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Auctions

ChooChooAuctions.Com Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Online auction site specializing in model railroad items. There are also listing for railroadiana and prototype items.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.choochooauctions.com/cgi-bin/ua/main.pl (Added: 14-Jan-2002)
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Backgrounds

Realistic Backgrounds Pop Open link in new window
Realistic Backgrounds provides realistic images for use in model railroading. We sell pre-made backdrops and custom made backdrops, as well as accessories and model buildings.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.realisticbackgrounds.com/ (Added: 23-Sep-2000)
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Books

RailroadBookstore.Com Pop Open link in new window
Online railroad bookstore offering hundreds of railroad books at discount prices. The books are categorized by subject and the site features a search engine and book rating system.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.railroadbookstore.com/ (Added: 30-Jan-2001)
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Model Railroad Books - ModelRailroadBookstore.com Pop Open link in new window
Books and videos for model railroaders. Model railroad how-to, layout design, track plans, scenery, structures, electronics, and DCC. For the toy train enthusiasts, we offer books on Lional and American Flyer as well as collector's price guides. Huge selection of model railroad books and videos.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.modelrailroadbookstore.com/ (Added: 10-Feb-2008)
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Bridges

Black Bear Construction Co., Inc. Pop Open link in new window
Trestle and Bridge Building Supplies for the Model Railroader. Black Bear Construction Company's primary goal is to provide hobbyists at all levels with durable, precision tools that allow the trouble-free construction of timber bridges and trestles. Our jigs allow the beginner to build that first timber trestle; and, they allow the master builder to concentrate on details and finishing rather than building jigs.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://blackbearcc.com/ (Added: 23-Jan-2005)
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Custom Builders

Custom Model Railroads Pop Open link in new window
Custom Model Railroads specializes in the design and manufacture of scale model railroad layouts. We work closely with our clients to design and develop a personal product created specifically for their needs. We work in all scales from N to G, and will build any size layout, briefcase to club size.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.custommodelrailroads.com/ (Added: 13-Jun-2003)
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Dcc - Digital Command Control

CTI - Model Railroad Computer Control Pop Open link in new window
CTI Electronics combines the power of the PC with the action and excitement of model railroading. The result is a level of performance and prototypical realism never before imaginable. Your model railroading will never be the same!
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.cti-electronics.com/ (Added: 14-Oct-1999)
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Hobby Shops Usa : Midwest Usa : Iowa

Iowa, Urbandale - Hobby Haven Pop Open link in new window
Urbandale, IA - Hobby Haven has been in business since 1973. We have grown from a "Ma & Pa" shop to one of the nation's leading shops
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.hobbyhaven.com/ (Added: 06-Feb-2005)
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Live Steam

Brunell Engineering Pop Open link in new window
Scales: Live Steam
Brunell Engineering Model Steam Engine Specialists
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.brunell.com (Added: 04-Oct-1998)
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Cannonball Ltd Homepage Pop Open link in new window
Scales: Live Steam
Cannonball Ltd Homepage 1-1/2"" Scale, 7-1/2 & 7-1/4 gage
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.cannonballltd.com/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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Cromar White Railways Pop Open link in new window
Welcome to Cromar White Railways, suppliers of quality ride-on miniature railway equipment to private enthusiasts, clubs and commercial operators throughout the world.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.cromarwhite.co.uk/ (Added: 09-Aug-2000)
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Blackgate Engineering Pop Open link in new window
Suppliers To Model Engineers of Drawings, Castings, tools and materials.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.blackgates.co.uk/ (Added: 21-Oct-2000)
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Horley Miniature Locomotives llp Pop Open link in new window
Horley Miniature Locomotives llp came into being from 1st July 2010 after buying J.V.M.L. from Jim Vass. We supply castings , fittings & drawings for the construction of miniature locomotives in 5" & 7¼" gauges.

