2 Locomotives
jaleel system map platform Terrain Features
jaleel system map Terrain Features
majekear 40ft Boxcar Ashley Drew & Northern 9779 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Columbia & Cowlitz 3133 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar BN 248728 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Conrail 166757 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar CP 204188 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Boston & Maine #78168 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar Conrail Buy Bonds CR269196 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar CP Green 212757 Rolling Stock
lightrail Camel Valley UK Layouts
emges SJ class F Locomotives
emges SJ_MK2_pantograph Miscellaneous
emges SJ_F_engine_config Miscellaneous
emges SJ_D_single_bogey Rolling Stock
emges SJ_F_main_bogey Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar ATSF 31333 Rolling Stock
majekear 50ft Boxcar B&M 3373 Rolling Stock
SkunkWorks Clinchfield GP 38_2 wheathered Locomotives
SkunkWorks Clinchfield GP 38_2 clean Locomotives
JoshEH Cowstanding_edc Animals
SkunkWorks Clinchfield SD 40_2 Locomotives
SkunkWorks Clinchfield SW 7 Locomotives
tom-sa DSB Hbbillns Bogie Rolling Stock
tom-sa Invisible Bogie Tom-sa Rolling Stock
tom-sa DSB Hbbillns 245 7 110 Medium-Detail Rolling Stock
tom-sa Pizzaria_Napoli Buildings / Structures
austin316hockey CPR Fundy Park Observation Dome Rolling Stock
Hextrasher BR Class 43 HST Intercity Locomotives
java23 AMatDroit Trackside Accessories
Chris_C Vancouver Wharves SW-7 Locomotives
majekear 3Bay Hopper Lehigh Valley 55010 Rolling Stock
RFG Weiche Links Trackside Accessories
ericzadro Empire Buildings / Structures
ericzadro Finlays Buildings / Structures
ericzadro CommercalBuilding Buildings / Structures
prjindigo Union Pacific DD35 B Unit 74b Locomotives
prjindigo DD35 Miscellaneous
prjindigo DD35Abogey Rolling Stock
Halalko “Lever” Trackside Accessories
Halalko “Lever m. l. r” Trackside Accessories
Halalko “Lever m. l. l” Trackside Accessories
Halalko “Lever m.” Trackside Accessories
Halalko “Lever l. r” Trackside Accessories
Halalko “Lever l. l” Trackside Accessories
sg1 SBB Am44 Locomotives
RFG Boje Trackside Accessories
RFG Weiche Rechts Trackside Accessories
ericzadro PoWH Buildings / Structures
pennsy Middle Range Layouts
ericzadro longshed#2 Buildings / Structures
gfacer Zig Zag 5 Rolling Stock
RFG Boje Trackside Accessories
ericzadro Watercolplatformlever Buildings / Structures
ericzadro Watercolumn Buildings / Structures
ericzadro Watercolumnbasin Buildings / Structures
ericzadro Watercolumngrate Buildings / Structures
ericzadro Watercolumnground Buildings / Structures
ericzadro Watercolumnplatform Buildings / Structures
ericzadro Watercolumntall Buildings / Structures
ericzadro TandCF Buildings / Structures
ericzadro TandCF2 Buildings / Structures
ericzadro TandCF3 Buildings / Structures
ericzadro TandCF4 Buildings / Structures
OverlordNZ OCR Sawmill Buildings / Structures
OverlordNZ OCR Log-Ground Buildings / Structures
Hentis Freightliner gondola 50ft Rolling Stock
OverlordNZ OCR Logging Office and Messhall Buildings / Structures
OverlordNZ OCR Log-3-Stack Buildings / Structures
Hentis HR 40Ft stock car Rolling Stock
OverlordNZ OCR Log-Offset Buildings / Structures
Hentis HST Horn Miscellaneous
Hentis Class 43 43194 Locomotives
tafweb Suburban_Shop_8 Buildings / Structures
majekear 40ft Boxcar CStPM&O 22428 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar ErieLackawanna Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Chicago NW 84282 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Cotton Belt 34734 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Detroit & Mackinac 18588 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Chicago & NW 80618 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar CSXT 151343 Big Blue Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Clyde Cream Ale Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar D & H 18658 Rolling Stock
tafweb Factory_3_1942 Buildings / Structures
majekear 40ft Boxcar Buffalo Creek 2172 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar ATSF 146288 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Central Georgia 7088 Rolling Stock
Hentis Class 43 43067 Locomotives
majekear 40ft Boxcar C&G 3707 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Birmingham So 6747 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Buffalo Creek 1011 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Chicago & NW 1558 Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Boxcar Central of Georgia 7111 Rolling Stock
OverlordNZ OCR Diesel Fueling Station Terrain Features
KiwiGD BroutonN Layouts
KiwiGD Colne TerminusN Layouts
KiwiGD DevizesN Layouts
KiwiGD KidlingtonN Layouts
mutey RAI Release Candidate 3 Layouts
thisdude Milk Tanker New Rolling Stock
jetstreamsky Lighthouse Terrain Features
RFG Weiche Links Trackside Accessories
RFG Weiche Rechts Trackside Accessories
RFG Zeche Terrain Features
Hextrasher BR Intercity MK3 FO Rolling Stock
Hextrasher BR Intercity MK3 RFM Rolling Stock
Hextrasher BR Intercity MK3 SLEP Rolling Stock
Hextrasher BR Intercity MK3 TF Rolling Stock
Hextrasher BR Intercity MK3 TGS Rolling Stock
Hextrasher BR Intercity MK3 TSO Rolling Stock
thisdude Lemon Tanker Rolling Stock
majekear 40ft Reefer Dixie Beer Brewery Rolling Stock
brperry Overhead Steampipe Road
KlausM Beacon 1 Terrain Features
KlausM Beacon 2 Terrain Features
KlausM Beacon 3 Terrain Features
KlausM Beacon 4 Terrain Features
KlausM L Hp01 Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Hp01 Vr012 Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Hp01 Vr012/D Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Hp012 Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Hp012 Vr012 Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Hp012 Vr012/D Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Hp012+Sh1 Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Hp012+Sh1 Vr012 Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Hp012+Sh1 Vr012/D Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Vr012 Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Vr012/D Trackside Accessories
KlausM L Vr012/R Trackside Accessories
KlausM L/High Sh01 Trackside Accessories
KlausM L/Low Sh01 Trackside Accessories
AndyPratt Amtrak SW7 Rolling Stock
majekear 3Bay Hopper Erie Western 7088 Rolling Stock
majekear 3Bay Hopper Pennsylvania 276060 Rolling Stock
Barry Sailing at 9am Layouts
majekear 40ft Reefer Pump House 2000 Rolling Stock
majekear 3Bay Hopper Clinchfield 54000 Rolling Stock
VaughanK QR 2100 Class Blue Rolling Stock
Elvis StL&h sd40-2 Rolling Stock
Wiley4 Burra GP38 Rolling Stock
Rob BL National Rail Rolling Stock
Rob BL26 Bob Hawke Rolling Stock
Rob BL National Rail SteelLink Rolling Stock

