Friday, February 12, 2021

CNW Chicago Route

Ten years and counting in the making, this is a pre-release of the CNW mainline from Chicago to Rochelle, IL and Madison, WI.  

Over 200 miles of running including the full West and Northwest commuter lines, plus the Janesville, Wood Street and Proviso yards. 


Let's go shopping!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Tangent

Available here:

Donations Appreciated!

Recently updated to work with Goku's Route Editor (TSRE). 

Tangent is used to calculate the rotation for a straight piece of track between a known startpoint and endpoint.  Calculated values can be copied to the clipboard and applied using the "Paste Rot" function in the Route Editor.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Berms for Autoplacement

As seen on the IRM, UP-Gila, Packerland, and CNW-Chicago route screenshots on Trainsim, a set of over 300 berms are now available for purchase in our web store.



Yep, I want this!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Follow the Money

When you buy something here, you should know you're not buying software.  You're actually helping preserve railroad history.

Ever since we started selling utilities and routes, all of the profits from our online store have been redirected towards railroad preservation.

As an example, the money raised from Illinois Railway Museum route sales have been going towards the IRM, and will continue to support the acquisition of TP&W 800.

As other causes come up, proceeds will be donated according to the wishes of the content authors.

As the Illinois Railway Museum has shown to be a good steward of their resources, they'll continue to be our preferred outlet for donations unless otherwise stated.

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.

It comes with track and scenery, but no activities. It's a showcase for your collection, just like a museum would be.

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

Go to the store --->
Of course, I'll donate!

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.