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Darth_Burger
April 7th, 2016, 05:32 PM
I've been checking out the entire DLS, and many various 3rd party sites for content. I need to know who's got the best models for American Steam, preferably heavy equipment I would also appreciate good switching locos for yard-work.

P.S. > Has anyone purchased from "K&L Trainz" http://www.kltrainz.com/ ? I love the inventory / images, but haven't gone ahead and bought anything yet. Just want to know how well the content works and stuff.

flyboy559
April 7th, 2016, 05:40 PM
K&L makes the best steam locomotives for Trainz.

RRSignal
April 7th, 2016, 06:29 PM
K&L's are terrific. bdaneal's site, also has some good freeware ones.

http://steammachine.com/bdaneal/index.htm

trainman7616
April 7th, 2016, 07:13 PM
K&L trainz are definitly the go to from American Steam. I not once been displeased with their work. Prices are extremely reasonable for the vast amount of content you get.

ATSF854
April 7th, 2016, 07:22 PM
I'd certainly say that K&L is the way to go for payware steam. I don't run steam very much but K&L has some very good stuff available.

Falcus
April 7th, 2016, 09:02 PM
BDneals steamers are excellent, and for about 4 years or so set the standard for Steam power in Trainz (Prowler's before him). But K&L has really taken off.

These are old shots from TS12, but suffice to say I think everyone should treat themselves to at least one K&L Steamer:
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/e9f095d9dd2858e212cd06a268bc1e71.jpg

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/052151ed71a5e461c661eff2673343c9.jpg

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0e0e8a878e928369f7110a41a66a26c7.jpg

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/cd1e188222537787ede3987732e15fb8.jpg

I can't really say much more. If a pic is worth a thousand words.

All shots taken of C&O 4-8-4 Greenbriar "614"/"Chessie Safety Express" set. Not K&L's Latest & Greatest, but still a damn good set. I like all of their stuff, but be aware the older it gets the less polished it is. Starting with the NKP stuff though its all pretty uniform.

Enjoy
-Falcus

Falcus
April 7th, 2016, 10:06 PM
Was just looking through that file with the old screenies, have another of the NKP 765:
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/42a179d9ad853cc24a53199b36ec0633.jpg

H222
April 7th, 2016, 11:37 PM
For yank stuff K&L's payware stuff is the way to go.

I have most of their content despite not modelling US :p

philskene
April 7th, 2016, 11:58 PM
Vader --

The words "Ben Neal" have been mentioned several times in the posts above.

I see that you are running TS12. See here:

http://forums.auran.com/trainz/showthread.php?91163-14-of-Ben-Neal%92s-steam-locomotives-error-free-in-TS12&highlight=neal

The download link is now:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/0y7q4k5ea6mmn97/US%20Loco%20BenNealSteamLocomotivePackageTS12.zip? dl=0

While not North American, the detail on this one is particularly impressive:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e0dsd9phcskch78/RZD%20Loco%20Steam%20L-3393_notDLS_specular_rev1.cdp?dl=0

Phil

jregner1955
April 8th, 2016, 02:17 AM
Jointed rail offers a Reading Camelback and a SP GS-4 steam locomotive as freeware they also have anthor Southern PAcific Steam Locomotive as Payware. As far as K&L steam locomotive try the two PRR locomotives from their freeware page and see the quality for yourself. Ben Neal and Subpar Productions have some great stuff My personal favorite here being his 0-8-0. Also you might also look at the Stuff the Trainboi1 has on both the DLS and over at trainz forge, and lastly Togog has some great narrow gauge (mostly 3ft) on the DLS

kin3
April 8th, 2016, 09:38 AM
The one time I needed support from K&L it was quick and solved the problem .

PendennisCastle
April 9th, 2016, 05:08 PM
I've been checking out the entire DLS, and many various 3rd party sites for content. I need to know who's got the best models for American Steam, preferably heavy equipment I would also appreciate good switching locos for yard-work.

P.S. > Has anyone purchased from "K&L Trainz" http://www.kltrainz.com/ ? I love the inventory / images, but haven't gone ahead and bought anything yet. Just want to know how well the content works and stuff.

I know many, here are three sites that are popular by most that do high quality steam locomotives.

The first is K&L Trainz (http://www.kltrainz.com/index.html), they do a lot of awesome american steam locomotives for payware. Here are some examples:
http://i.prntscr.com/1c41ab64f479431ebc186bae42be92e8.jpg Chesapeake and Ohio J3a 4-8-4

http://i.prntscr.com/6fd30d1d77004178a971140eb40ec12a.jpg Frisco T-54 4-8-2

http://i.prntscr.com/5c155720670e4b4da2e0e00ac5bf9a27.jpg Canadian National G-16-a 4-6-0

The second is Jointed Rail (http://jointedrail.com/) (NOTE: You need a account to access their freeware.), they do two freeware steam locomotives, a Southern Pacific GS-4 and a Reading Camelback. Also two payware which are both Southern Pacific 4-10-2's, the Southern Pacific 4-10-2's are possibly one of the best detailed locomotives in Trainz:
http://i.prntscr.com/66f2944213a34513bccf41f883dec5e7.jpg

http://i.prntscr.com/1323842db8b54b18a0b7a450366c3938.jpg

And finally third is Sub Par Productions (http://steammachine.com/bdaneal/index.htm), this website has a lot of nicely detailed locomotives that work with Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004 right the way up to Trainz Simulator 12, one good example is the ATSF 3160 Class 2-8-2 Mikado:
http://i.prntscr.com/e6b27eb86523464c90f6f18a59da181a.jpg

Also on the DLS there is one user that does some very detailed steam locomotive models, trainboi1, he does both British and American steam locomotives in all different gauges, one great american example is his Great Northern S-2 4-8-4:
http://i.prntscr.com/c6d452c745db4234b7b4aafa8878f952.jpg

There are many other websites out there that have detailed locomotives for Trainz but these are the ones that are most known by trainzers, keep on trainzing! :)

ktain.ny
April 9th, 2016, 07:38 PM
ahhhhh... the sp engine over at JR is quite worth the money... there are a few reviews on youtube.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3c082986324de55cbf25f81c9abb111a.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org/)

This may be one of the best screenys I've ever taken.

Darth_Burger
April 12th, 2016, 05:04 PM
I love all these screenshots! Thanks to all who posted, very much.