News archive

The front page is only so big, old news items will be archived to here so you can catch up on what you've missed once they've rolled off the front page.

 

 

4th Dec

To follow on from last week's update we have the GUV in Blue with 'Newspapers' branding.

This is configured to use the newpaper trolley product and the newspaper depots.

You can find a link to the page for the GUVs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

 

26th Nov

This week's update is another version of the CCT.

This time the BR Blue livery with 'Newspapers' branding.

You can find a link to the page for the CCTs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

To accompany this is a new industry to handle newspaper trolleys.

This Newspaper Depot facility has full industry interactivity and is configured to handle the newspaper trolley product used by the CCT and GUV wagons. You can find it at the bottom of the 'Scenery' page.

 

5th Nov

This week's update is another livery version of the CCT.

This time the Tartan Arrow branding.

You can find a link to the page for the CCTs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

31st Oct

This week's update is a scenery version of the Army Land Rover.

You can find the Land Rover at the bottom of the 'Scenery' page. (Or use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

 

16th Oct

This week's update is another livery version of the CCT.

This time the BR blue livery with the Red Star parcels branding.

You can find a link to the page for the CCTs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

4th Oct

This week's update is another livery version of the GUV.

This time the BR lined Maroon.

You can find a link to the page for the GUVs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

Website update news:

Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the entire team, to thank everyone who purchased Trainz Classics 3 and say that we appreciate their custom and support over the last two and a half years. However, we now feel that it is time for us to move on. The updated TS2009: Settle and Carlisle has been available for a considerable time now and with future projects and personal commitments to fulfil we are no longer able to provide ongoing updates and additions for TC3.

As a result there will be no further updates to this website after the end of this year. At that time the website will be re-organised so as to still provide a dowload resource for TC3 users for at least a further year, but nothing new will be added. We will review the hosting situation again at that time.

Once again, thanks for the custom and support, and we hope you like the updates that we will have for the last few months of this project.

Mike.

 

18th Sep

This week's update is all about parcels.

First up is a modification to the Mail Depot industry released a while ago. This update enables the industry to fully use the queues. An addition is a shorter version of the industry for use in more confined spaces.

Both the update and the new shorter version can be found on the Scenery page'

Next up is another livery for the CCT wagon. This new livery is the BR lined Maroon.

You can find a link to the page for the CCTs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

5th Sep

The update this week is another of the TPO Mk1 coaches.

This is the Stowage Brake Van which is built to diagram 733 and has the addition of a guard's compartment.

You can find a link to the TPO stock at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

27th Aug

The update this week is a set of additional liveries for the Mk1 coaches.

This is the Regional Railways livery and comes applied to 6 variants with two livery variations for the BSK and BSO.

You can find the link to download them at the bottom of the 'Additional Coaches' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right)

More updates and additions next week.

 

14th Aug

The update this week is a further livery for the CCT wagon..

This is the later BR blue livery with a red stripe. The stripe was added to the CCTs which remained in service between 1986 and 1988.

You can find a link to the page for the CCTs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

7th Aug

This week's update is a version of the GUV in BR maroon livery with the Parcels Express branding.

You can find a link to the page for the GUVs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

25th July

This week's update is a collection of scenery items which can be used to construct a coal yard or similar feature on a route.

The pack contains a coal yard hopper and elevator, some sacks and a pile of coal.

There is also a Weatherill 42HD loader which is used to add the coal to the hopper if the elevator is not required.

If the elevator is used than there is a JCB 3L included, along with an animated version of the JCB 3C, which can be used to bring life to the scene.

These items were all created by Andy Kemplen (kemplen) and can be found on the additional scenery page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

18th July

This week's update is another livery for the CCT wagon.

The new livery is the BR Maroon with Parcels branding.

You can find a link to the page for the CCTs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

9th July

This week's update is a pack of 5 Mk1 coaches.

The pack contains three coaches (BCK, FO, RB) in the Inter-City Charter livery. These also include a new bogie and a replacement bogie sound to go with it.

Also included are a FK in the Motorail livery and a RB with the alternate 'INTERCITY' branding.

These coaches were created in cooperation with Dave (nexusdj)

You can find the link to download them at the bottom of the 'Additional Coaches' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right)

More updates and additions next week.

 

2nd July

This week's update is the first of the set of TPO (Travelling Post Office) stock. This initial release is the stowage van and is in the BR blue livery.

You can find a link to the TPO stock at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

27th June

This week's update is a version of the GUV in BR blue livery with the Express Parcels branding.

You can find a link to the page for the GUVs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

19th June

This week's update is a pack of 8 Mk1 coaches in the Inter-City livery with the Inter-City branding logo applied.

These coaches were created in cooperation with Dave (nexusdj)

You can find the link to download them at the bottom of the 'Additional Coaches' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right)

A further set of Mk1 coaches in the Inter-City 'Charter' livery will follow soon.

More updates and additions next week.

 

12th June

This week's update is another livery for the CCT wagon.

The new livery is the BR Blue with Express Parcels branding.

You can find a link to the page for the CCTs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

4th June

There is a two part update this week.

The first item is an update for the Class 24 in the green livery with the yellow warning panels. This has been corrected to have yellow headcode disks on the bottom.

You can find the link to download the update at the bottom of the 'Updates' page. (Or use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right)

The second item for this week may not come as a surprise to those of you who have noticed a bit of a pattern developing with these... it is a GUV in the BR green livery.

You can find a link to the page for the GUVs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as before, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

29th May

This week's update is a pack of 13 Mk1 coaches in the Inter-City livery.

These coaches were created in cooperation with Dave (nexusdj)

You can find the link to download them at the bottom of the 'Additional Coaches' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right)

A further set of Mk1 coaches in this livery with the Inter-City logo, and the Inter-City 'Charter' coaches will follow soon.

More updates and additions next week.

 

23rd May

This week we continue the liveries of the CCT.

This is the one in the green livery.

You can find a link to the page for the CCTs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

 

9th May

This week's update is another livery of the GUV wagon and an update to the blue one released previously.

The addition is the one in the plain maroon livery.

The scripting updates include a modified load to cure the doors opening and closing too fast and it now attaches a tail lamp when on the end of the train. The blue version also has these updates now so re-download that also please if you have the previous version already.

You can find a link to the page for the GUVs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

So that is two wagons for today, the GUV in Maroon is new, and the Blue GUV is an update.

More updates and additions next week.


One last comment for today......

If you find any issues with any of the content on the website then do please let us know through the forums. Whilst we test things before we release them errors do sometimes slip through and if we haven't noticed them then we won't be able to look at fixing them. We can't promise to resolve any issues immediately but if nobody tells us they have noticed a problem then it will never get fixed.

