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    Default Looking to buy, need suggestions

    I would like to use U.S. locations for switching. Are such routes available, and do they come with appropriate rolling stock?
    Thanks for any suggestions,
    Bob Burke

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    Most of the routes are free and there is a wide range available. Building your own isn't difficult. US rolling stock and locos I'd start with looking at Whitepass's work but there is a good range of free stuff on the DLS which is the central repository for the free stuff.

    There is payware available but it isn't necessary to purchase payware unless you want to.

    https://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...03#post1769703

    Normhart is good at picking things out.

    https://forums.auran.com/trainz/show...24#post1753324

    The biggest problem actually is there is so many assets more than 500,000 free ones that picking out the nice ones can be difficult at times.

    For simple switching take a look at Middleton for laptops. It's UK based and designed for laptops with Intel integrated graphics but the stations are based on an RMweb design for a model railway and are designed to offer switching possibilities.

    TS19 runs the widest range of assets by the way TANE isn't bad but there is a move into PBR textures which TS19 supports.

    Cheerio John

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    Safe to say, if they didn't exist, nor would Trainz of any sort. Plenty to choose from from all over the world, for any version of Trainz. Happy railroading.

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    There are miles and miles long prototypical routes modeled with actual location/elevation data and there are "fantasy" and free-lanced routes that are made just for fun and then everything in between. You will find just a bit of everything and in no time you can start modeling your own dream switching location, whether real or in your mind.
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    As far as routes they do not actually come with rolling stock, nor locomotives, as those assets are merely Referenced/Used on an operating session, which you run them on. You usually have to download free assets, or buy pay-ware assets. In fact all assets on a route do not really actually come on a route, as all asset kuid numerals are merely referenced in the route configure file, as what is suggested to be downloaded, and used.

    Once all all the suggested assets are found, located, and downloaded, all those assets show up automatically as they were referenced, and hand placed there by the route creator

    It it is akin to plain bran cereal, it does not come complete, ready to eat, with milk, sugar, raisins, bowl, spoon, napkin, as all of these assets must be found, located, and placed by yourself, or where the route/session creator referenced/placed them on his original route session.

    There are a tremendous amount of freeware routes, sessions, locomotives, railcar assets, available, and many people here can help you with assistance via Forum Private Message PM's, or posts on the Forum

    I am trying to recall names of freeware routs/sessions that have a large amount of switching tasks, and all I can think of is a small shelf size route called the "timesaver", or "timewaster" puzzle route.

    There are 10's of thousands of great freeware switching routes on the DLS https://www.auran.com/DLS/
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    Thanks everyone for some great responses. I'll check out the links. Looks great!

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    Have you purchased your app yet? If so you need to register using same ID as here on forum. When you do that the version you have will show next to your userid. This shows everyone that you in fact are a registered owner and it let's all know the version of Trainz you have. Many put their system info in their sig to also display their basic system info. That makes a big difference in Trainz.
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    Hi Bob --

    You have TRS19? You are looking for model railroads? Switching railroads in particular? And you might consider DLC as well as freeware from the Download Station? Want sessions too?

    Well, I suspect I've done as many if not more layouts than any other person in the Universe.

    If you are interested, do an advanced search for my write-ups in the Forums, thus:



    Tell us if these are the types of layouts you are looking for.

    Phil

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    Hi Bob,

    In Trainz terminology, The route contains everything but the rolling stock and the session contains the instructions and rolling stock. Most payware routes contain both the route and sessions. The Download Station has both but they are not tied together. So you have to search for each separately. Most route builders like Phil include the name of the route in the name of the sessions he creates so they are easy to find.

    William

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    Hi Will --

    I wish it was as you describe!~!

    On the Download Station:
    Many routes also include rolling stock.
    Many (perhaps most) sessions don't contain instructions.
    Many (perhaps most) sessions don't give the name of the required route.

    Then, of course, there is the bane of Trainz -- routes or sessions that require dependencies that are neither built-in nor on the DLS, with no indication where they may be found. I appreciate that some enjoy the challenge of searching the furthermost corners of the Universe for elusive assets. But some of us do not.

    It aint that hard to do things properly and some of us try hard to do so. Others, unfortunately, don't.

    Phil
    Last edited by philskene; November 29th, 2019 at 05:47 PM.

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