Our products at present include 14 designs attributed to various designers of locomotives for our hobby.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.horleyminiaturelocomotives.com/ (Added: 21-Oct-2000)
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Branchline Products Pop Open link in new window
1 ?"" Scale Detail Parts For The Discriminating Live Steam Modeler. Branchline Products started with the desire to build scale detail models of Colorado narrow gauge equipment as a hobby. First came trucks and couplers and a few main car parts, offering them to anyone interested. Then over the years pieces were added as the need dictated.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.hollyhockfarms.com/branchline/ (Added: 03-Jan-2001)
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Mammoth Locomotive Works Pop Ed Pick Open link in new window
Mammoth Locomotive Works has been involved with the live steam hobby for well over three decades and has been a major force in large-scale live steam. Our product line includes everything from large-scale locomotives to trucks and accessories to boilers; and we offer onsite consultative services, FRA boiler inspections and project development services.

Mammoth Locomotive Works offers concept to completion services for locomotive construction with onsite delivery and installation (shown in the video below) available. Whether you choose a coal-fired locomotive with its evocative smell or a locomotive based on one of the new green fuel technologies, we can help you create your railroad and keep it running well.

Our consultative services range from onsite general operational evaluations to part-specific (e.g., boiler) evaluations. We provide you with detailed written reports on our findings and will interact with any government agencies that may have oversight for your operation.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.mammothlocomotiveworks.com/ (Added: 12-Dec-2001)
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Manufacturers

Athearn Pop Open link in new window
Model railroading is a timeless hobby. It's a favorite pastime that has been shared by fathers and sons, grandparents and grandchildren, and friends young and old. Everyone remembers their first train set. That's why for more than 60 years, we've delivered a wide range of top-quality models in a variety of scales. Athearn® trains share the detail, high-quality and value that appeal to all modelers. Wherever you go in the hobby-from buying your first set to building your dream layout-we're here to help you every step of the way.

Genesis is the top-of-the-line Athearn brand. Genesis® HO-scale steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock take model realism to the highest level.

Authenticity, value and quality. They are all key to the Athearn Ready To Roll® HO lineup, which consists of a broad selection of fully assembled diesel locomotives, rolling stock and vehicles.

Intricately detailed and fully assembled models make up the Athearn N Scale line. From locomotives to rolling stock and even a selection of highly detailed vehicles these models will make any trackside scene more realistic.

Athearn Precision Die Cast models are licensed replicas. They are highly authentic-looking, and most come with separately applied detail parts and razor-sharp painting and printing.

Roundhouse has been dedicated to crafting models with the finest care since 1938. The Roundhouse® brand emphasizes the early years of steam era railroading and offers collectors quality products at a genuine value.

McHenry offers a trusted line of quality, long-lasting HO-scale model railroad couplers. The lineup includes McHenry® N Scale couplers too

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.athearn.com/ (Added: 14-Mar-1999)
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Atlas Model Railroad Company Pop Open link in new window
For over 60 years, Atlas has been a leader in the world of model railroading. Atlas has its roots in model railroad track and accessory making through invention, innovation and ingenuity. Atlas has a proud reputation as a family-owned business and is well-known for quality and excellence. Between Atlas and our sister company, Atlas O, we currently manufacture track, locomotives, rolling stock and structures in N, HO, O and O-27 scales. No matter your scale, you'll find the products you need and that "You're on the Right Track®...With Atlas".
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.atlasrr.com/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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Bachmann Trains Online Pop Open link in new window
Since 1833, Bachmann has been known for providing innovative design at a good value. We are now the world's largest distributor, by volume, of ready-to-run train sets, locomotives, track, and accessories. Bachmann is also one of the few train companies to offer products in all five of the most popular scales: N, HO, On30, O, and Large Scale.

As the distributor of the beloved Thomas & Friends™, Bachmann bring the adventures of Thomas the Tank Engine™ to life with a growing line of complete train sets, separate sale items, and accessories for children from 8 to 80—just add your imagination. Thomas & Friends™ are now available in both HO and Large Scale.