Thanks,
Mike.

 

30th Apr

This week's update is another livery of the CCT wagon and an update to the blue one released previously.

The addition is the one in the plain maroon livery.

The scripting updates include a modified load to cure the doors opening and closing too fast and it now attaches a tail lamp when on the end of the train.

You can find a link to the page for the CCTs at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right).

More updates and additions next week.

 

24th Apr

This week is a signal week.

These are some additional lower quadrant BR(W) signals.

  

Seen on the left picture above are three lower quadrant signals which have holes in the arms, whilst the image on the right shows the pair of signals which have junction arms and a route indicator. The signals were created by Chris Whiting (chrisaw). These were previously released on the TS2009:S&C site but didn't get added here.

These signals can be found on the additional content page under signals -> lower quadrant signals, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

17th Apr

This week's update is a further wagon.

The GUV (General Utility Vehicle) was used to carry parcels, newspapers, and general goods. The model features animated couplings and doors and is designed to match with the Mk1 coaches. It is also configured to use the same mail trolley product as used by the CCT and Mail Depot released previously.

You can find a link to the page for the GUV at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right)

More updates and additions next week.

 

2nd Apr

This week's update is a few scenery items.

The first item is a 1963 Hymac excavator.

This is bundled with a couple of caravans, one ready to hitch up and tow away, the other static with the doors open.

The excavator and caravans can be found on the additional scenery page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

 

19th Mar

This week's update consists of a number of related parts.

The first item is a new wagon.

The CCT (Covered Carriage Truck) was used to carry parcels, newspapers, and general goods. The model features animated couplings and doors and is designed to match with the Mk1 coaches.

The second item is a new Mail Trolley product which has been produced from the BRUTE trolly created by Andy Kemplen. The CCT has been configured to load this product and the trolley is included in the download pack for the CCT.

You can find a link to the page for the CCT at the bottom of the 'Additional Wagons' page, which is accessible from the 'Content' page. (Or, as usual, use the link from the 'latest content' column on the right)

The last item this week is a new industry asset.

This Mail Depot facility has full industry interactivity and is configured to handle the mail trolley product used by the CCT wagons. Trolleys left at the depot will appear at the front edge of the platform area and will be 'sorted' over time to the rear of the platform area ready for collection.

The 'Mail Depot' wording is visible in Surveyor only and is designed to indicate the area in which the trolleys will be placed. The intention is that the depot will be 'dressed' with a platform of your choice, under this indicated area, and any suitable buildings added as scenery which can be used to create the depot itself.

The download for the depot includes the Mail Trolley product.

The Mail Depot can be found on the additional scenery page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

12th Mar

Just a brief update to say that although there is no new content added to the site this week we haven't forgotten about you and we do hope to have some additional items for you next week.

 

26th Feb

The update for this week is a set of the Suburban coaches in the blue livery.

The coaches can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

19th Feb

This week's update is a selection of GWR signals.

This pack contains 12 new signals, 6 of which include sighting boards behind the signal arm.

The signals can be found on the additional content page under signals -> lower quadrant signals, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

12th Feb

Here’s a novel way to load replenish your steam locomotive’s tender with coal: use a front end loader.

While not common, this method was observed in use at some minor depots in Britain during the 1950s and 1960s.The facility modelled here has full industry interactivity accompanied by loader animation and smoke and sound effects.

A trackside coal staithe with an animated load of 21 tons capacity can be replenished by delivery from an open rail wagon. A tender brought to a stand at trackside post markers will trigger the Weatherill loader into action. The number of 1.5-ton Weatherill bucket loads that can be delivered to the tender is calculated by script. Each animation cycle consists of the Weatherill loading its bucket at the staithe then manoeuvring the bucket load over the tender before dumping it.

This should also prove useful when running steam specials on a modern era route without full coaling facilities. TC3 users may find they need to add a speed board on approach to prevent locos overshooting the loading point.

This tender loader industry was created by Andy Kemplen and Leigh Stokes.

The loader can be found on the additional scenery page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

5th Feb

The update for this week is a set of the Suburban coaches in the lined maroon livery.

The coaches can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

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30th Jan

This week we have two content updates and a new loco to add to your TC3 fleet.

The first update is for all four of the Class 24 locomotives included in TC3.

Numbering has been fixed and a texture has been replaced on the roof grill.

You can find the new Class 24s on the 'Updates' page.

The next update is for the 8T Cattle Wagon.

This is a change to prevent the debug script messages that are being seen by some users.

You can find the new cattle wagon on the 'Updates' page as well.

Moving onto the content offering for this week, which is a new loco to expand the fleet for TC3.

This Class 45 'Peak' locomotive has most of the usual features to be found on our locos, with changeable headcodes, animated couplers, and crew.

The locomotive was built by Tony Weber (trw1089) with some additional work by Paul Hobbs.

Currently the cab is aliased to the built-in Class 37 cab as we thought you would rather have the loco as it is now than wait for us to build a cab for it as well.

The loco can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

You will also need to download the engine sounds for this loco from the DLS as we do not have permission to distribute that through this site. A link for a direct download from the DLS is included on the page with the loco download.

More updates and additions next week.

 

15th Jan

First item for this week is a listing all of the content available on this website. This should help people track down any missing items they have.

You can find the link to the page at the bottom of the 'Content' page.

It is also available to be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet.

Moving onto the content offering for this week, which is a new wagon to expand the rolling stock fleet for TC3.

Created by Andy Kemplen, this wagon incudes four new loads and is also configured to take the BD and FM containers. There are three levels of weathering selectable or applied randomly, and the loads have three LOD levels to reduce system impact.

The wagon pack can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

8th Jan

The offering this week is a set of the Suburban coaches in the Southern green livery.

The coaches can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

1st Jan

To start with this week we'd like to make available the documentation for the Cattle Docks we released last week. This comprehensive guide covers the options in the scripting and includes suggested ways of getting the best from this asset. The download location for the cattle dock has been updated to include a link, or it can can be downloaded here as a .pdf file.

The second offering this week is the final variant of the Mk1 passenger carrying coaches we have planned to release.

This version is the RF (Restaurant First) and represents the ones built to diagram 17. Capacity is 24 First Class passengers.

They are available in the usual liveries with interior views.

The coaches can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

25th Dec

For today's Christmas update we have some new versions of four of the built-in industries.

The first is the update to the lime works which adds the scripting to make this asset 'industry active'. It will automatically replace the lime works in any routes and can also be added to your own new routes.

