Auran Trainz Links
>The main Auran Trainz site with information on each title and a link to the service packs download page.
>The Trainz Discussion Forums, a large community and huge source of information on all things Trainz. The place to go for your technical hitches, latest screenshots and community views. Remember to use the search function before asking simple questions. Registration required for posting and advanced functions, but basic viewing is open to everyone.
>The Trainz DLS. Once logged in you can wade through the almost 100,000 items taking your pick. TRS2006 users may wish to just use CMP.
Content Creation Essentials
>Auran's site providing the Trainz Asset Creation Studio (19.2MB), some textures, tutorials and help files. Also the place to obtain the 3D Studio Max plug-ins, Content Dispatcher and various source files.
>Autodesk. The company and site for 3DS Max. Offers resources, documentation, plug-ins, service packs and the highly rated 3D modelling software.
>Blender.org. Home of the increasingly popular open source, 3D content creation suite.
>Amabilis. Site for all things 3D Canvas.
Content Creation Tutorials
>Wewain Trainz Fan Site, offering plenty of tutorials including the famous HOG/MicroDEM method of creating computer-generated terrain.
>World of Trainz tutorials. Essential for any beginner. Possibly the most useful tutorials around, with examples in gmax, 3DS Max, Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro.
Trainz Content Downloads
>AC MonkeyWrench Models. An automatic download site with everything from standard to animated scenery. High detailed drivable over the road trucks, military vehicles, and even motorcycles. Specialized train locomotives and cars.
>TrainzObjectz. A site providing some Trainz content and a small number of tutorials.
>44090 Digital Models. UK site offering UK content downloads. Also includes some of the finest tutorials (by P. Hobbs), hints & tips and GMAX macros.
>Trainz Pro Routes. Website representing the professional TPR team.
>HP Trainz. Site offering payware and freeware downloads including the Marias Pass route.
>Medway Valley Trainz. A UK site offering DLS downloads and related tutorials.
>Atoz CCreations for Trainz. A Slovakian site offering downloads, galleries and forums.
>Trainz Luvr. Popular, well organized site offering many downloads, some tutorials, links and a few DivX clips.
>Ianz Trainz. Australian Trainz site with freeware downloads and several useful tutorials.
>Constructiongames.de. German site with several CDPs for download and a collection of tutorials, mainly in German.
>San Juan Trainz Workz. US website with downloads, screenshots and updates of ongoing projects.
>Tall Trees and Boardwalk Railroad. Site with an enourmous collection of custom content as well as tutorials, links and news upcoming projects.
>Sirgibby's TrainZone. Home to the Murchison layouts. Includes downloads and screenshots.
DEM Related Links
>Microdem. Site of the freeware mapping software, used to open, convert, crop and modify DEMs, satellite imagery and vector data.
>Trainz Luvr Hog download page. The trainz terrain generation tool that produces your .gnd file.
>Cellspark's useful lat/lon conversion tool.
>TransDEM website in English. Home of the TranDEM software, sophisticated application used for getting Digital Elevation Data and Vector overlays into Trainz.
>The USGS National Map Seamless Server. Valuable resource for digital elevation data.
Other Useful Links
>The Trainz Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Project. Site offering information and updates on the huge narrowgauge project.
>djbZone Trainz. Description and screenshots of custom content.
>UKTrainz Forums. Forums for UK related Trainz talk.
>Basemap Tutorial Page. A site offering the Basemap CDPs and instructions on how to use them.
>Glasgow Trainz. Site offering information on Glasgow Trainz projects.
>Razorback Railway. Layouts and activities for TRS2004 (SP4) and TRS2006 (SP1).
>V-Scaler. News, reviews and articles of anything related to virtual railroads.
>Sodor Island 3D. A special site that makes Thomas the Tank engine-style content for Trainz.
>Shane’s Trainz Information and Tutorial Site. Technical and operational tutorials, tips and tricks and utilities for Trainz