Bachmann's Spectrum® line of finely detailed locomotives and rolling stock brings you high-quality products at affordable prices. Digital command is the fastest growing area of model railroading, and most Spectrum® locomotives are DCC-ready, DCC-equipped, or DCC sound-equipped to meet the demand.

The Williams™ by Bachman® line includes Traditional Line O gauge trains as well as the Golden Memories series that reproduces the iconic trains of the postwar era for today's hobbyist, built to pass on to future generations.

Bachmann's exclusive E-Z Track® System makes track setup quick, easy, and fun. Plasticville® U.S.A. and SceneScapes™ buildings and accessories let you add the finishing touches for the perfect layout.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.bachmanntrains.com/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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Online Hobby Shops : Online Only

AllTrains.com Pop Open link in new window
AllTrains.com is your online source for new and unique HO and N Scale model railroad supplies and equipment. We also feature Railroad clothing and gifts.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.alltrains.com (Added: 18-Aug-2001)
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Paper Models

Fiddlers Green Cardmodels Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Fiddlers Green has downloadable paper models of airplanes, buildings, cars, trains, and boats. A wide variety of paper models, some free, others for sale.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/ (Added: 06-Mar-2001)
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Train and Railway Card Models Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Card models of trains and streetcars. This page contains links to a variety of sites offering paper models of trains and trams. You can print these, cut them out and assemble a model.

Very nice looking and realistic models!

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://pierreg.free.fr/carton/rails/trains.htm (Added: 19-May-2002)
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Micromodels USA Pop Hot! Open link in new window
What exactly is a Micromodel? Micromodels are card or paper models that were originally sold from the 1940's through the 1960's. Most were designed by Geoffrey Heighway. Each model was made up of several small cards illustrated with the pieces of the model, all wrapped up in a label. You could cut the pieces out and carefully assemble an intricate little three-dimensional model. Micromodels were known for the amazing details that people would add to customize their models. There were more than 100 original Micromodels of all types. Many people still collect them.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://micromodelsusa.com/ (Added: 11-Jan-2008)
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Bestpapermodels.com Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Paper models of buildings and some trains accessories in HO scale. High quality paper models in PDF format.

You will find various famous buildings mainly from our country. It is a well-known buildings largely beyond our borders. Paper models are made at different scales and difficulty. Every model here will certainly find a building that interests him. Kits have their artwork in buildings that are not only popular because of their architectural but also reminiscent of various important historical moments.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.bestpapermodels.com (Added: 22-Nov-2010)
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HO Papercraft Pop Hot! Open link in new window
This site offers paper models in free downloading. Created from real photos, these paper models are very realistic and so ideally conceived for an installation of railroad model making in the scale H0.

Of course you can use this paper craft to build a diorama of a city or village made entirely of cardboard, because besides cardboard houses, you also have the possibility of downloading roads, traffic signs and many other useful paper models for your diorama.

The paper model, compared with that plastic models, is a very economic alternative and of a not insignificant quality.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.maquette-carton-kartonmodellbau.com/en/ (Added: 22-Nov-2010)
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Roller Coasters

CoasterDynamix Pop Ed Pick Open link in new window
CoasterDynamix is the world's premier manufacturer of realistic roller coaster models. All CoasterDynamix kits are fully functional scale models that are fun to build and exciting to watch. From our award winning Scorpion to the majestic Comet, all of our models capture the excitement and fun of roller coasters - in miniature.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.coasterdynamix.com/ (Added: 30-Jan-2009)
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Rolling Stock

ARTITEC Models Pop Open link in new window
Scales: HO
ARTITEC, the home of realistic scale models. ARTITEC model kits are made using a plastic (resin) cast technique, under vacuum conditions. This allows us to create much more finely detailed parts than using other methods.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.artitec.nl/ (Added: 07-Jan-2001)
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Scale Building Materials

Kappler Mill & Lumber Co. Pop Open link in new window
We specialize in precision scale wood products for the model railroader and model ship builder.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.kapplerusa.com/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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Signals