You will also need to download the limestone aggregate product to go with it and a link to download that can be found with the download link for the industry. If you don't download the product you will have a missing dependency and the new lime works will not show in the surveyor list.

The second update is new versions of the included cattle docks. This update adds the capability to load and unload cattle at these cattle docks. There are 3, 4, and 5 pen docks in the pack.

These will automatically replace the cattle docks in the routes and can also be added to your own new routes.

Finally, Merry Christmas from all the rail-sim.co.uk team and thank you to those who have helped contribute to the continuation of TC3. We'll bring you more updates and additions next week.

 

18th Dec

The offering this week is a new Mk1 coach to add to the collection of rolling stock.

This version is the RBK (Restaurant Buffet Kitchen) and represents the ones built to diagram 26. Capacity is 12 passengers.

They are available in the usual liveries with interior views.

This latest variant leaves us just one more of the Mk1 restaurant coaches we are going to model and after they have all been released we will move on to do some livery packs for the existing and new coaches.

The coaches can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

More updates and additions next week.

 

11th Dec

This week we have some more of Andy's vehicles.

The pack contains a bulldozer, a bucket loader, and a pair of tracked farming vehicles with a plough.

This pack can be found on the additional scenery page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page

More updates and additions next week.

 

4th Dec

This week's update is a second set of MK1 suburban coaches.

These are the versions in the earlier carmine livery.

This pack can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page

More updates and additions next week.

 

27th Nov

This week's new content is a set of MK1 suburban coaches.

These are the versions in the maroon livery.

This pack can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page

More updates and additions next week.

 

20th Nov

This week's new content is a selection of commerical vehicles and some more school boy train spotters.

  • Austin 503 SWB Tipper
  • School boy spotters (standing)
    • Ford Transit Mk1 BR
    • Ford Transit Mk1 British Railways
    • Austin LD1 van
    • Austin LD1 van (doors open)

    This pack can be found on the 'Scenery' page

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    14th Nov

    The offering this week is a new Mk1 coach to add to the collection of rolling stock.

    This version is the RB (Restaurant Buffet) and represents the ones built to diagram 24. Capacity is 23 passengers.

    They are available in the usual liveries with interior views.

    This latest variant brings us almost to the end of the types of Mk1 passenger coaches we are going to model and after they have all been released we will move on to do some livery packs for the existing and new coaches.

    We will also be bringing you the Suburban coaches we included in TS2009:S&C

    The coaches can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    6th Nov

    This week we have another in the range of MK1 coaches.

    This version of the MK1 coach is the RU (Restaurant Unclassified).

    These coaches represent the ones built to diagram 23. Capacity is 33 passengers.

    They are available in the usual liveries with interior views.

    The coaches can be found on the additional content page, or click the image in the right hand column to go directly to the download page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    30th Oct

    This week we have some more of Andy's vehicles.

    Two different ends of the vehicle spectrum are represented here.

    First up is a pair of Reliant Regals, both the car and the van version.

    The next is a GUY Arab double decker bus.

    I'm sure both will be useful additions to many a route.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    23rd Oct

    This week we continue our series of MK1 coaches.

    This version of the MK1 coach is the RSO (Restaurant Second Open).

    These coaches represent the ones built to diagram 56. Capacity is 48 passengers.

    The restaurant open stock used loose chairs and it was in this respect that they differed from the other open stock.

    They are available in the usual liveries with interior views.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    16th Oct

    This week we extend the range of upper quadrant signals.

    The signals were created by Anthony Simmons (francelinetony) using the original TC3 signal scripts by James Moody (Bloodnok).

    Elevated Shunting discs
    Bracket signal kits
    Accessories

    See the signals page for a full list of the package contents.

    You can find the signals on the 'Content' page under 'Additional Signals' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the download page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    9th Oct

    This week we have some more road vehicles from Andy Kemplen and a scenery item.

    The first offering this week is a pair of Bedford Duple Vega coaches.

    There is one in the livery of AK Coaches and a second in that of Clues Coaches.

    Next is a Plaxton Panorama which is based on a Bedford VAL chassis.

    The three coaches are available in a single pack on the 'Scenery' page.

    Finally for this week we have a pair of school boy train spotters sitting on a wooden crate. A common sight at the end of many a platform during the 50s and 60s we're sure you'll find a home for these two.

    The boys can also be found on the 'Scenery' page

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    2nd Oct

    This week we continue our series of MK1 coaches and introduce the next of the catering vehicles.

    This one is the RK (Restaurant Kitchen) coach built to diagrams 701 and 702. These have no passenger seating but are marshalled between restaurant or open coaches to provide a catering service.

    They are available in the usual liveries, but as they have no seating there are no interior views with these ones.

    The picture here shows the different sides of the coaches.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    25th Sep

    First up for this week is what we hope is the final update to the Britannia loco to get those four new names added. This version sorts out those dependency issues that appeared in the previous one.

    The new version is available for download from the 'Updates' page. Please confirm you are downloading version 16, you may need to refresh the page if you downloaded the previous udates.

    Next are some updated versions of the Minis and Morris Minors. Andy has worked on these to smooth out the mesh and give them a more rounded appearance. These will automatically replace the currently installed ones when added to TC3.

    Also included in the pack is an Austin FX4 Taxi. Often to be seen waiting outside the booking hall for a fare from the station I suspect this is going to be a useful scenery item.

    • Mini - Blue
    • Mini - Green
    • Mini - Red
    • Mini - Cooper
    • Minor - Blue
    • Minor - Green
    • Minor - Cream
    • Minor - Police s
    • Austin FX4 taxi

    You can find these new vehicles on the 'Scenery' downloads page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    20th Sep

    The overlaid numbers problem on the Britannia cab sides has been resolved and there is a new version available for download from the 'Updates' page. Please confirm you are downloading version 15, you may need to refresh the page if you downloaded the udate on Friday.

     

    19th Sep

    Some problems were discovered with yesterday's update for the 5MT 'Black 5' which resulted in multiple instances of the front bogie being displayed.

    There is a new version available for download from its page within 'Additional Locomotives and Rolling stock' which resolves this.

    We are currently investigating the overlaid numbers problem on the Britannia cab sides and will upload a fix once it is available.

     

    18th Sep

    This week we have some fixes and updates for three of the locos.

    The first of these is an update to the 5MT 'Black 5' to correct the synchronisation of the steam sounds.

    The problem was due to a bug involving the new TC3 bogie tags. If a loco has only two bogies (front and main in the case of the Black 5) then the sound is always sychronised to the first bogie attached to a.bog0 even if direct-drive is set to 0 - hence the 8 chuffs per rev that were being heard as the front bogie has wheels exactly half the size of the main drivers. The addition of an invisible bogie has resolved this.

