Welcome to the Carson Car Shops

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


September 1st, 2016

I updated the links for Trainboi's content, now that Trainz-Forge is able to be updated again. Work continues on the Carson City yard, but there's quite a bit remaining.....

August 17th, 2016

A slightly late update.... In the last couple of months, I've uploaded a set of roads that follow the Yarn(ish) guidelines - simple unmarked concrete roads and intersections fitting an 80' right-of-way. Designed to match the main street through Carson City in the 1920s, these roads should be applicable in many small towns. Work on Carson City progresses - I'm currently re-laying the track with new switches, and have built half a dozen new buildings in the yard area in preperation of the V↦T Conference in October. I also updated a couple of A-frame turntables; improving the LOD and adding normal maps to the pit. Finally, I finished the cliff splines, and will upload them to the DLS tomorrow if no issues pop up.

April 30th, 2016

I've added some new models by Trainboi1 - a slightly updated version of V&T No. 25, V&T Nos. 19 and 20, YVRR Nos 21 and 23, a 9-stall SP roundhouse and 120' turntable, a narrow-guage boiler load for flat cars, and some updated C&S passenger cars.
A number of Minden buildings are now on the DLS; I'll add them to this site Soon(tm).  Finally, I've started work on the Carson yard area, with some roads and miscelaneous builddings under construction.

March 1st, 2016

Took a little bit of a break to recover from last year's presentation on Minden, but am back at work now. I'm going through my hard drive and finishing up a number of models that were almost complete and getting them on the DLS.

October 21st, 2015

Wow - time flies.... The 2015 V&T Conference is now over, and I've almost recovered. This year's presentation was significantly more work than I was expecting, but it's done now :). I've posted this year's presentation, along with the presentations from previous years, on the new presentations page.  As always, if you see something I got wrong, or left out, or just have questions about, please let me know.
Other miscellaneous updates: I've posted the Blender source files for the SD9s (thank you, Ben Neal!), and I've updated some of the old water tower and wood rick models for use in Train Fever.  I should be able to bring the updated models and textures back into Trainz sometime in the next year or five....
I uploaded a fixed version of V&T mogul No. 4 (as built) to the DLS; as well as some updates to the NG30 flat car and boxcars, the two early versions of cabeese Nos 9 and 10, the V&T ore car, and one of the NG36 tracks.
Finally, I also pruned several dead links from the links page.