View Full Version : Trainz is a somewhat good program for model landscaping.

December 5th, 2016, 03:10 AM
There are probably better programs out there for landscape architects or home landscape designers. Here is an American farm house built by me in TS12 along side the tracks. I have had a dream of owning a hobby farm if I were rich.

December 5th, 2016, 04:22 AM
When I win the lottery, I'm changing my name to RICH

Then when I pass by, everyone will wave and remark: "Look there goes Rich" ... "He's frigg'n Rich" ... "He's a Rich bausturd" ... "He's a real Richard" ... or just a plain ol' Dick for short :hehe:

I'm a gonna be like the 87 y/o farmer from KY, when he won the 375 million lottery ... "I'm gonna buy a bran' new John Deere tractor, an' a whirleybird" (little cound he fathom that he din't need to stay out there on that ol' KY farm anymore) ... he coulda' up and moved to Beverly Hills !

If I were you, I would chop down those horrid Speed Twees ... One could poke their eye owt' on one of them pointy bwanchs' !

December 5th, 2016, 06:03 AM
Those are regular (individual) big-leaf maple trees. They auto-shed their leaves in Trainz Environment settings Decembers.

I think by Speed Trees you mean Spline trees as opposed to individual trees planted one at a time.

Merry Chritsmas!

December 5th, 2016, 08:52 AM
That trees look like skinny aliens!

How can you call that a tree?

December 5th, 2016, 12:51 PM
That's why I don't use the built-in trees and usually don't change the seasons.

December 5th, 2016, 01:13 PM
I do love it when Trainz conforms to the realism of seasonal changes. That is something the Auran/N3V men on the Fifth Floor did get right if not much else.

Now if we could only get that magic snow to actually cover the ground, rooftops, vehicle tops and ALL trees that would be a miracle indeed.

J Citron, do you leave your Trainz in summer all the time?

Most Trainzers would probably not do a track-side farm with that much detail BUT IT IS ONE OF THOSE FUN

December 5th, 2016, 01:16 PM
Doubtful that Auran/N3V ever had 5 floors ... It's just a small business

December 5th, 2016, 01:25 PM
Just a figure of speech for whomever Auran/N3V's master brain is. The SMARTEST/tech-savviest men at N3V.

The highest-paid THINKERS. The highest authority. Essentially, God at N3V.

What is the highest college degree held by N3V software engineers?

Does Trainz have super-geeks the same caliber as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?

December 5th, 2016, 11:54 PM
I leave everything in mid-July or August with the sun shining and all the people at the beach. :)

The best time of year around here in New England, though a bit on the humid side at times.

Actually there are a lot more family farms modeled than you think, especially for those of us in the Northeast.

December 6th, 2016, 04:09 AM
So do I, John.

By the way, it's quite enjoyable to scenify a Trainz baseboard with no track or railway buildings. I've done just that with a stately home and it's estate and it's good fun.


December 6th, 2016, 07:17 AM

December 6th, 2016, 09:02 AM

I think the main 2 storey house has suffered a little subsidence judging by those front windows :hehe:

December 6th, 2016, 07:41 PM
So do I, John.

By the way, it's quite enjoyable to scenify a Trainz baseboard with no track or railway buildings. I've done just that with a stately home and it's estate and it's good fun.


Which one did you do Ray? Not Brocket Hall by any chance? (I was born there)

December 7th, 2016, 03:36 AM
Hi Mick.

It seems a long time since we "spoke". Not Brocket Hall, I'm afraid, but purely fictional. Dukes Denver Hall, DD being the name I used over the years for a number of small N gauge layouts, the name coming from the Lord Peter Wimsey detective stories, Lord Peter being the younger brother of the Duke of Denver. There is a Denver in my home county Norfolk but no File and if there was a Hall it is now a sixth form college. I made the model of the hall a few years back and decided to develop the grounds on a single baseboard.


December 7th, 2016, 10:02 AM
A New England farm...

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