    The updated 'Black 5' can be downloaded from its page within 'Additional Locomotives and Rolling stock'.

    The second update is a fix for the Aspinall tank loco to add a couple of missing attachment points.

    Finally for this week an update to the Britannia loco to add four new names.

    The new names are: "Flying Dutchman", "Lord Hurcomb", "William Shakespeare", and "Oliver Cromwell"

    Both the Aspinall and the Britannia can be found on the 'Updates' page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    11th Sep

    This week we extend the range of upper quadrant signals.

    The signals were created by Anthony Simmons (francelinetony) using the original TC3 signal scripts by James Moody (Bloodnok).

    Shunting discs
    Miniature signals
    Double pole signals
    Sighting board signals

    See the signals page for a full list of the package contents.

    You can find the signals on the 'Content' page under 'Additional Signals' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the download page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    4th Sep

    This week we continue our series of MK1 coaches.

    This version of the MK1 coach is the RUO (Restaurant Unclassified Open).

    These coaches represent the ones built to diagram 61. Capacity is 48 passengers.

    The restaurant open stock used loose chairs and it was in this respect that they differed from the other open stock.

    They are available in the usual liveries with interior views.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    28th Aug

    This week we have some more vehicles from Andy Kemplen.

    These are various versions of the Ford Thames Trader.

    There are three tippers, two flat-beds, and a breakdown crane.

    • Tipper - empty
    • Tipper - loaded
    • Tipper - tipping
    • Flat-bed - empty
    • Flat-bed - BD container load
    • Breakdown crane

    You can find these new vehicles on the 'Scenery' downloads page, or click the link to the right in the 'Latest Content' column.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    21st Aug

    This week we have some more vehicles from Andy Kemplen.

    These are various versions of the Austin J2.

    There are three vans, the British Railways and Royal Mail ones have open doors, whilst the Post Office Telephones van has closed doors.

    Next are two conversions. The first an ice cream van, the second a Paralanian camper.

    Finally, a pick-up version used by a builder with various stuff in the back, and a post bus for those local trips.

    • Van - British Railways - doors open
    • Van - Royal Mail - doors open
    • Van - Post Office Telephones
    • Ice cream van
    • Paralanian camper
    • Builder's pick-up
    • Post bus

    You can find these new vehicles on the 'Scenery' downloads page, or click the link to the right in the 'Latest Content' column.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    14th Aug

    This week we continue our series of MK1 coaches.

    This version of the MK1 coach is the RFO (Restaurant First Open).

    These coaches represent the ones built to diagram 36. Capacity is 42 first class passengers.

    The restaurant open stock used loose chairs and it was in this respect that they differed from the other open stock.

    They are available in the usual liveries with interior views.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    7th Aug

    Our update this week comes courtesy of Andy Kemplen and adds some more large commercial vehicles to the fleet of road traffic available for TC3.

    • Bedford C type low-loader - Container load
    • Bedford C type low-loader - JCB load
    • Bedford C type low-loader - empty
    • Bedford C type tractor unit
    • Taskers low-loader trailer
    • Taskers low-loader trailer - dolly off
    • 6-Ton mobile crane - Jib down
    • 6-Ton mobile crane - Jib up (with driver)
    • 6-Ton mobile crane lifting BD container

    You can find these new vehicles on the 'Scenery' downloads page, or click the link to the right in the 'Latest Content' column.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    31st July

    This week we continue our series of MK1 coaches and introduce the next of the catering vehicles.

    This one is the RKB (Restaurant Kitchen Buffet) coach built to diagram 25. These have no passenger seating but are marshalled between restaurant or open coaches to provide a catering service.

    They are available in the usual liveries, but as they have no seating there are no interior views with these ones.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    24th July

    For the update this week we have some scenery items.

    First up is a set of 10 of the more distinctive signal boxes from the S&C route which can be named in Surveyor. (Click the picture below for a larger version)

    Next is a pram and a pushchair to be used as scenery items.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    17th July

    For the update this week we have another of the 'Open' type MK1 coaches. This one is the FO (First Open).

    These FO coaches are the ones built to diagram 73. They have a seated capacity of 42 passengers.

    They are available in the usual liveries with interior views.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    10th July

    First up this week we have some additions to the RMB coaches released a while ago. These new ones are the diag 97. and diag. 99 versions in Network SouthEast livery.

    The pages for each version have been updated to include the new liveries and the 'all liveries' download changed to include the new ones.

    Next we have another selection of vehicles from Andy Kemplen.

    The first of these is a Massey Ferguson Combine Harvester

    This is complemented by a set of tractors, farmyard trailers, and tractor liftboxes. The 'Farming' vehicle pack can be downloaded from the 'Additional scenery items' section of the 'Content' page.

    Tractors Lift boxes and driver Tractor trailers
    • David Brown 880
    • Fordson Power Major
    • Massey Ferguson 35
    • Tractor driver
    • Liftbox - Unhitched
    • Liftbox - Empty
    • Liftbox - Bales
    • Liftbox - Churns
    • Trailer - Unhitched
    • Trailer - Empty
    • Trailer - Bales
    • Trailer - Churns

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    2nd Jul

    As we didn't release a new coach last week, that must mean it is time for one today.

    We are going to continue our current theme and introduce the next of the 'Open' type, the BSO (Brake Second Open).

    These BSO coaches are the ones built to diagram 183. They have the higher density 2+2 seating which gives them a seated capacity of 39 passengers.

    They are available in the usual liveries with matching interior views.

    You can find the coaches on the 'Content' page under 'Additional locomotives and rolling stock' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the details page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    26th Jun

    First up this week are some changes to the recently released TSO (Tourist Second Open) and SO (Second Open) coaches to add the crests to the Maroon, Green, and Brown/Cream liveried versions.

    This should allow these liveries to be consistent throughout the rake.

    The download files on their pages have been updated so if you want to update your set to have the crests then please re-download the files.

    Moving on now to the new content, which for this week is a continuation of the Western Region signal sets created by Chris Whiting (chrisaw).

    First up is a set of 20 signals for use on gantries .

    There is a twin track gantry included in the pack and a version as a spline to span wider situations. As with the brackets in the previous pack these gantries are scenery items and will need to be placed under the signals once they are located in position. Hopefully this placement method will again provide additonal flexibility, although at a little expense to ease of use.

    Then we have the 'Route Indicator' versions.

    This set contains 10 signals, including two for use on the brackets. (There are also two gantry versions included within the gantry pack).

