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LogieBearWebber
June 16th, 2014, 08:32 PM
Hi, I'm wanting to download a version of Trainz so I can make my own recreation of several places from the Island of Sodor in their. I want to be able to create my own visions of locations but still be able to somehow have the ability to put Thomas, Percy and the other engines in my simulations without having to go through the fuss of finding their make in Trainz, manually making their skins from scratch etc. Long story short I want freedom to create what locations I want but without any trouble in making engines to populate it. What version of Trainz should I download to do this? I would prefer a free version but I don't mind spending, say, 30-40 NZD (approx 25 USD or 20 GBP), if that's how much the ideal version would cost to download or if spending that amount would get a vastly superior modelling program. I'm new here so sorry if I've posted in the wrong place, please help :)

watemple
June 16th, 2014, 08:46 PM
Welcome to the forum! You can get any Trainz version for a reasonable price, boxed or download. You can download Thomas locos if you search for them, really works my friend. There is a mode on the main menu where you can create routes from Sodor and place trains on it called "Surveyor". But the fun is just beginning from there! Happy Trainzing!

trainman7616
June 16th, 2014, 08:59 PM
Makes me wonder if this is another account setup as logybear.

KingConrail76
June 16th, 2014, 09:58 PM
Makes me wonder if this is another account setup as logybear.

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Gee, I wonder...<sarcasm> DUH! Very Uncreative. A Ban is in order.

jeff1959
June 16th, 2014, 10:00 PM
On the other hand, until there is evidence or a REAL REASON, why ban the individual?

Jeff

LogieBearWebber
June 16th, 2014, 10:06 PM
Wait what? Guys I'm a completely different person, I don't know what that LogyBear guy's been up to but what would be the point in making a new account if all I'm doing is asking questions?

trainman7616
June 16th, 2014, 10:10 PM
Just let me ask. What are your thoughts on the Northern Pacific A-2 Northern?

ryanstrains
June 16th, 2014, 10:46 PM
Wow guys, lets try to nice to new members, even if it looks like they are a copy of another member. A simple helpdesk ticket or a reported post would allow the administrative team to investigate and take action if needed without scaring a potential contributor to the community away.

nicky9499
June 16th, 2014, 10:56 PM
Logie, there is a fair bit of existing TTTE content, you may like to search for SodorIsland3D or SI3D. With modelling programs they're either open-source (free) or very expensive (3Ds Max). Any recent version of Trainz should be enough for your needs but I suggest at least TS10 as earlier versions are near or past their end-of-life support dates.

LogieBearWebber
June 16th, 2014, 11:58 PM
I have no opinion on it. Never heard of it before. I think Gordon is a Northern Pacific though

gremlin1812
June 17th, 2014, 12:35 AM
G'day LogieBearWebber, a good place to start your journey would be via the link below.
Trainz Simulator 12 - Digital
Digital Download
Now Only $19.99
Which is quite a good deal.
http://www.simulatorcentral.com/index.php/trainz-simulator-12.html
Once you have a trainz version installed then you can build your route and download trains as you like.
Regards
Barrie

AntonyVW
June 17th, 2014, 01:15 AM
I currently run Trainz 2012. My grandson (who is 6) is a fan of Thomas and friends and so the inevitable happened a long time ago for me to give him access to what he wanted. Thomas and friends can be downloaded from http://si3d2009.jimdo.com/ They are designed mainly for Trainz 2010 but will work on 2012.

trainman7616
June 17th, 2014, 01:57 AM
Its official. This kid is not logybear. Welcome to the forums kid.

rickf77
June 17th, 2014, 03:53 AM
Hee, hee, welcome aboard, LB! Kind of a rough arrival! Never mind, you're here now! I KNOW you're going to find at least one friend here with similar ideas!

Cheers....Rick

trainman7616
June 17th, 2014, 05:59 AM
Rick here is right. Im not a fan of thomas and friends. But you have the forums of SI3D and as for here. Well......seek out a user by the name of Zeldaboy14. Never thought I'd say that lol. Have a good time here.

chris2001trainz2010
June 17th, 2014, 06:02 AM
welcome! I'm chris. I see you've met trainman and a few others.

well, depending on what version of trainz you get, Sodor Island 3D and SI3D 2009 are the place to look. now, like nicky said, Trainz 2009 and under (TS06, 04, UTC, Orig. Trainz) are way too old for use today. TS10 and or TS12 are your best bet until Trainz: A New Era comes out. SI3D also have a full route of the Island available for free, like all of their downloads. The route is currently a WIP, so keep a look out for updates.

Well, hope this helps, and again, Welcome to the Forums!

watemple
June 17th, 2014, 09:05 AM
Yeah, this kid is from New Zealand whereas LogyBear is from the US.

Sourdough
June 17th, 2014, 07:29 PM
Yeah, this kid is from New Zealand whereas LogyBear is from the US.


That doesn't mean anything since you can be from New Zealand too, if you want to be.....I'm from the US, but for today I'm from New Zealand...:cool:

Zeldaboy14
June 17th, 2014, 07:43 PM
Rick here is right. Im not a fan of thomas and friends. But you have the forums of SI3D and as for here. Well......seek out a user by the name of Zeldaboy14. Never thought I'd say that lol. Have a good time here.
Right Here trainman7616! SI3D is the best place for content like that. Or try Zeldaboy14 Production Works. I have some Thomas stuff that I create.