Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Now Available.... the Illinois Railway Museum route

This route, created by Eric Olesen several years ago, has been made available periodically as a way to help raise funds for the Illinois Railway Museum.

This year, the route will again be offered, and both Eric & DigitalRails have agreed to donating all proceeds from sales of the route to help attempt to preserve an Alco C424 Century formerly owned by the Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad:
The museum needs to raise approximately $65,000 to make this a successful campaign.

I'm asking $20 minimum, but please feel free to donate more if you feel inclined to do so!

Go to the store ---> DigitalRails.com Store

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Who Runs DigitalRails.com?

It seems that some people on TrainSim.com are trying to determine who owns this domain name

It's not run by [redacted], who got kicked off of TrainSim.com and ElvasTower.com for good cause a couple years ago.  I'm just an individual who bought up the name to stop it from being acquired by less than upstanding individuals as some of the other classic and reputable names have been.

Because legal actions have been filed against others in the community who have stood up to theft and other questionable activities, I choose to invoke my legal right to anonymous website ownership.  By doing so, it's harder for detractors to engage in a SLAPP attack (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_lawsuit_against_public_participation) or to engage in a chilling effects action (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilling_effect).

Monday, February 22, 2016

Custom Route Services

From time to time, we get requests to build specific routes for MSTS and ORTS.  Instead of saying no, we've re-thought this and instead are saying "maybe, for the right price."

Effective January 2016, pricing for doing a custom route will start at $50 per mile, with a $2500 minimum.

If you are interested in this, please contact our support email and we will gladly provide a quote if it's a project that would be interesting enough and also fit within our resources for developer time.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

REJumper2 Now Available

Now available for purchase.... REJumper is a route building assistant application for the Microsoft Train Simulator Route Editor which works for Windows 7 (not yet tested for Win10).

Learn more and buy...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Route development apps created by Eric Olesen are now available for sale on this site.  This is an authorised distribution site for his applications, not something that's pretending to be an authorised distributor and/or selling stolen material.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

World File Hacker

A new utility for modifying train simulator routes is now available for sale. This app will place berms, signal boxes, and bridges automatically on a route using the StaticDetailLevel of a given shape. When the utility runs, it copies over the coordinates of the track or road section, and places the second (or third?) shape at the same position. This results in perfect alignment when the shape is made to go under (or over) the track/road.

Learn More and Buy...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Train Sim Modeler and Route Riter

Two of the best known utilities for route and content development are Route Riter and Train Sim Modeler.

While the original developers ceased supporting these tools years ago, their last versions are still available for free from a few authorized locations.

Route Riter
  • Version 7.6.26 (released by Mike Simpson in 2013) is available at Trainsim.com in the File Library
Train Sim Modeler
  • "Classic" version of Train Sim Modeler (as previously sold by Abacus) was made available as a free download from Louis Sinclair's website 
Source code for both programs was acquired by a third party in 2014, with the announced intent of reselling and possibly expanding their functionality in the future.

Since then, Mike Simpson has publicly announced that his latest versions were to remain available for download, regardless of what happens with regard to future development.