    You can find the signals on the 'Content' page under 'Additional Signals' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the download page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    19th Jun

    This week we continue our series of MK1 coaches and introduce the next of the 'Open' type.

    These TSO (Tourist Second Open) coaches are externally identical to the SO versions we released a couple of weeks ago, however, these have the higher density 2+2 seating which made them popular for many situations where higher passenger numbers were expected as they could accomodate a total of 64 seated passengers.

    They are available in the usual liveries with matching interior views.

    You can find the coaches on the 'Content' page under 'Additional locomotives and rolling stock' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the details page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    12th Jun

    A correction to last week's release to start things off this week.

    Unfortunately what I would call a 'technical error' appeared in the MK1 SO coaches in the Blue/Grey and NSE liveries. A mistake in the KUID table of the config file meant that if you didn't already have the Diag 99 RMB versions of the MK1s the SO ones would report a missing dependency. This dependency wasn't actually used, however, and so didn't affect their use. The download files have been updated and if you have that issue, or just want to make sure that everything you have is spot-on, you can re-download them from the MK1 SO page.

    For the new content this week we have a continuation of the Western Region signal sets created by Chris Whiting (chrisaw).

    First up is further additions to the 'standard' signals.

    This set includes 8 new signals along with two of the earlier GWR fixed distants on wooden posts which are scenery items. Also included is a corrected version of the 20ft Distant from the previous set with the correct colour ball finial.

    Then we have the 'Bracket' versions.

    A set of 10 signals for use on brackets (or even on gantries) along with three brackets to mount them on. The brackets themselves are scenery items and will need to be placed under the signals once they are located in position. Hopefully this placement method will provide additonal flexibility, although at a little expense to ease of use.

    You can find the signals on the 'Content' page under 'Additional Signals' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the download page.

    There are more signals to come in this range in coming weeks with gantry versions and route indicators to add to the ones already released. There should already be enough to keep Western Region route builders busy for a while though.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    5th Jun

    For this week we have another in our series of MK1 coaches and the first of the 'Open' type.

    These are the SO (Second Open) coaches built to diagram 94 with the central doors and 2+1 seating. They are available in the usual liveries with matching interior views.

    You can find the coaches on the 'Content' page under 'Additional locomotives and rolling stock' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the details page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    29th May

    This week we have two fixes and a selection of new vehicles.

    First up is a third, and hopefully final, attempt to get the MK1 BFK coach in Blue/Grey livery correct. The yellow first class band has been altered to only cover the passenger section of the carriage. You can find the update on the 'Content' Page, under 'Built-in locomotives and rolling stock'. The download file for the Blue/Grey MK1s has also been updated to include this latest version.

    Next up is a fix to the built-in Leyland Leopard coach used as a scenery item. This corrects an error with the coach's livery on the rear and off-side. You can download the fixed version from the 'Updates' page.

    And finally for this week, we have another selection of vehicles from Andy Kemplen. These should all be of use in any road building or other construction projects underway in your Trainz routes. The 'Digging and dumping' vehicle pack can be downloaded from the 'Additional scenery items' section of the 'Content' page.

    1958 Fordson Majorloader 1964 JCB-3c 1962 Johnson 1H Dumper
    • Digging
    • Loading
    • Tipping
    • Digging - front
    • Digging - rear
    • Loading - front
    • Loading - rear
    • Dumper
    • Dumper & driver
    • Dumper - loaded
    • Dumper - tipping

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    22nd May

    For this week we have the other MK1 RMB coach we promised a couple of weeks ago.

    These are the RMB 'Restaurant Miniature Buffet' built to diagram 99 with Commonwealth bogies and the additional storage cupboard. They are available in the usual liveries.

    You can find the coaches on the 'Content' page under 'Additional locomotives and rolling stock' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the details page.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    15th May

    This week is a loco week.

    First up there are a couple of replacement versions of the built-in BR Standard 9F. This fixes issues with the low speed sound and introduces some further minor improvements to the loco's details along with corrections to the shed code displayed when a number is selected. The download can be found on the 'Updates' page.

    Next are some more 9Fs to add to those already built-in.

    There are four locos in total. New single chimney and double chimney versions of a slightly later varient than the built-in ones along with Black Prince and Evening Star which are shown above. They are on the 'Content' page under 'Additional locomotives and rolling stock' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the details page and find out all about them.

    These were created by Rob Hill (lielestosbrat) who made the built-in 9Fs. The locos make use of the Chameleon and Numberit script libraries by Dave Renshaw (eldavo) and our thanks to him for allowing us to bundle those with the locos rather than having to send you to the DLS for them.

    Next is a number of updates to the built-in locos: Aspinall tank, 3F, 4F, and 8F

    The main part in this update is a script change to include direct control of the bogie textures and the headcode lamps. When the AI gets control of a loco it used to turn the headlamps on and the original scripts didn't check the status of the headlamps, they just toggled the state. This meant that if the AI got hold of a train the on/off state of the headcode lamps could get out of step with the state as shown in the game interface.

    The updates for the Aspinall tank, 3F, 4F, and 8F can be found on the 'Updates' page.

    Following this is an update to the Stanier 9F

    This includes the updates mentioned above for the built-in steam locos. The Stanier 9F has the new version as the download on its page within 'Additional Locomotives and Rolling stock'.

    Finally for this week is an update to the 5MT 'Black 5'

    This corrects the position of the headcode lamps so they align properly with the brackets and also applies the same fixes for the locos mentioned above.

    The updated 'Black 5' can be downloaded from its page within 'Additional Locomotives and Rolling stock'.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    8th May

     

    For this week we have some more coaches to add to the set of MK1s in TC3.

    These are the RMB 'Restaurant Miniature Buffet' built to diagram 97 and they are available in several liveries.

    You can find the coaches on the 'Content' page under 'Additional locomotives and rolling stock' or click the image in the 'latest content' box over to the right to go straight to the details page.

    We hope that this is only the first of a range of MK1 catering vehicles. The paint is still drying on the diagram 99 version, but it should be along soon.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    1st May

    This week's updates are.............

    The MK1 BFK coach in Blue/Grey livery with the yellow first class band added, somehow it managed to go missing when we changed the colouring. You can find the update on the 'Content' Page, under 'Built-in locomotives and rolling stock'. The download file for the Blue/Grey MK1s has been updated to include this latest version.

    A TC3 Session Helpsheet has been added to the 'Guides' page. This is a guide giving some very basic outlines to stations and platform numbers as found in TC3 in an attempt to help session builders plan out their routes without needing to keep scrolling along the length of the route when setting up driver commands. Thanks to Dave Poynton (Dave4468) for putting this together.

