Friday, March 31, 2006

New Steam for TrainMaster

You HAVE to have a look at these screen shots from TrainMaster Train Simulator. There's nothing I can say that will do them justice.

-- Al

Be sure to stop by our VR Reading Room and V-Scaler sites.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

For Your Reading Enjoyment

New this week at the VR Reading Room -

- VR Railfinder: NYCTA

- Miss Springfield: Car 554

- Old Maude: America's first high-speed electric locomotive

- Conway Electric Street Railway: hilltown original

- Shelburne Falls & Colrain St. Ry.: the spirit lives

I've reorganized the Reading Room into functional sections to aid in browsing.



Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Trainz Hits Walmart

For years Trainz has existed in relative obscurity - not because it wasn't a great sim - but because it had no marketing clout here in the States compared to Microsoft's Train Simulator and well known games from other publishers. Suddenly it's a new day with new opportunities. Trainz 2006 has been spotted on Walmart shelves for $19.95. "That," as the saying goes, "changes everything."

-- Al

Visit our Virtual Railroader Reading Room and our new V-Scaler column for beginners.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Trainz For Mac Goes Beta and More

Watch the Trainz website for their March 6 newsletter. Mac for Trainz has truly gone beta and Service Pack 1 for TRS2006 is in the works. Look for special attention to CMP and backwards compatibility issues with TRS2004 content. Also, Rob Shaw, premier add-on developer, has joined Auran and will lead the Trainz effort. This is all great news.

-- Al

Be sure to visit our VR Reading Room and our new V-Scaler column for beginners. Virtual Railroader for January-February is about to be released.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Interview with Mike Hambly of BlueArrowTS

Henk Plaggemars, our man at TrainMaster Train Simulator, interviews Mike Hambly of BlueArrowTS. You can read it here.

Now, Henk, if you'd just tell us when to expect the new TMTS we would all be most grateful.

-- Al

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Friday, March 03, 2006

Enough is Enough

It's not uncommon for folks to decide enough is enough, especially where software is concerned. In the train sim field we have folks who prefer BVE 2 over the newer BVE 4, people who prefer Transport Tycoon Deluxe Patched over TTD's official successor Locomotion. Now we have official announcement from the gents who operate the Razorback Railway that they are sticking with Trainz 2004 and are not supporting the new Trainz 2006. You can read their announcement here.


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