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Tools


Switchlist Generator Excel spreadsheet for randomly generating switchlists; tailored to the Trainz Black Canyon TRS2004 route. BC_Calc.zip
SpoorSim Key Codes Convenient tables of key commands for SpoorSim simulator, v1. Available in Word .doc or .pdf format. SpoorKeysCode.pdf SpoorKeysCode.doc


BVE Routes ad Trains


BVE Creator-Converter Support Files. This is a collection of object and route files to support the article BVE Creator-Converter by Sanford Mace. vrobject.zip
BVE Flushing Line. Flushing Line route for BVE, created by Ernie Alston and features great sounds and station announcements. Includes Redbird R36 train. Route is RW file, compatible with BVE versions 1 and 2. Zip file is 4.23 MB. FlushingLine.zip
BVE Blueridge route. Blueridge fictional route in the Blueridge Mts. of Virginia. It was created for BVE by Michael Goetz. The route runs from Mineral-Ivy, is 5.8 km in length and features great scenery. The F40PH is the default train, available from Saxon Locomotive Works. Increase power slowly to avoid wheel slippage, especially on the 25/1000 slope. Route is CSV file, compatible with BVE versions 2 and higher, including 4.1. Zip file is 2.9 MB. NOTE: This file has been updated 13 January 2005. Latest update is Blueridge1.2.zip, posted 19 November 2006. Blueridge.zip
Blueridge1.2.zip
DLLs needed to run BVE on Vista. For instructions, see here. DLLs_for_Vista.zip
Dogbone Traction, Part 2 (BVE) Reference Pack. This reference pack contains routes and objects for use with Sanford Mace's article "Dogbone Traction, Part 2." DogboneBVE.zip
New York Elevated Forney #39. Revised 26 May 05. The New York Elevated #39, an 1878 Baldwin Forney, is a special collaboration by Ron Dillard, Al Barten, and Oskari Saarekas. It's destined to run, as the prototype did a 100+ years ago, on Al Barten's upcoming New York Elevated 3rd Avenue route. Features include animated bell, whistle, gauges, levers, doors, tank water/coal, water hatch/spout, stack, safety, blowdown, new zoom/pan functions allowing a conductor's view from the passenger platform or an engineer's view from the cab, and theme music "The NYE Galop" written in 1879 by John Joseph. The Zip file is 3.1 MB. This train is for BVE 4.1. Do not try to use it on earlier versions of BVE. NYE39v42.zip
Coronado Railroad Forney #8. New 26 May 05. This is New York Elevated #39 after it was sold to Coronado Railroad in California and given number 8. The Zip file is 3.1 MB. This train is for BVE 4.1. Do not try to use it on earlier versions of BVE. CRRC8v42.zip

Locomotion Scenarios


Central States. This is a scenario of mid-America. It begins in 1915 and is listed as Easy. It's a companion to the article Central States Scenario for Locomotion by Alfred Barten. Place the downloaded .SC5 file in the Scenarios folder inside your Locomotion folder. Central States.SC5
Long Island 1946. This is a scenario of Long Island and region. It begins in 1946 and is targeted for beginners. It's a companion to the article Creating a Scenario and Map in Locomotion by Alfred Barten. Long Island 1946.SC5
Long Island Grayscale. This is the grayscale map used in the creation of the Long Island 19946 scenario. Use it to create your own version of a Long Island scenario. LI-Grayscale.bmp


Nation landscape and Celtics Nation 1900 scenario. Two maps are provided:
  1. Nation: place in Locomotion/Scenarios/Landscapes folder
  2. Celtics 1900: place in Locomotion/Scenarios folder
Celtics Nation contains 37 towns/cities, each named for a past or current Boston Celtics player or coach. See if you can connect them all into a single passenger transportation network. Be sure to customize it in the Scenario Editor to include the vehicles you want and start date you want. I've classified it as Easy.
Nation.zip


Neighborhoods landscape and scenario. Two maps are provided:
  1. Neighborhoods: place in Locomotion/Scenarios/Landscapes folder
  2. Neighborhoods 1900: place in Locomotion/Scenarios folder
The first map is a raw landscape with no cities or industries; the second is a scenario with default content set to begin in the year 1900. You can use the first to create your own scenario or generate random scenarios. You can use the second to play a game or modify the scenario to suit your preferences as to beginning time, available vehicles, and so forth.
Neighborhoods.zip


Ocean State (Rhode Island) landscape and scenario. Two maps are provided:
  1. Ocean State: place in Locomotion/Scenarios/Landscapes folder
  2. Ocean State 1900: place in Locomotion/Scenarios folder
The first map is a raw landscape with no cities or industries; the second is a scenario with default content set to begin in the year 1900. You can use the first to create your own scenario or generate random scenarios. You can use the second to play a game or modify the scenario to suit your preferences as to beginning time, available vehicles, and so forth.
OceanState.zip


Connecticut Shoreline landscape and scenario. Two maps are provided:
  1. Shoreline Landscape: place in Locomotion/Scenarios/Landscapes folder
  2. Shoreline 1900: place in Locomotion/Scenarios folder
The first map is a raw landscape with no cities or industries; the second is a scenario with default content set to begin in the year 1900. You can use the first to create your own scenario or generate random scenarios. You can use the second to play a game or modify the scenario to suit your preferences as to beginning time, available vehicles, and so forth.
Shoreline.zip

MSTS


Dogbone Traction, Part 3 (MSTS) Reference Pack. This is the companion route to Sanford Mace's article "Dogbone Traction, Part 3 (MSTS)" here. Dogbone Envy MSTS.zip
MSTS Patch. This February 2002 patch is the only patch Microsoft has ever released for MSTS (2.7 MB). MSTS_v1_2 update.zip

Rail3D


Dogbone Traction, Part 4 (R3D) Reference Pack. This reference pack contains routes for use with Sanford Mace's article "Dogbone Traction, Part 4." DogboneBVE.zip
NY Railways 86X Crosstown Route. This is an outline route plus four versions of Third Avenue Railway System (TARS) 1911 Brill convertible. See New York Railways 86X Crosstown Route by Alfred Barten. 86X-TARS.zip


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