Oregon Rail Supply Pop Open link in new window
When you're looking for just the right signals to finish off your railroad, look for the yellow packages with the little mountain. It's your assurance of high quality and fine scale at affordable prices. We offer one of the largest selections of authentic signals available anywhere. Whether you need block signals for your entire layout or just a few targets to finish off your latest project; we make what you need. From the biggest club layouts to the 4 x 8 in the basement, our signals add that final touch of realism that makes all the effort seem worthwhile. You can find Oregon rail supply products at most good hobby shops in both the u.s. and Canada. We also offer a direct mail service if you so desire.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.oregonrail.com/ (Added: 13-Aug-2000)
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Signalogic Systems Pop Open link in new window
Prototype model railroad signal. Signals and control. Specializing in grade crossing signals.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://members.shaw.ca/signalogic/ (Added: 06-Feb-2002)
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Software

Albion Software Web Page Pop Open link in new window
Software for the Model Railroad Hobby - Let our software help improve your operation and safeguard your inventory. Now you can download free trial software.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.albionsoftware.com/ (Added: 25-Oct-1998)
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Alpine Software Home Page Pop Open link in new window
Alpine Software, Developers of database programs for the home, small business, and model railroader. RailScan, Model Railroad Periodical index, magazine index, Trainventory, Visual Train Caboodle.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.alpinesoft.com/index1.html (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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Software : Clipart And Train Gifs

PaintShop.Railfan.net: The Railroad Paint Shop Pop Open link in new window
This page is designed to be a site where drawings of railroad locomotives, rolling stock, and lineside structures will be available for download for those of you who would like to design custom paint schemes for your own model railroads, or see ""what might have been"" if your favorite fallen flag had made it into the modern era.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://paintshop.railfan.net/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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SteamCad.Railfan.Net Pop Open link in new window
SteamCad is a Collection of AutoCad? Line Drawings of the United States Most Favorite Steam Locomotives!
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://steamcad.railfan.net/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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www.RailFonts.com Pop Open link in new window
Railroad fonts by Benn Coifman. Lots of nice railroad fonts.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.railfonts.com/ (Added: 16-Oct-1998)
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Clip Art Collection Pop Open link in new window
Railroad Clip Art Collection Lots of good railroad clipart. Many of the images here have been made available through the courtesy of Ken Houghton of Houghton's Rail Images and are marked with a (KH). The other images are from the collection efforts of NMRA members Jack Pettee and Roger Hensley. This collection will be updated periodically in an effort to keep the largest practical collection available.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.ribbonrail.com/art/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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Train Gif's - Dan's Depot Train Gif Gallery Pop Open link in new window
These galleries contain hundreds of small train drawings which I have created for my website. Many different railroads, locomotives and types of rolling stock are represented. I have created this part of my site so that you can browse through all of my drawings and save them for your own personal use (including websites) if you wish.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://dansdepot.railfan.net/gif.html (Added: 09-Jul-2000)
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Software : Operation

ProTrak for Windows Pop Open link in new window
ProTrak is realtime operations software, that also drives: signals, The Working Weighscale, analog and digital fastclocks, highway crossing flashers and other devices.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.protrak.cc/ (Added: 22-Jun-2000)
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Software : Track Planning

3rd PlanIt by El Dorado Software - TrackPlanning.com Pop Hot! Ed Pick Open link in new window
El Dorado Software, supplier of precision track planning and layout design software for model railroading hobbyists. Our latest offering of 3rd PlanIt? for Windows is available for Internet delivery or shipment. With a broad set of features and powerful automation, model railroad planning has never been easier or faster.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.eldoradosoft.com/ (Added: 12-Jun-2000)
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XTrkCad Pop Hot! Open link in new window
XTrkCad is a CAD program for designing Model Railroad layouts. XTrkCad supports any scale, has libraries of popular brands of turnouts and sectional track (plus you add your own easily), can automatically use spiral transition curves when joining track and has extensive on-line help and demonstrations. XTrkCad lets you manipulate track much like you would with actual flex-track to modify, extend and join tracks and turnouts. Additional features include tunnels, 'post-it' notes, on-screen ruler, parts list, 99 drawing layers, undo/redo commands, benchwork, 'Print to BitMap', elevations, train simulation and car inventory.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.xtrkcad.org/Wikka/HomePage (Added: 08-Mar-2001)
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TrackPlanning.com Pop Hot! Open link in new window
TrackPlanning.com is your primary source of in-depth information on Model Railroad Track Planning and related CAD software. We hope you find this site a convenient reference, and encourage you to visit regularly to enjoy new content!