    As promised we also have some more vehicles from Andy Kemplen in the form of a set of larger commercial vehices to go with the small ones we added last week.

    Large vans Austin WE130 and Trailers Container and lift
    • Austin 3T Box van - Sunblest
    • Commer Walk Through - Rail Express Parcels
    • Morris FG Parcel Van - Rail Express Parcels
    • Austin WE 130
    • Scammell 6Ton Trailer - empty
    • Scammell 6Ton Trailer - loaded
    • BD container
    • S&D Freightlifter & BD Container load

    Finally for this week, some more coaches to add to the set of MK1s in TC3.

    These are the sleeper types. SLSTP, SLC, and SLF in both the Maroon and the Blue/Grey liveries.

    You can find the coaches on the 'Content' page under 'Additional locomotives and rolling stock'.

    More updates and additions next week.

     

    24th Apr

    Three things for this week's update.

    First is a correction for the Presflo wagons we released on the 3rd of this month. Unfortunately a mistake slipped in which wasn't picked up in testing and affected the textures shown for the numbers on the Black 5 lined livery. If you have downloaded the previous updates for the Presflos (version 11) you will need to re-download the black 5 updates as well as these latest versions of the Presflos. Apologies for that, we didn't anticipate the wagons would affect a completely different loco asset. The wagon download can be found on the 'Updates' page of the site, whilst the Black 5 is on the 'Content' page under 'Additional locos and rolling stock'.

    Second, and rather related, is a re-skin of the Presflo wagon in the ICI salt livery. This was created by Leigh Stokes (Elstoko) and Paul Hobbs.

    You can find the wagon on the 'Content' Page, under 'Built-in locomotives and rolling stock'

    The final items for this week are a range of new vehicles to be used as scenery items.

    Bedford HA van Motorcycle and sidecar Mini van
    • Rail Express Parcels
    • British Rail
    • Post Office Telephones
    • Royal Mail
    • Express
    • With rider
    • Without rider
    • Rail Express Parcels

    All these vehicles were created by Andy Kemplen (kemplen, AndyK) who was responsible for the built-in vehicles in TC3. You can find them on the 'Content page' under the 'Additional scenery items' section.

    Next week: More new stuff, including some larger commercial vehicles from Andy.

     

    17th Apr

    This week's update is a new coach.

    The BSK (Brake Second Corridor) completes the set of standard corridor passenger vehicles for the MK1s.

    It is available in all the liveries of the previous ones.

    You can find the coaches on the 'Content' page under 'Additional locomotives and rolling stock'

    Next week: more new stuff

     

    10th Apr

    This week's updates are some further tweaks and fixes.

    The first is an update to the Fowler 3500 gallon tender. This is to resolve a problem with the function of the water scoop and to remove the scoop which could be seen under the tender on bridges.

    The next is a set of the MK1 coaches in Green livery with the yellow band to signify First class accomodation. These are in addition to the previouly released green set and will appear with '(Late)' as a suffix in TC3.

    Following that is a re-working of the MK1 coaches in Blue/Grey livery. We've put some more time into working on these liveries with a number of interested parties and believe that we've now got a livery which matches as well as we can get it to all the current (and some upcoming) BR Blue stock. Thanks to those who helped with this. These coaches will replace the ones we released previously so re-download from the original link and they will replace them automatically when commited.

    The final item for this week is replacements for three of the built-in industries. These suffer from a bug when the product kuid is specified in the config file without a version suffix but the product itself has a later version number. This shows itself as the process rate being 0 in Surveyor and Driver despite the value in the item's config file being correct. We've not really been able to get a handle on exactly what the bug is and how to squish it for good yet, but these updated industries have been changed to make them work around it. Thanks to Leigh Stokes (Elstoko) for spotting this one and his other work on the industries.

    You can find the coaches on the 'Content' page and the tender and industry fixes on the 'Updates' page.

    We're putting the finishing touches to a number of new items at the moment, which we'll be able to make available in the coming weeks. So next week's update should be a little more exciting.

     

    3rd Apr

    Two updates for this week.

    The first is an update to the built-in 'Presflo' wagons. This update is for the livery textures and to make the bogies change texture to match the weathering state of the wagon body. Also included are updated versions of the ACS couplings and pipes which are used on these items.

    The next new items are a set of Western Region lower quadrant signals on steel posts.

    The signals were created by Chris Whiting (chrisaw) using the original scripts and posts by James Moody (Bloodnok).

    You can find the wagons on the 'Updates' page, and the signals on the 'Content' page.

     

    27th Mar

    Another minor change has been made to the Network SouthEast MK1 coaches so that they all have the later Commonwealth bogies. The file has been updated so you can re-download the set from the same place as before.

    The biggest news though is that we have a fix for the bug which causes script errors and prevents you from changing the starting amount of a product at an industry.

    In order to make use of this fix you will need to download an updated version of one of the built-in scripts and follow the instructions to replace the current one. The file link and the instructions can be found on the Updates page.

    The instructions are fairly straightforward to follow but it must be done correctly for it to all work 100%.

    We tried other methods of bringing you this fix but this was the only method found to reliably work all the time.

     

    21st Mar

    Following feedback there have been some minor changes made to the MK1 coaches.

    Roof textures corrected on;

  • Carmine / Cream - FK, CK, BFK, BCK, SK
  • Brown / Cream - FK, CK, BFK, BCK
  • Green - BG
  • End textures changed to all black on;

  • Carmine / Cream
  • Brown / Cream
  • Green
  • Network SouthEast
  • If you downloaded the coaches before 18:30 today please download the updated versions from the same links as before. The old ones will be replaced automatically.

     

    20th Mar

    For this update we are pleased to release a whole fleet of new and updated coaches.

    These are re-skinned versions of the built-in MK1 coaches and are in the following liveries.

    • Maroon
    • Blue / Grey
    • Carmine / Cream
    • Brown / Cream
    • Green
    • Network SouthEast

    All the liveries are applied to all the built-in varients ie. BCK, BFK, BG, CK, FK, SK.

    These coaches were created by myself (Mike10) from original textures by Rob Shaw (who built the coaches).

    The Maroon and Blue/Grey versions will automatically replace the current built-in items once they are commited.

    Thanks to Rob for the use of the textures and allowing me to mess them up and share the results.

    You can get them all on the Content page, select "Built-in locomotives and rolling stock".

     

    12th Feb

    After quite a long break we are back with some updated content.

    Those of you who frequent the forums may already have some of this from other sources, but I've added it here for those who don't. As we intend this to be the definitive site for TC3 content it makes sense to have it here as well.