The Download Station current hit parade of top five all time downloads are:
1. Sagatukett
[Downloaded: 2891]
2. New River Rail
[Downloaded: 2717]
3. SAR Passenger Station 2 Tracks
[Downloaded: 1840]
4. Razorback Railway
[Downloaded: 1631]
5. Rail Ale
[Downloaded: 1569]

This Week's Top Five Downloads
1. BL National Rail
[Downloaded: 311]
2. RAI Release Candidate 3
[Downloaded: 285]
3. OCR Diesel Fueling Station
[Downloaded: 270]
4. BL National Rail SteelLink
[Downloaded: 258]
5. BL26 Bob Hawke
[Downloaded: 256]

The Current Top 5 Uploaderz are:
1. majekear 224
2. tafweb 49
3. gjvh 41
4. ericzadro 26
5. OverlordNZ 22

The Trainz forum waffle thread of the week goes to Chris_C for his "Hey Lightrail get in the Chat" effort. Both Lightrail and Chris received yellow card warnings. So in one edition of Community Express Lightrail experiences the high of special mention for his fantastic layout work to a waffle low ;)

Finally, we are in the process of expanding the Trainz Beta test group, so if you are interested in participating please email your expression of interest through to helpdesk@auran.com. Please include in the email details of your PC specification, what you believe that you can bring to the testing process, your experience and knowledge of Trainz and trains, any special technical knowledge or experience you may have that would contribute to the testing, etc.

Until next week ................................

Cheers,

--JB

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