This web site is brought to you by El Dorado Software, supplier of precision track planning and layout design software for model railroading hobbyists. Our latest offering of 3rd PlanIt? for Windows is available for Internet delivery or shipment. With a broad set of features and powerful automation, model railroad planning has never been easier or faster.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.trackplanning.com/ (Added: 27-Mar-2002)
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Atlas Track Planning Software Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Atlas is proud to offer free, downloadable track planning software for your use in creating magnificent layouts in HO, N & O scales using Atlas track. This software allows you to create and customize your very own layout, view it as a 3D model and then generate a shopping list to make your dream layout a reality.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.atlasrr.com/software.htm (Added: 27-Mar-2002)
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Cadrail Pop Hot! Open link in new window
The original railroad CAD program.

Cadrail has all the extra features that will satisfy advanced users. Beginners can pick it up quickly and grow into the harder parts of railroad design. You get a rock solid, all around drawing tool for all your drawing needs. Design railroad layouts, buildings, bench work, schematics or anything else you need.

This is a powerful CAD program with many different railroad design tools. You can create track plans of any size and shape. There are easy to use drag and drop tools that allow you to snap track sections together end-to-end and align them automatically. Flexible CAD tools let you create complex shapes that your train will run on and that you can build.

Plan, Profile, and 3d views let you add elevations to your drawing so you can see things from any angle.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.cadrail.com/ (Added: 27-Mar-2002)
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RR-Track Pop Hot! Open link in new window
This software is the answer for all your toy or model train layout design headaches. No more templates to struggle with, no messy erasing and scribbling, no emergency table extensions propped on sawhorses, no last second hacking of the Xmas tree, just pop up the menus off this fully graphical software in the gauge of your choice and plan away. RR-Track v4 offers in-place object drawing capability as well as menu choice scenery items in addition to the multiple accessory libraries to save you the headache of drawing each of those saw mills and coal loaders yourself. Using the integrated TerraMapper, you can create realistic terrain and layout benches which you can then visualize from any orientation using the integrated 3-D Viewer. Compatible with Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT Workstation 3.51 and 4.0, and Windows 2000
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.rrtrack.com/ (Added: 27-Mar-2002)
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Empire Express layout design software for Macintosh Pop Hot! Open link in new window
Empire Express harnesses the ease of use and power of the Macintosh so you can quickly, easily, and accurately design your model railroad empire.

Designing a layout is as simple as dragging track and structures from the catalog palette to the plan window. Track pieces are automatically aligned to create accurate, kink-free track connections. Flex track can be easily bent to create smooth curves which meet the user-selected minimum radius standard. The tool palette includes line, rectangle, circle, polygon, and text tools which you can use to draw the layout room, structures, and scenery.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.haddonsoftware.com/emexinfo.html (Added: 12-Dec-2002)
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TrainPlayer Pop Hot! Ed Pick Open link in new window
Software for running virtual trains on classic track plans. Designed for the early-stage railroader -- one who stares at track plans and dreams of an empty basement -- TrainPlayer opens a dynamic new dimension: now you can stare, dream, and drive trains!
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.trainplayer.com (Added: 23-Mar-2005)
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AnyRail Pop Hot! Open link in new window
AnyRail makes model railroad design so easy, it's fun!

