Below, we've provided a number of free resources which are available for you to download. We hope that these resources will help to enhance your train simulation experience. Should you have any questions regarding these downloads, please feel free to contact our technical support department at any time.
- Downloads for Microsoft Train Simulator
- Downloads for Auran Trainz
- RailDriver® Legends
- RailDriver® High Resolution Product Images
- Downloads for Modeling
DOWNLOADS FOR MICROSOFT TRAIN SIMULATOR
Official RailDriver® Boxcar
rd.boxcar.zip (466 KB)
A U.S. boxcar with a RailDriver® paint scheme, this car is set to deliver new consignments of the RailDriver® Desktop Train Cab Controller. Modeled with three-dimensional ribbed sides and a roof from the RailDriver® Car Builders Cyclopedia, this car has a reasonably high poly count. Still, large trains of these can be run. As a freeware model, feel free to share it with your friends.
Mideast UK Route
Tim Court's very popular freeware route, featuring a scenic section of UK railway. Although too large to be downloaded, we would be happy to include a copy of the route with your CD when you purchase a RailDriver® Desktop Train Cab Controller. Or, if you like, we can ship you a copy for a nominal fee to cover shipping and handling. For more information on the route, or how to obtain it, please click here.
RailDriver® Cab Views
The following cab views were created using Train Sim Modeler. To place one of our cab views into an MSTS engine, please follow these simple steps:
- Download the .zip file and extract it to your hard drive.
- Copy files from our '*cabview' folder.
- Paste those files to 'cabview' folder of the MSTS engine.
- Open the '*.eng' file for the MSTS engine in WordPad.
- Open 'Find' function in WordPad, enter 'cvf', and click 'Find.'
- This line should show up: Cabview (*.cvf).
- Replace name of the .cvf file with name of the new .cvf file.
- Open the engine in MSTS. The new cab view will be active.
10-Wheel 4-6-0 Cab View
10.wheel.4.6.0.zip (2.93 MB)
Based on the 10-Wheel 4-6-0 by Baldwin Locomotive Works. For use with the MSTS Gölsdorf or Scotsman, or your own custom steam engine.
Berkshire 2-8-4 Class N Cab View
berkshire.2.8.4.zip (3.40 MB)
Based on the Pere Marquette 1225 by Lima Locomotive Works. For use with the MSTS Gölsdorf or Scotsman, or your own custom steam engine.
A special thanks to both Dennis Braid and The Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation, Inc.
RailDriver® Modified Engine Files
One of our customers, Peter Cunningham, has put together engine files for several popular UK add-ons, including driveable trains with combined brake/throttle levers. Please click here for a full listing and downloads. These engine files have been modified from the original engine files, in order to allow the trains to be driven with the RailDriver® Desktop Train Cab Controller.
RailDriver® Series 7000 ENG File
rd.series.7000.zip (5.71 KB)
File contains MSTS .eng and .con files for a modified version of the Series 7000 train, which allow the RailDriver® Desktop Train Cab Controller to work with this engine. Instructions are included in the attached 'readme' file. You should only install this patch if you are running a Series 7000 cab with the RailDriver®.
RailDriver® Class 50 ENG File
rd.class.50.zip (4.57 KB)
File contains a modified MSTS .eng file for the Class 50 Cab, which will allow the RailDriver® Desktop Train Cab Controller to work with this engine. Instructions are included in the attached 'readme' file. You should only install this patch if you are running a Class 50 cab with the RailDriver®.
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DOWNLOADS FOR AURAN TRAINZ
Michigan Lakes Route for TRS 2004
While testing RailDriver® on Trainz 2004, we created our own virtual railroad. Now we're sharing it, and hope you have as much fun running it as we did making it. We decided to make the route available to you as a free download, along with some extra trains and a session that is sure to test your skill as a dispatcher.
Michigan Lakes Downloads
All three parts must be downloaded in order to run the session. In addition, Auran PaintShed is required for the proper display of our custom engines and rolling stock.
Michigan Lakes Route
mi.lakes.route.cdp (3.7 MB)
Michigan Lakes Session
mi.lakes.session.cdp (44.0 KB)
Michigan Lakes Trains and Rolling Stock
mi.lakes.trains.stock.cdp (2.3 MB)
The Michigan Lakes Route
Covering 99 baseboards, this route is bordered by the Great Lakes and other smaller lakes, which are so often found in Michigan. Having industry mixed in with pine forest and deciduous woods makes this route look like it could be anywhere in Michigan. In addition, we pulled the place names from our local area, and had a bit of fun with them. The layout is set so that many trains can be run simultaneously, and the drivers rotated around. We tried to make it easy to set up a routine and then run it for hours.
The Michigan Lakes Session
The Michigan Lakes session requires you to download the route, the session, and the trains. The basis of TRS 2004 'situations' is that you can run all the industries and keep them fed using all of the resources you have. Just to make things interesting in this session, the lumber industries and the forest are at opposite ends of the layout — giving you plenty of work to keep things running.
For example, schedule a run between the coal mine and the power station to keep electricity flowing. The trick here, after you get the train to the power station, is to unload and move the train around to the exit points. These settings are under the 'driver to trackmark' section for your driver. If you do not use all of your coal, detach full coal cars and return the empty cars to the mine. Power station switchers can move remaining cars for unloading.
The Michigan Lakes Trains
Below you can see the selection of locomotives and rolling stock that we provide to help you fulfil your tasks. They have all been painted in either RailDriver® or Michigan Lakes Railroad color schemes. These were made using Auran's PaintShed tool, which is required to run these trains and the Michigan Lakes session.
Feel free to click on the above thumbnails to see larger images. We provide three SW7 switchers: MLRR Forestry, MLRR in house colors, and MLRR in RailDriver® colors. In addition, you get SD40 and GP38 diesels, the RailDriver® boxcar, and water tankers.
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HIGH RESOLUTION PRODUCT IMAGES
RailDriver® Modeler's Toolkit
rdmodkit.zip (50 KB)
Make yourself a RailDriver® compatible locomotive. This modeler's toolkit gives you the resources to produce a Microsoft Train Simulator (MSTS) engine file that is entirely compatible with the RailDriver® Desktop Train Cab Controller. If you would to know more, please click here.
Mogul 2-6-0 Component Parts for Train Sim Modeler
tsm.parts.zip (11.8 MB)
At RailDriver®, we've created these components to model an MSTS steam cab. We're pleased to share them with you and ask for nothing more than your undying gratitude. To download individual parts, please click on the links provided below:
Sample Digital Images
1922 Locomotive Cyclopedia
We've provided some samples from one of our RailDriver® cyclopedias. The real images in the cyclopedia were scanned at 600 dpi and would take hours to open with a dial-up connection, so we've reduced the resolution and compressed these for you.
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