Virtual Railroad (Windows)

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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 One of the supplied layouts
The square thing in the foreground is a points switch that can be changed by clicking on it
Virtual Railroad Windows The CD auto loads with this browser window which explains the change of name
Virtual Railroad Windows Here the player is laying their own track. 
On the left is a vertical track selection menu, the curve is created by moving the mouse and not by selecting special curved pieces of track
Virtual Railroad Windows There are old style American locomotives

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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 (143278) added Virtual Railroad (Windows) on Apr 26, 2015