Virtual Railroad (Windows)

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Description

Virtual Railroad is a single player simulation that allows the player to create their own virtual model railway. It comes with several pre-made layouts, an industrial area; a country area; little town; old time which uses old American style locomotives; Scandanavia; two towns; a small two train tabletop layout; and an unready layout together with half a dozen rangieraufgaben / shunting layouts.

New layouts are created in the map view window where track is laid by selecting the kind of track, standard or points, and dragging the mouse cursor across the screen. Buildings, hills, trees and other features are placed into the landscape by selecting the required type from a pick list and clicking the map where they are to be placed. Trains and rolling stock are placed the same way. At any time the player can swap to a 3D view and view their creation using any of the five player defined camera viewpoints.

Clicking on any locomotive brings up the drivers dialogue menu which allows the player to adjust the power and set the brakes for the unit.

Documentation is in Adobe Acrobat .pdf format and is backed up by in-game documentation and tutorials. The game is entirely mouse controlled.

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Virtual Railroad Windows Here the map view shows a pre-built circuit and the 3D view of that circuit has been expanded
Virtual Railroad Windows A 3D view of the straight line track created in the previous screenshot
Virtual Railroad Windows The player can view the track from five camera positions. Each camera can pan and zoom using buttons on the upper menu bar
Virtual Railroad Windows Sometimes the houses etc don't sit on the landscape correctly. 
Note : This may be a game feature or user error

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Alternate Titles

  • " Eisenbahn.exe European Class" -- Original title

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PC Player (Germany) Mar, 2000 24 out of 100 24

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piltdown_man (138851) added Virtual Railroad (Windows) on Apr 26, 2015