With AnyRail you can design your own layout

AnyRail™ is probably the easiest-to-use model railway design tool around. It's also entirely independent, so you can build with almost any track. Enjoy designing your layout - AnyRail ensures everything fits.

Site Details/More Info: URL: https://www.anyrail.com/index_en.html (Added: 25-Sep-2006)
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Software : Train Simulators

NXSYS Subway Simulator Pop Open link in new window
NXSYS is an application for modern versions of Microsoft« Windows« that recreates for you the experience of controlling switches, signals, and trains in the New York City Subway system. Rather than conventional menus and toolbars, NXSYS presents to you the exact same user interface as so-called "Entrance-Exit" "pushbutton interlockings" present to New York City subway towerpersons, except that instead of pressing buttons with your finger, you click with the mouse. And instead of commanding real trains full of people, NXSYS simulates them cybernetically. You see the same display, get the same options and responses, must learn the same skills, and may enjoy the same pleasures as a towerperson at an "entrance-exit" interlocking.

There is no more comprehensive, detailed information source on New York Subway Signalling publicly available, or perhaps even to insiders. This is THE way to learn about New York City Subway signalling. And it's for free, fun, interactive, extensible, and assumes no prior knowledge.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.nycsubway.org/wiki/NXSYS,_Signalling_and_Interlocking_Simulator (Added: 15-Nov-1998)
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ETC-PZL Aerospace Industries (ETC-PZL) Locomotive Simulator Pop Open link in new window
The full functional simulator with the six degrees of freedom motion system of the EP09 electric locomotive for the Polish State Railways is meant for training and exercise train driving skills in normal and malfunction situations and also training drivers to behave in emergencies and dangerous events. (This is the Ultimate train simulator, if you have very deep pockets. It would be cheaper to buy a real locomotive...)

When I added this link in 2000, the graphics looked very advanced. Now you can have better graphics with one of the train simulators for your desktop computers. Of course it won't have the realism of this unit's controls.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.ai.com.pl/civil/rail-vehicle-simulators/ (Added: 30-Jul-2000)
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3D Train Stuff Pop Open link in new window
3D train stuff for the serious 3D railroad modeler, check out our new line of 3D North American railroad buildings and equipment.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.3dtrainstuff.com/ (Added: 09-Jun-2001)
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The Liquid Ate Her (Abracadata) Pop Open link in new window
A variety of 2D and 3D model railroad software formerly published by Abracadata.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.theliquidateher.com/railroad-windows.html (Added: 27-Mar-2002)
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Paul's Microsoft Train Simulator Site Pop Open link in new window
Microsoft Train Simulator GP30s and SD40s in many road names and MSTS downloads like F and E units, GEEPS, RS's, cabooses, freight and passenger equipment, all for MSTS and in many differnt road names, New downloads.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.mstsgmo.com (Added: 09-May-2002)
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The Train Pop Open link in new window
MS Train Simulator(c) fan site in Germany featuring a large free-download area containing european routes, locomotives, and cars, an english-language forum, as well as a test center for commercial add-ons.
Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.TheTrain.de (Added: 17-May-2002)
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1930 Passenger Locomotive Simulation Pop Open link in new window
This program is designed to bring you the experience of driving a 1930's passenger locomotive.

Your goal is to complete five different schedule runs while in full control of the engine. You must keep good time, use your fuel efficiently, not cause any damage to the equipment or track and observe all of the Great Computer Railway (GCR) regulations.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.engineeringweb.co.uk/C5.html (Added: 09-Feb-2003)
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Track And Turnouts

Fast Tracks Assembly Fixtures Pop Ed Pick Open link in new window
Fast Tracks assembly fixtures make the construction of simple or complex turnouts and crossings fast, accurate and easy. Standard and custom built fixtures can be ordered online.

Fast Tracks makes it easy to hand lay your own great looking and smooth running Turnouts, Wyes, 3-Ways, Slips, Crossovers, Crossings and Straight trackwork.

Site Details/More Info: URL: http://www.handlaidtrack.com (Added: 14-Mar-2003)
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