    The newly added items are as follows;

    • A re-skin of the Class 40 locomotive in the BR Blue 'Large Logo' livery as 40145 (Content page)
    • A further update of the Black 5 locomotive and added lined livery version (Content page)
    • An update of the blue Class 37 (Content page)
    • Updated versions of the Class 37 locomotives (Updates page)
    • A fixed version of the 'Morning Commuter' session. (Updates page)
    • A new version of the NWR Pickup session with 4F locomotive (Content page)

     

    11th Oct

    There is a further update to the Class 24 available on the Updates page to fix the issue with the offset cab position introduced with the last update.

     

    3rd Oct

    It has been a while, but we have made a number of updates today.

    The 'Black 5' has been updated to optimise the shadow file and correct a couple of issues. The download page has been updated to link to the new version (7).

    The built-in 4F, 8F, and Class 24 have all had some updates and the new versions can be downloaded from the updates section along with an updated engine spec for the Gresley A3.

    We also have a new loco for you. This is a Stanier 9F, a 'might have been' if the 8F had been developed to increase traction and power. You can download this from the Content section.

    We have some more stuff which we hope to add to the website soon, with luck the next update will be a little less of a wait than this one was.

     

    3rd Sep

    The updates page now contains a patch to update TC3 to resolve some of the problems users have encountered with the initial release (build 3517)

     

    1st Sep

    The 'Black 5' has been updated to resolve a problem discovered with the new steam effects. The download page has been updated to link to the new version.

     

    1st Sep

    Our first additional locomotive, a Stanier 5MT 'Black 5' is available from the 'Content' page.

    Two more guides to help with various aspects of TC3 have also been added to the Guides page.

    • A document containing track plans of all the stations along the S&C route
    • All the instructions for the sessions
    24th Aug

    A fix for the animated coupling feature has been added to the 'Updates' section. This was a problem with the coupling of the vacuum pipes and a new ACSLib version to resolve this can be downloaded.

    An updated version of the MCV wagon to use ACS instead of Bluestar is on the updates page.

    A version of the 3f 'Jinty' locomotive in a fictional red livery is available from the downloads section.

    A spreadsheet detailing all the assets contained within the .ja files of TRS2006 is on the hints page.

    A number of further guides to help with various aspects of TC3 have been added to the Guides page.

    • A guide to train services and locomotives on the S&C during the 1960s.
    • An overview of the route from Skipton to Carlisle.
    • A guide which covers driving the 9F locomotive on the 'Class C goods' session.
    • A guide to using the new signalling system introduced with Trainz Classics 3.

     

    10th Aug

    2 further fixes and improvements added to the 'Updates' section.

    • New version of the Class 24 cab to give clearer windows for better night-time vision.
    • A change to the Aspinall saddle tank loco to correct coal and water capacities.

    A re-skin of the class 24 in BR Green livery with a white stripe and small yellow warning panels on the ends has been added to the 'Content' page.

    A guide to help with transferring routes (and their dependencies) from TRS2006 into TC3 has been added to the Guides page.

     

    4th Aug

    Further fixes and improvements added to the 'Updates' section.

    • New 2 cylinder Stephenson valve gear sound pack (for Aspinall and Jinty)
    • A replacement L&Y whistle for the Aspinall saddle tank loco.
    • New versions of the Aspinall and Jinty to make use of the above.
    • Updates to the MCO and MCV wagons to improve the shadows, add thumbnails and add support for the speed limit rule.

    A re-skin of the class 37 in BR Blue livery has been added to the 'Content' page.

     

    1st Aug

    A fix for the shadows on the Class 24 locomotives has been added to the 'Updates' section.

    A small change to the advice for installing over TC 1&2.

    KUID numbers added to items on updates page.

     

    26th July

    Some more fixes have been added to the 'Updates' section.

    A pack of fixes for a number of the wagons.

    A new version of the 3-cylinder steam locomotive sound file.

    Updated versions of the A3 engine specs.

    I've also added a link on the update page to download all current fixes in a single archive file.

    Finally, I've added a brief overview of transferring built-in TRS2006 content from TRS2006 into TC3 to solve missing dependency problems. You can find this on the Hints and Tips page.

     

    20th July

    A few new fixes have been added to the 'Updates' section.

    A pack of fixes and enhancements for the Class 40 locomotives.

    A new version of Skipton Station to resolve a mapping problem with the platform canopy supports.

    An update for the Britannia to move the safety valves to the correct location.

     

    17th July

    It has taken longer than I hoped but I've finally got the new version of the website online. Hopefully this will now give us the platform to support the release and bring you updates and additions to enhance your enjoyment of Trainz Classics. It may not look much different, but I've re-organised things in the background so we can expand what we have available in the future.

    Trainz Classics 3 has now begun shipping and copies are in the hands of the first eager customers. Reviews and feedback are coming in and opinions of all sorts are being posted on the Auran and UKTrainz forums. Why not logon and check out what people are saying about this latest version of Trainz.

    As expected a few issues have been discovered and we'll be working on those and making updates available as soon as we have them available. To start this process you'll find an updated version of the Blue/Grey Mk1 BFK coach on the updates page.

    Customers who already have Trainz Classics 1&2 should have a look at the install guide on the 'Hints & Tips' page as some problems have been reported with installing TC3 if TC 1&2 are already installed.

     

    17th June

    Trainz Classics 3 is now available in the Auran shop and you can place a pre-order for the 23rd July release.

    TC3 will be sent to you as soon as stocks are available.

     

    6th June

    For today's update we've created some wallpapers which you can download and use as your desktop background. You'll find them on the 'Wallpapers' page ('wallpapers' button on the menu to the left) or click the image below.

     

    1st June

    For today's update we've added a 'movies' page to the site.

    We've copied the three videos of the signalling system onto the page and we've also added three new ones. The first new video shows the new steam effects and how they are synchronised to the wheel rotation. The second shows the Britannia locomotive taking on water at Garsdale troughs. Whilst the third demonstrates the 'coupler slack' feature.

    We've also updated the FAQs page by adding a few more questions and answers, including system requirements.

     

    17th May

    Hot on the heels of the Britannia we showed details of a few days ago I can today reveal our mystery steamer.

    Some of you will not be surprised at what it is, but you may be surprised at just how good it is.
    Details can be found on the 'Locos' page.

     

    13th May

    Another '3 for 1' update this time.

    First up is the details on another of the locos to be included in TC3. This time it is the Britannia Pacific. Details can be found on the 'Locos' page.

