About Trainz

Trainz is a computer simulation for designing and operating a railroad, it can represent a model railroad layout or a version of a real railroad. The simulation allows track laying, scenicing the route and placement of structures and accessories.

With the placement of rolling stock and interactive industry models, the simulation can be operated in a realistic manner. Updates and new versions of Trainz are being provided by the designers, an Australian company Auran, as an ongoing commitment to the product.

Auran has enabled users to create 3D models for inclusion in the game. These models can include structures, objects, track and rolling stock to make the simulation more than a game, and enable many in the Trainz community to enjoy it as an ongoing hobby. Models are created with 3DSMax or the free gmax program. Most of these models have been provided free to the community and are hosted on the official Auran Trainz Download Station, and other community web pages.

The latest version of Trainz, TS12 includes updated code enhancements and multiplayer functionality. You can download additional content from the Auran Download Station, compatible with the different versions.

While some versions of the game may be available for purchase through retail outlets, the latest version is available from the official website of Auran, for purchase through the Internet.

My website includes details of models, and screen shots of models that I have designed and provided. My recent models are compatible with TS12 and older ones are being updated. Details of my new projects are also shown on my website. All downloadable files are held only on the Auran Download Station. You need to have a copy of Trainz registered with Auran to have access to files on the Download Station. You will only be able to download a file version that is compatible with the Trainz version installed on your computer.

My model files are released free of charge for your own use. You may not redistribute or host the model on any website without my express permission. The Auran Download Station is permitted to host the model when uploaded by me.

No profit is to be gained from any use of the models.

Copyright of the models and original textures remains with Ian Manion (Vulcan).

Click on this button on any page to take you to the Auran Download Station to download the models.