Welcome to the Carson Car Shops

Specializing in creating content for N3V's Trainz Railroad Simulator; focusing primarily on Old West content in general, and the Virginia & Truckee Railroad in specific.

News:

September 2nd, 2019

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. I've been busy working on the V&T route, and have the mainline laid from Carson to Virginia City. There's still quite a bit of work to do detailing along the line, but it's coming along slowly. I'm also working on some 1869 / 1870 content in preperation for a presentation this October at the V&T Historical Society Conference. The first of these, the original ore cars from Risden Iron Works, is already on the DLS. I also uploaded some supporting industries - a small bin that generates silver ore and a trestle where the ore can be dumped. Other uploades include some small dump carts, a slightly tweaked version of N3V's sagebrush, three versions of the later Carson City warter tank, and a model of the V&T section house at Empire.

May 31st, 2019

I've uploaded several CP and UP early passenger cars to the DLS in observance of the 150th anniversary of the joining of the CP and UP railroads at Promontory. I've started work on some stub switch stands. Some are already on the DLS, with more coming later. Finally, some of the scripting changes in TRS2019 broke some of my sheds with automatic opening doors, and so those have been fixed and uploaded.

March 24th, 2019

Daniel has been making really good progress on the CP and UP locomotives; keep an eye out at Trainz_Forge for their various releases.
Andrew reminded me that the early CP cars were a bit more red; switching to a browner color around 1868. So, I redid the 25' boxes, splitting them into two colors and added the early 1864 cars. Those are now availible on the DLS. I also finished the UP caboose rebuild. It, too, is on the DLS, lettered for three different divisions. The CP passenger trucks are done now, so I just have some claenup to do on the subsistence and director's cars. Finally, I made a set of 28' UP boxcars. Those should be availible on the DLS in a day or two.

Febuary 24th, 2019

The 25' Central Pacific boxcar is now completed and on the DLS. I've also uploaded two sets of telegraph lines. One replaces the old set I had on the DLS with better aged wood textures and the other is a set of 'new' poles and wires. A 37-star flag (1867-1877) and a redder / browner reskin of the fill spline round out the uploads for this month.

Febuary 4th, 2019

I've completed and uploaded the new rebuilt CP and UP platform cars, as well as the CP water car, and some more track varients (hewn ties ala early UP track, weathered tie versions, and some ballast splines.)

January 13th, 2019

Happy New Year!!
Work on the Promontory project continues: Trainboi has completed his 119 and Jupiter models; they are now available for download from Trainz Forge. I revised the CP directors car with new paint information from Andrew Brandon, and updated the model following an inspection of the existing car at NSRM. I also built a CP water car (the later square version) - though it's also still waiting for the CP freight trucks to finish up. Finally, I completed and uploaded a model of the original V&T trestle at Reno (1871-1880).