    Next is the announcement of some new people for scenery that also form the basis of a new passenger set. You can find details on the 'Screenshots' page.

    Lastly, and by no means least, some more cars have been added to the vehicles to be included. You can see the details of them in an updated 'Vehicles' page in the 'Screenshots' section.

    There are a few other things which are almost ready to put on the site, it won't be such a long wait for the next update.

     

    25th Apr

    We have a bumper '3 for 1' update for you this week.

    First up is the details on another of the locos to be included in TC3. This time it is the Gresley A3 Pacific. Details can be found on the 'Locos' page.

    Next is the announcement of some new wagon types. I think these are going to be popular with those of you more interested in the later end of our timeframe. You can find details on the Rolling Stock page.

    Lastly, and by no means least, some more cars have been added to the vehicles to be included. You can see the details of them in an updated 'Vehicles' page in the 'Screenshots' section.

    Mike.

    20th Apr

    It has been a while since the last update, but I hope you'll agree this one has been worth the wait.

    This update to the site is to add details of the coaching stock which will be included in TC3.

    You can find details on the Rolling Stock page.

    Mike.

    31st Mar

    Some more progress to report on the building of cabs for this update.

    The cab for the Aspinall has been re-worked. The new cabs for the 3F and 4F are now also complete.

    You will find some pictures of the cabs on the relevant loco's page in the locos section.

    In other news, I am pleased to say that we will be including a new range of road vehicles in TC3. These have been produced by Andy Kemplen and I think you'll agree with me that he's done a great job.

    Have a look on the screenshots page and see if he's made your favourite classic vehicle.

    Mike.

    21st Mar

    Something special for the update today.

    We've been a bit naughty and we've been keeping a loco under our hats for a while.

    Take a look at the locos page for details of our surprise.

    Mike.

    4th Mar

    This week's update is some details on the new signalling system to be included with TC3

    You can access the update through the New Features page where we have placed a link to a page dedicated to the signalling system.

    There is an explanation of the new features of the system along with pictures of the signals which will be included in TC3 and there's also a few video's showing the system in action.

    Mike.

    24th Feb

    Another small update this week I'm afraid.

    There were a couple of things I was hoping to be able to feature this week. That's the main reason why I'm late (again) posting this, as I was waiting hoping they'd be ready. Alas, it was not to be, so they'll have to wait for another time.

    What we do have this week though is another livery for the Class 37. This one is the version with full yellow ends. There is a pic on the updated Class 37 loco page.

    Fingers crossed for something big next week.

    Mike.

    17th Feb

    Just a small update this week.

    Paul has completed the new cab for the Aspinall shunter and I have placed a picture of it on the Aspinall's page in the locos secton.

    Beyond that I don't have much interesting stuff that I can show you at the moment. I'm still hoping to bring you details of another of the locos soon, as well as further details on the new features.

    Mike.

    5th Feb

    It's a mystery!

    Well, this week's update will help to make things a little less of a mystery.

    We are now able to unveil our 'mystery diesel #1'. All is revealed on the locos page so click on the 'locos' button on the left to get the details on what it is and what features it will have with it.

    This loco I am sure will be a favourite for many people and we are delighted to be able to include it in TC3. Have a look and see what you think, we reckon it's a bit special.

    In other news, we are continuing with creating the items required for the route and all the other things we need to do to bring TC3 to a successful launch.

    More news next week.

    Mike.

    25th Jan

    I know I promised some details on another loco this week but I thought you may be more interested in this update instead....

    What we have this week is an updated list of new features which will be included in TC3, the enhancements to existing features, and the bugs from previous versions which have been sorted out.

    Click on the 'Features' button on the left to get all the gory details.

    One of our aims is to go into some more detail on these features soon so you can see what updates and changes have been made. Obviously we need to be sure that everything is working OK and it takes time to put everything together to include on this site. Having said that I hope we'll have some more details on the steam smoke effects, the signalling and a few of the other features for TC3.

    Next week, hopefully, some details on another of the locos that will be included. But if this website ever goes to plan I'll be shocked, so who knows what it may be.

    Mike.

    19th Jan

    Just a small update this week.

    Paul Hobbs has been continuing his work on the rolling stock for the route and has now completed another three types of wagons. You can see the details of these on the wagons page.

    Andrew has been placing the remainder of the new signals along the route and these are being tested to make sure we can get them to do what we want them to do. We will be giving some more details on the new signals in the near future so you can get an idea of how they work and what it will be possible to achieve with them yourselves. Be warned though, you will need to read the manual to get the best from them.

    James has been busy creating the aforementioned signals and also working on some of the other bits and pieces required for the route. All this of course after he gets home from Auran and working on Trainz there. I think it is fair to say he's commited to Trainz.

    As for myself, I've been reviewing the scenery items and evaluating what is still left to be produced.

    That covers the main team working on the route but there are a number of other people creating specific items which we hope to include. I should be able to give you some details of what they've been up to and what they are bringing to TC3 soon.

    Next week, hopefully, some details on another of the locos that will be included. There's a few finishing touches to make and then I can take some pictures and show it off to you.

    Mike.

    11th Jan

    Firstly, a change to the format of this front page. From now on we intend to use this space to tell you what we are doing to bring you Trainz Classics 3rd Edition (TC3). Apologies for the lack of updates recently. I am sure those who have been following the trials and tribulations of Auran in the last month understand why this happened.

    I think we'll start our news page with a quick word from Aidan Millott, Lead programmer and co-producer of Trainz Classics.

    " December has been a very trying month and although we lost some very good staff members the people that are left are going to continue to make Trainz the best they can. This has been a period of shock to all, but now I think we can put it behind us and focus on the future. We are currently full steam ahead on TC3 and are starting to make plans for after that and further into the future. The next edition of Classics features a huge overhaul to how steam engines are simulated using Trainz, and we are continuing to make improvements. We have just started the Beta testing phase. "

    So, as you can see, things are looking good for Classics and Trainz as a whole.

    As for the Rail-sim.co.uk team (and others) creating the content for TC3, we're still working to get things completed. The current expectation is that TC3 will be released sometime during the 2nd quarter of this year, we won’t be rushing this out to a deadline though as we are committed to making this the best Trainz ever.

    Moving onto the content update this week; the news is that the final signal box to be made was loaded into the game this week. You can see some examples of them on the screenshots page.

    We'll try and update this page regularly, as we did before, but there may be some weeks when the only news is "we are still working on it"

    I can say, however, that there are some new things to add to the website as we finalise things and have them in a state where we can show them off. So, only a small update for now, but there's much more to come so stay tuned.

     

     

     

     

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