View Full Version : how to make a cool route

June 6th, 2013, 01:04 PM
Self explanitory

June 6th, 2013, 01:29 PM
You could move to Antarctica ... and that would be really, way cool !
Or you could turn up the AC ... That would also be kinda' cool !
I could give you much advice ... whether it be a real prototype rail line ... or a fictional freelanced route.
You have to pin it down to an era, or a location ... mountainous, flatland, steam, diesel, electric, trolley, switching, monorail , NG, SG, airport, seaport, undersea route with whecsailor fish and submarines ... etc ...

June 6th, 2013, 01:45 PM
Fill in here

June 6th, 2013, 02:06 PM
Here's an idea for you.
If you use the CM program, in the author tab, type fishlips

You should get a load of maps/routes to download that already have the hills made. You will see funny lines on this map which relates to railway tracks (blue lines, I think) red lines (roads, I think) and so on.

When I first started to make a route, I used these as the base on which I added track work and then filled in the roads and scenery. Try it out and see what you think.

Making realistic hills is an more difficult skill for a first time user, so walk before you run.

Btw, Fishlips base routes are U.S.A. routes mostly so maybe one of them is in an area where you live! let us know how you get on. :cool:


June 6th, 2013, 02:45 PM
Why can't I just get my account deleted

June 6th, 2013, 02:58 PM
a couple questions:1 what is CM. 2 were is the author tab. Thanks

1. CM is what we call content manager. If you start trainz, it's under the Content button. If you press this, it will open open CM program. I'm patching my version of Trainz2012 at the moment so can not tell you more details until tomorrow night (uk time).
2. Will answer tomorrow (sorry)


June 6th, 2013, 03:02 PM
My name isn't Rafter

June 6th, 2013, 03:08 PM
CM = Content Manager = CMP (it was called Content Manager Plus on some versions)

Launch Trainz
Click "Content"
When Content Manager has launched, look in the left hand column for "Search"
Click the + there.
On the left, choose "Author"
and on the right type in "fishlipsatwork"
Click on "Apply"

On the right side you will see a list of all this assets. Most of which (if not all) are "DEM Routes" or routes made using real world "Digital Elevation Maps".

June 6th, 2013, 03:26 PM
Its Bobert

June 6th, 2013, 03:37 PM
No never mind

June 6th, 2013, 03:40 PM
It's jimmy

June 6th, 2013, 04:08 PM
Jimmy Carrot

June 6th, 2013, 04:11 PM
Before you start messing around with DEMs, I suggest you launch Trainz > START and go to Routes > Create New Route. Play around with the tools in Surveyor. You should find it intuitive to:
- lay track
- place objects
- add signals and speed limits
- connect tracks to objects
- raise and lower terrain
- add new baseboards
- straighten track
- add junctions

Once you've mastered the basics, you can start learning more advanced route-making techniques. Good luck to you.

June 6th, 2013, 04:12 PM
Red = roads
Light blue = tracks

Don't know the rest

June 6th, 2013, 04:14 PM
Thanks. Anything else?

June 6th, 2013, 04:22 PM
I downloaded a DEM, but the lines are only there when I zoom out to the map. Any advice?

June 6th, 2013, 05:34 PM
I think dark blue is water.

June 11th, 2013, 09:03 PM
Jimmy Carrot and my brother is Timmy

June 12th, 2013, 08:00 AM
Do you have HOG Textures downloaded and installed ?
You only need @ 6 of them for Trainz
Go to the site: Index of /Trainz/Hog Textures - FishLips.Net