Around the beginning of the new year, Amtrak Trainz Group will be re-hauling it's self, we will be changing practically everything from our website, logo, even name. But don't worry, we won't be removing any content and there will be no major change in staff. The change will be mostly cosmetic.
So why the change?
After operating for a few years as Amtrak Trainz Group, I've noticed that we are starting to broaden our horizons and are now hosting much more then just Amtrak stuff on our website & in our group. So with a website re-design I've been working on I decided it was a good time to change the name, and with a name change comes a logo change.
After some deliberation the name "American Trainz Group" was picked. There were a handful of reasons for picking this name:
- Most of our group is based in the US, and models US content, we do have a few pieces of international content, but it's mainly US.
- We needed something broader termed then "Amtrak"
- Simplicity of introducing the new brand. In day-to-day talk we're usually referred to as "AMTZ" this abbreviation still works, and the Change from "Amtrak Trainz Group" to "American Trainz Group" is only one word.
So without further ado;
Over the next month I will be posting blogs here talking about the new AMTZ; some of the thought process behind it and some of the features we're introducing.
Part 2 will be posted during the next week & will outline the process of finding the new logo.
Part 3 will discuss the design of the new website.
Part 4 will be about the forum changes
Part 5 should be the unveiling of the new AMTZ.